11 Black Travel Vloggers You Should Be Watching On YouTube
By Shontel Horne
YouTube is the go-to destination for beauty tutorials, celebrity interviews and entertaining webseries for years, but the platform is also a great place to learn more about your next big travel destination. There are countless videos featuring travel vloggers exploring towns, cities and countries all around the world, and here are 11 black YouTubers that are worth watching.
Oneika The Traveller
A world-renowned travel influencer, Oneika the Traveller has mastered the art of making captivating videos of her adventures and discussing travel in a way that’s thoughtful and engaging. From language lessons and videos about traveling while black to city tours, Oneika has something for every type of traveler.
An avid traveler, Chelsea takes viewers with her as she goes on cruises and visits new cities. She’s relatively new to the platform, but her Alaskan Cruise videos are fun and in-depth.
Abigael is a Londoner who spent time living in Canada and Asia, so if you’re thinking about visiting or moving to South Korea, her videos will help make your experience much better.
Tosin and Zoie
A married couple from London, most of Tosin and Zoie’s videos are about their marriage but they also have vlogs of trips to Mykonos, Mallorca and Morocco that will give you ideas for your next #baecation.
Mario spent two years walking from South Africa to Egypt, and his channel has many videos from his epic journey as well as new videos from his more recent trips.
Writer, photographer and world traveler Erick is behind this dynamic channel, where he covers everything from racism abroad to what it’s like to be a backpacker in your 30s. The topics he addresses are important for all travelers, but if you’re just getting starting on your travel journey, start here.
Hey Gor Jess
Jessica Franklin’s YouTube channel is filled with beauty tutorials and workout videos, but she also has no shortage of clips highlighting her trips to places like South Africa, Guadeloupe and St. Croix. If you need tips on how to look your best while traveling, Jessica is your girl.
For honest videos about what it’s like to visit destinations like Greece and Switzerland as a black traveler, The BLKPACKER is great to watch. Fun and candid, the videos are exciting, relatable and real.
Watching Neiicey’s videos is like traveling with your bff. She’s always honest about her experiences traveling to places like Trinidad, Brazil and Jamaica, and her candid conversations make her the homegirl you wish you had.
When it comes to vlogging, Maryjane is a pro. Her YouTube videos are striking and professional and she shares everything from tours of foreign destinations to tips on how to take better photos when you travel.
Think flight attendants have it easy? Think again! With her YouTube show The “Real Life” of a Flight Attendant, Ashley Smith gives an insider look into what it’s like to be a flight attendant, sharing the struggle of working 12-hour days to answering questions about her profession.