Adventure Travel Isn’t Just For The White Elite
By DeAnna Taylor
While social media and influencer pages would lead us to believe that black people don’t participate in adventure travel, we know that’s just not true. We’ve found some of the best black and brown adventure travelers out there. Check them out.
As the founder of @browngirlsclimb, Laura is the advocate for showing black and brown girls the way in rock climbing. The organization often has meetups for women of color to learn the ropes when it comes to the sport. This brown girl shows us that girls do it better, and they look good while doing it too!
We’ve featured this skydiving instructor before, but he is showing the world that black men (and women) can enjoy going to the extreme too. Brandon currently works as a tandem instructor at Skydive Dubai in addition to being a professional jumper. His Instagram is full of cool photos from up in the sky.
This adventure travel influencer and advocate has covered most of Africa. Worldwide Nate, as he is known online, has spent quite a bit of time in Africa doing everything from surfing to getting up-close and personal with active volcanoes. He is the epitome of an adventure traveler.
Chris aka Misschrisyface
This flyfisher travels across the country to find some of the best fishing waters around. Whether it’s Alaska or Colorado, Chris makes what is typically deemed “a man’s sport” seem cool.
This Jamaican surfer and skater makes riding the waves look like a dream. We recently showed how Dominique Miller, the female sensation in Hawaii rips. Well, Ivah shows us that black men are representing in the water too.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.