In the past year, I’ve come to embrace two identities (Woman & Black) that I regarded very separately. I ranked them in an order that reflected my own experiences and difficulties with each. I’m happy to say that I am not one without the other. I am proudly a Black Woman.
I dedicate this post to my Queens.
Exploring travel opportunities with your squad is always a fun experience but nothing beats a well thought out solo trip. Little wonder a solo trip is on most people’s bucket list, black women are no exception.
With the increasing discrimination against black women daily in our contemporary world, however, you could be totally unsure about your solo travel. The question of whether to go at all, alone or who to go with always pops up.
Needless to say, there’s absolutely no need to panic. You are an empowered explorer with your sights on the world and there are many thrilling places that’ll meet your satisfaction. Here are a few:
If you’re culturally inclined and share a deep connection with your roots then Brazil might just be perfect for you.
In terms of travel, it is one of the most diverse and home to a number of cultures. Brazil is an amazing place with lots of fun activities, great for solo travelers.
Don’t mistake solo for being “alone” or bored. You can enjoy an amazing array of wildlife to colorful carnivals in Río de Janeiro.
If you’re anything like me then you’d enjoy walking tours at the national parks outside Rio or Sao Paulo. For my adventure-seeking ladies, you can go hang gliding and paragliding at the notable Pedro Bonita, whitewater Rafting at different rivers and cocktail partying on the Copacabana beach.
Ciao! A pure magical destination. Known for its rich tasting wines coupled with its impressive fashion, it is also famed for its well known and popular tourist attractions like the Trevi Fountain. Note: Take some coins to throw into the fountain as you make a wish.
The city of Rome has a sense of energy and character. It’s a city of history, artifacts, and arts. It’s a live version of a history book, especially of stories we’ve read while in school.
Don’t forget the cuisine. Italian food is exactly how you would imagine it. You could literally make a trip of taste testing every gelato in the country. It is irresistible and nothing compares to authentic pasta and bolognese sauce that melts in your mouth.
Italy has unique activities like the gondola ride in Venice, hiking at Cinque Terre, exploring the temples of Paestum and ruins in Pompeii, or bike tour at the island of Sardinia. As a solo black woman, this is a safe, beautiful place you’d most definitely enjoy.
Pssst…and you would be loved for your melanin and roots too! Aye!
A delightful wonder, this Asian country is rich in culture and renowned for modern technology as well as stunning infrastructures like skyscrapers, parks, and temples.
Besides these, it is packed with islands like Kyushu, Okinawa, and Hokkaido. So day trips are possible as you explore Japan.
Even, Japan has mountains sparsely distributed. Book a group tour to view Mount Fuji, Mount Kita, Mount Yari, or Mount Aino.
Significantly notable are its shopping malls, enlarged libraries, and its ancient palaces. Basically, you’ll have plenty to see and do in this country.
This is a great place to make your debut into the world of solo travel. I bet you know at least one person who has traveled here.
The noteworthy Paris is known as the city of love. Are you single? If yes, this is could be an amazing place to meet people.
Yet, you might be too busy taking pictures of all the sites you’ve seen online to even have time to mingle.
From the beautiful sights to the fancy coffee shops, classy stores, the exquisite meals, art, and language, you can never go wrong. Touring the major cities of Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Cannes, and Porquerolles would leave you thrilled.
Lastly, you’re probably going to get hooked on this destination. Hawaii is a paradise and dream location.
This US state houses a lot of relaxable islands. It is known for about 19 islands, one of which extends to the North Pacific ocean.
In Hawaii, you could visit islands like Oahu, the Manoa Valley, and Maui. The weather is soft and humid and the beaches just make it easy to relax. Like Brazil, Hawaii is your go-to place if you’re looking to have a vast knowledge of cultures around the world.