Are you in search of the top travel bloggers to follow as we move into 2020? I created this list of the best black travel bloggers to follow because while diversity in travel is the new buzz phrase for 2019 I didn’t see many brands putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to hiring and collaborating with travel bloggers of color.

We know African American travelers contributed $63 billion to United States tourism in 2018.

Black women alone spend $55 billion dollars according to Neilsen data but brands still have a hard time using their trade fund…


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If you’re heading to the Big Island there are plenty of including , authentic , sunny weather and culture that the entire family will not want to leave the Big Island. …


Trying to decide where to stay in Rome? A boutique hotel in Rome is the way to go if you’re looking for a truly authentic Italian experience. Rome is known as the eternal city of love because around every corner you will find quaint coffee and gelato shops, cobblestoned streets, and cafes that will make you fall in love over and over again.

The Italians are definitely some of most romantic people in the world and St. …


Are you wondering if Cancun is safe because of the new Cancun travel warning and Cancun travel advisory that was issued by the United States in April of 2019 regarding travel of U.S. citizens to Mexico. While the United States has issued a travel advisory for the entire country of Mexico I want you to rest easy in knowing that Cancun is safe and there are not any current travel restrictions placed on Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

Cancun is one of Mexico’s most sought-after regions for bucket list vacations. …


Alabama Gulf Coast is one of the best-kept secrets of the south. If you are looking for a fun, relaxing, and unforgettable family trip, romantic getaway with the hubby or a weekend with your best girlfriends head down to Alabama!

There are so many things to do in Gulf Shores from its culinary scene to the extensive options for both water and land-based activities, Gulf Shores, Alabama appeals to couples, families, and solo travelers alike.

Grab your flip-flops and make your way to the beach to enjoy the pristine white sand beaches that Gulf Shores is known for. Take advantage…


The Turks and Caicos, especially the island of Providenciales, has an expensive reputation — and for good reason. Much of the food in the Turks and Caicos is directly imported from the US and specifically Florida, so many brands and items are American products but everything is extremely overpriced.

But if you’ve got your eye set on the stunning beaches of Provo you can either rent a condo on the beach which I Do Not suggest or stay at Beaches all-inclusive family resort.

We flew into Turks and Caicos on a Tuesday and decided to rent a condo for one…


Your parents worked hard their entire life, saved their money and now it’s time for them to get out and see the world, visiting places they’ve always dreamed of seeing in person. The only question is, where do you take your aging parent for the vacation of a lifetime?

You are now researching to spark their motivation and get packing.

Retirees might be out of the workforce, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go on vacation. When I was invited to attend which is an invitation-only social media conference hosted…


Autumn is a perfect time to plan a fall family vacation in October, thanks to crisp air, vibrant foliage, and the tourists are finally gone home! Whether you want to admire natural wonders in the Smoky Mountains or see the Tide Pools in Victoria, BC these fall vacation destinations offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy comfortable temperatures without all of the crowds.

October festivals, fall colors, and cooler weather is my favorite time of the year to pack up the car and go on weekend vacation to reenergize and focus on what makes you happy.

If you are looking for…


Southern Heritage Classic, cooler weather and a slew of festivals mean it’s Fall In Memphis! Memphis is known as the Bluff City and we officially start celebrating Fall the first week of September. Whether you’re attending the Southern Heritage Classic, Zoo Rendezvous, taking in the arts or just sightseeing, the possibilities of Things to see and do in Memphis are endless if you want to visit the Bluff City this fall.

So grab your best girlfriend or hubby and pig out on great food, tailgate at the Southern Heritage football game or just discover what has to offer for…


There is something about my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee that draws people in from the music, food, and energy that creates a magical experience you can’t get anywhere else in the country.

Whether you’re into blues, soul or rock’n’roll, Memphis is a must-see destination and if are wondering what to do with 3 Days in Memphis here is my guide for things to do in Memphis.

There is so much authentic music that was and is being created in Memphis from R&B, blues, and rap. …

Tomiko Harvey

I am the creator of Passports and Grub, a travel blog of colorful travel stories, travel tips and lists, hotel reviews, and curated city guides.

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