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The Most Inspiring Black Travel Photos On Instagram Of 2019

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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These days, there isn’t a shortage of black travel influencers on Instagram. Over the past year, we have watched the first documented, black woman travel to every country in the world and cheered on the Travel Channel’s only black, female host.

Here are some of our favorite travel photos and black travel influencers from 2019 to inspire your love of adventure and art.

@thecatchmeifyoucan

in 2019 Jessica Nabongo made her mark in history as the first documented, black woman to visit every country in the world. This image, taken in Seychelles, is a celebration of her arrival at the final country in her inspiring quest.  

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@dapperlou

Some of the most powerful images on Instagram can be found here. DapperLou captures black bodies as breathtaking works of art. Not only do his images inspire travel and adventure, but they also inspire a desire to create.

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@kelleesetgo

Kellee Edwards made history by scoring a hosting gig on the Travel Channel in 2017, and her photos from the past year continue to amaze and inspire her nearly 100,000 followers to travel the world and to walk fearlessly into your dreams.

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These last 4 years have been incredibly awesome, insane, draining and unpredictable often at the same time, sometimes in the same day. My travels have consisted of mainly work: shooting two shows, speaking engagements, for brands, media appearances etc. As much as it has been for “Me”, in part it hasn’t felt like that. Being pulled in a million directions has become a “new normal” for me and I fight it everyday. But the fact is… things have changed. Both a blessing and a curse. When I started this journey in 2010 it was me and my tripod, traversing the world, doing what people said I shouldn’t or couldn’t. I had a blast proving so many people wrong and more importantly proving myself RIGHT and what I was capable of. So after my last speaking engagement in Libson for a major company whom I’ll announce my partnership with soon, I decided to get back to my #KelleeSetGo ! roots & hop over the the #Azores , with my tripod, camera, drone, grit, wit and immense desire to be one with the great outdoors… alone. I needed this. BADLY. Two things came from this… the first is I realized how spoiled I’d become having so many people cater to my every need and want on travels. Embarrassing to admit but I needed to write and say this out loud so that I could both process and appreciate. Thank you to those who have taken amazing care of me of the road. Secondly, that 9 years older and later after starting this adventure I still got it. That I CAN climb the highest mountains, navigate in places I’ve never stepped foot in before with an ease that’s uncanny, drive the hell out of a stick shift because there were no other options, have a presence that tells people I may be a foreigner, but I’m no fool, so don’t try me, yet approachable enough to know that yes, I’ll take a million amazing pictures of you, no problem. But mostly it’s amazing to see how far I’ve come, while knowing this STILL is just the beginning. So cheers to me & the amazing mountains I’ve yet to climb & horizons that are never ending. It’s a beautiful view from the top, I’m going to enjoy while it lasts, as nothing is forever. #getoutside #adventure #explore #travel #outdoorwomen #adventuretime #exploremore

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@spiritedpursuit

Lee Litumbe makes this list based on the sheer magnificence of her photos that sparks wanderlust in anyone who views them. From France to Morocco, this professional traveler, photographer, and storyteller allows us to see the endless beauty the world holds.

@_jibraeel_

While many Instagram influencers love to turn the camera on themselves, Jibril captures the vastness and power of nature in his photos that inspire nature-lovers and adventurers across all corners of the globe.  

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