February is Black History Month in the US, and a great time to reflect on the Black travel experience. In order to help our guests live their best lives ever, we’ve put together this collection of resources for Black travelers.
Blueground has furnished apartments in cities all over the world, including these 9 US cities where you can celebrate Black history this month. No matter where you decide to travel this year, these useful resources for Black travelers will help you stay safe on the road.
Looking for inspiration? Black Travelers International has a variety of travel guides, advice on accommodations, and even group trips! Their buzzy Facebook group is also great for connecting with like-minded travelers.
There’s no party quite like a festival in a city that you’ve never visited before. Why not plan your next vacation around attending a once-in-a-lifetime event? This exhaustive guide to festivals around the world in 2023 is a great resource for Black travelers.
If you’re interested in adventure or luxury travel, check out Black & Abroad. This specialty travel agency has trips you won’t find anywhere else. You can travel with a group to destinations like Colombia, Ghana, and France, or work with the team to plan a custom trip.
Accountability is key to improving the experience of Black travelers. Martinique Lewis, president of the Black Travel Alliance, puts together an annual report that assesses how the travel industry is improving access and equality, as well as how much still needs to change. Even if you don’t work in the travel agency yourself, the report is a fascinating read. (We were also lucky enough to host Martinique in two of our markets last year.)
If you want to travel in the Caribbean, Mexico, or the US, Soul of America’s travel guides are essential reading. Given its coverage of more than 150 destinations, this site is an incredible resource for Black travelers. There’s also a calendar of US-based events that are of special interest to Black travelers. Soul of America also has coverage of other destinations, including Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, and more.
Are you a solo traveler or craving something outside of the box? Content creator Abigail Akinyemi creates incredible itineraries for Black travelers on her website and Instagram channel. Abigail will be partnering with Blueground this year as she stays in six of our markets over six months. We will share highlights and tips from her life on the road throughout 2023.
This cool online travel magazine covers every aspect of the Black travel experience. You can find destination inspiration, time-saving tips, and the latest news. Travel Noire also produces a series of city guides, making it one of the best resources for Black travelers around.
Are you ready to give up your year-long lease and embrace a flexible lifestyle? Blueground has apartments with luxury fittings and thoughtful extras in key cities around the world.