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 and traveling, here’s a list of my ten favorite traveling naturals on Instagram.
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! ❤
3. Cynthia – simplycyn
Cynthia works full time as an attorney and shares her natural hair, style, and travel guides on her blog.
This world…. boy oh boy, if you can, see as much of it as you can… so beyond amazing. Our guide shared so much about Cambodia… personal experiences and all. Never be the same again… You can see it all on your own but a good guide can help you understand what you’re seeing. Travel tip- consider a guided tour. #SimplyCynTravels. p.S. I love getting your travel questions- makes me happy that I can help. #Cambodia #SiemReap #AngkorWat
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.
In my latest post, @haitiannomad lists a classic car tour as one of his “must-do” activities in #Cuba and I totally agree! I was OBSESSED with these cars, and took pictures with all of them like they were celebrities or something 😂. Definitely a fun experience (esp the convertibles! 🙌🏽) ||🔗 Link in bio for more tips on traveling to Cuba
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. You can purchase her book So You Want To Be A Travel Influencer?: The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Travel Influencer of Color on Amazon.
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.
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.