10 Traveling Naturals to Follow on Instagram

Traveling Naturalistas to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is probably my most active social media platform. Even if I don’t have anything to post, I’m always scrolling for funny memes or getting travel and beauty inspiration. Since the month of March is used to celebrate women AND I’m an advocate for natural hair, here’s a list of my ten favorite traveling naturals on Instagram. All of these accounts showcase some sort of solo, family, couples or group travel. If you’re a natural that loves to travel, I am sure you will love them as much as I do. I hope these traveling naturals also inspire you to travel the world in some way.

1. Kasi – kasiperkins

Based in DC Kasi is a style blogger sharing different looks from all over the world with her girls. I especially love how she creates unique looks wearing affordable clothing.

2. Gloria | TheBlogAbroad

Glo shares her journey as a solo traveler and writer in the sassiest way. Catch up on her Instagram stories as she shares behind the scenes footage of her travels and how she gets the best shots for her feed.

My obsession with Brazil and Rio de Janiero specifically, can’t be summed up in a single photo or caption, but here’s a start: It’s been such an exhilarating experience being here during Carnaval especially. It’s a total sensory overload everywhere you look. Brazil doesn’t know how to do things small. Their parade at the Sombradromo the past two nights have blown my mind. This multi-million dollar event, with extravagant floats, costumes, and firework displays, puts every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to shame. Maybe I had too much to drink (spoiler: I did), but hearing them sing national songs in unison to the ricocheting beat in that arena gave me chills. Brazilians are such proud people — but not in a boasting or bragging sense. They just genuinely love their culture, their passions, and their customs, and getting to share a piece of it with foreigners, excites them to boundless degrees. Though I’m mistaken as a Brazilian 9 times out of 10 while walking down the street, there’s so much I want to share about the encounters, conversations, and revelations Brazilians from all backgrounds have shared with me. Their history is so complex and their ethnic divide, while probably subtle to most, was very apparent to me. At my core, I’m a storyteller. And I’m anxious to share why Brazil needs to move to the top of everyone’s bucket lists, but more than that, what lessons I can pass on through my experiences here. Brazil is a convoluted place with many layers to its greatness, but at its foundation, filled with proud, colorful, and vivacious souls who will do what they can to make sure your experience here is great. Can’t wait to share more and keep tuning into Snapchat “GL0” (with a zero) and IG stories, for real-time and behind-the-scenes updates. Thanks to @samantharuberto for this photo, and yay for reuniting in our 3rd country now! ❤

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3. Cynthia – simplycyn

Cynthia shares her natural hair, style, and travel guides on her blog.

4. Oneika – oneikatraveller

Oneika is my unofficial fairy blog-mother. She shares her journey as a black female traveler via solo, couples and girls trips.

5. Tracey – bktraveladdict

A lover of travel and food, Tracey is also the Event Director of Curly Girl Collective‘s annual CURLFEST natural beauty festival.

6. Monique – wanderlustmyway

I recently started following Monique and love her style, travel and beauty tips. She recently quit her job to travel indefinitely.

7. Jakīya – travelingfro

Seeing the need to “live” Jakīya quit her 9-9 full-time job to travel the world solo. She shares live updates via Instagram stories. Follow along to see where she is in the world.

8. Jessica – heygorjess

Jessica shares her passion for beauty, fashion, fitness and travel.

9. Rachel – racheltravels

In addition to traveling, Rachel partners with brands to influence travel and helps potential travel influencers through her online mastermind.

10. Joanna – joannaen

Shameless plug. I couldn’t end the list without sharing my own Instagram profile. As with my blog, my feed shares the balance of travel and life while working a full-time job. I share behind the scenes updates of my day in and out of NYC and include tips for solo, group, and family travel.

Do you know of any other Traveling Naturalistas on Instagram? Share them below.

17 thoughts on “10 Traveling Naturals to Follow on Instagram

  1. Kenya

    These are all beautiful women! I am a natural as well I’m trying to get my daughter to tag along


  2. Tanya Barnett

    Wow! I’ve only heard of one of them. I would love to travel as much as they do. Following.


  3. Kemkem

    Nice collection of travelers. We publish on IG once a week of our travels, but never show our faces, just places :-).


    1. Joanna E

      I tried doing a page with just travel pictures for inspiration, but it didn’t do well. 🙁


  4. Jamila

    I follow a couple of these ladies, I love seeing photos of others traveling.


    1. Joanna E

      Same here. Thanks for reading Jamila 🙂


  5. Kim

    Thanks for introducing me to some more travel IG accounts to follow. I follow a few of them already.


  6. Carissa

    Thanks for sharing! I love following new people on IG its my favorite social media site. These pictures on these accounts are AMAZING!!!


  7. Lauren Gay

    Nice list. Great to see some other fellow loc’d natural travelers like me. Looking forward to following some of the new faces.


    1. Joanna E

      I absolutely love all your adventure photos. One of my friends even said you’re like her fairy blogmother in her head. lol


  8. Shellz

    I follow some of these ladies!!! Thanks for giving us a round up!


    1. Joanna E

      Awesome. Thanks for stopping by Shellz


  9. Shaunna

    Although I don’t do much traveling, I am a naturalista (been rocking with my locs 12 years strong, now). I will definitely look into the ladies you listed for more insight!


  10. Tiffany H.

    Love it! Beautiful Black women, traveling the world!


  11. nat

    Wow. I want to check out their IG pages


  12. Sheena

    YAS!! I’m headed to follow all of these beautiful ladies!


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