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Adventure Travel Isn’t Just For The White Elite

By DeAnna Taylor

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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.

Laura Edmonson

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!

@laura.edmonson| Instagram

Brandon Johnson

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.

@flyingjohnson/instagram

 

Nathan Fluellen

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.

Photo courtesy of @worldwidenate| Instagram

 

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.

@mischrisyface| Instagram

 

Ivah_the_great

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.


@Ivah_the_great| Instagram

 

Related: Meet The Female Competitive Surfing Powerhouse Making Waves In Hawaii

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DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel writer. The Charlotte native recently completed one year abroad working as an English teacher in South Korea. Her hobbies include fitness, traveling to new countries, and trying new foods.

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