Young Black Travelers
By Young Black Travelers
Young Black Travelers Mar 30, 2020
Wanderlust Down Under: A Taste of Germany and The Aussie Adventure
St. Maarten Unveiled From Jamaal’s Perspective
Exploring Namibia and Beyond: A Journey Through Southern Africa with Jovenchi
Join Asshur as he sits down with the adventurous Jovenchi to discuss his recent journey through Namibia and his travels throughout Southern Africa. From debating the proper pronunciation of Tanzania to exploring the diverse food, people, and experiences of East and Southern Africa, this conversation is full of excitement and inspiration for any travel enthusiast. Discover Jovenchi's insider tips on navigating Mozambique, the differences between Lamu and Diani in Kenya, and the stunning landscapes of Namibia's desert and beach. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or a first-time adventurer, this episode is sure to spark your wanderlust and leave you itching to pack your bags and hit the road. Don't miss out on this thrilling journey through some of the most beautiful and captivating destinations in Africa!
December in Ghana
During her trip, Kellisia recommended that travelers stay in the capital city of Accra, where there are plenty of accommodations and things to do. But she suggest that Accra is spread out and shared her recommendations such as East Legon or Air Port Residential. She also highly recommended visiting the Cape Coast Castle, Door of no return etc. They have a rich history related to the slave trade.
Kellisia also talked about the importance of GiveBack or social responsibility, which is near and dare to our heart.
Asshur congratulated Kellisia on the recent creation of her law firm and asked about her plans for the future. Kellisia shared that she is excited to continue growing her business and expanding her reach to help more people in need. She also talked about her passion for social justice issues and how she hopes to use her legal expertise to make a positive impact in the world.
Overall, Asshur and Kellisia had a wonderful conversation and of course highlighted their shared Vincentian heritage. Hopefully you enjoy!!!
Stranded in Upstate New York Heading to Toronto: A Winter Storm Story
First off, we will be talking about hosting the study abroad student. Herbert has had this experience and we will be delving into the details of what motivated him to host a student, what he observed to be the most shocking thing for the student about their experience in Dominica, what they enjoyed the most about the country, and some of the lessons they shared with our guest.
Our guest also ensured that the student had some of the local experience that they hoped all visitors to Dominica would have. We will be exploring some of those experiences and how they impacted the student's overall experience and how they can impact yours as well!
We also explore what makes Dominica a destination that you should consider visiting. From the island's natural beauty, culture, and unique experiences, we will be breaking down all the reasons why Dominica should be on your travel list.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy this exciting and informative episode with Herbert and Asshur, from the Nature Isles.
The Adventures of Daniel
Season 7 Finale: Reflections on 2022
24 Hours In Paris, Thanks to Air France
Asshur and Krisan talk about his unexpected trip to Paris after being stuck in Tanzania. Hear how he ended up there and what he did in these 24 hours. Also, get some tips and tricks for dealing with airlines after your delayed flight. Asshur gives clear examples of what you should expect whenever in a situation as he found himself. Nonetheless, a big shout out to Air France for the beautiful travel experience from Dar Es Salaam to Paris and from Paris to New York. Their service was indeed top-notch, and we certainly recommend them in the future.
Flying Solo to Ethiopia
The crew gave rave reviews of the excursion they did with Safari Blue Zanzibar. Asshur states that this was one of, if not the best, excursions that he's had. The spread of food was one of the highlights of this excursion. Do not forget to visit the famed Rock Restaurant. It is an experience you will never forget, with breathtaking views that will be etched in your memory.
Furthermore, Stone Town is a must. Please make sure that you stay here maybe a few days, and explore. We stayed at Shoki Shoki House; it was not a bad experience, it is not luxurious but it was nice. If not here, there are tons of other places to select from. This hotel was centrally located to everything, particularly where you can see the famed guys jumping off the jetty. It is a must-see. Do a walking tour and also visit the Slave Market; this sacred space is both emotional and educational.
Tanzania, Start of the African Adventure
The groups talk about their experience driving from Nairobi to Tanzania. They also review the hotel where they stayed,
Marriott Arusha. They flew from Arusha to Dar, and so they discuss what they experienced in Dar es Salam. Stella also discussed some of the night spots we definitely recommend. Enjoy our journey to Tan-zan-nia!
The crew talks about the their experience visiting the Shammah Children’s Home to donate the close to $4000 donated by our supporters. And we end it all off with Anthony singing the praises of the the Sankara Hotel! Enjoy!!!
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Autumn Adventures in New York
Kreshonna in Bali
Alaska: A Native’s Perspective
Luego Panama!- Season 6 Finale Part 2
You can find all mentioned places in our Ultimate Panama Trip Cheat Sheet here: youngblacktravelers.gumroad.com/l/wasnp
Hola Panama! - Season 6 Finale Part 1
You can find all mentioned places in our Ultimate Panama Trip Cheat Sheet here: youngblacktravelers.gumroad.com/l/wasnp
Boys Trip LA Edition
Asshur talks with his group of friend who traveled to Los Angeles (LA), California together. This trip was an epic experience. It was literally a reality TV show. So the guys could not wait to gather again to recap their experiences, just like the wrap up of a good season of a TV show. This episode is filled with lots of humor, and SHADE lol! It also has lots of great tips and ticks. It is a long one but a good one. Hopefully soon we will have the Nico Response, since much of this episode was spent focuses on Nico, who surprisingly became a dissenting character of this trip, lol.
Here are some of the restaurant tips offered in this episode: Fixins, Saddle Ranch, Mama Por Dios (Beverly Hills) and The Breakfast Club. Literally all great spots.
Also, as mentioned, ensure that you take a trip to the Griffith Observatory. The views here wont disappoint you. But the science is is also mind blowing.
If you want to see Asshur's vlogs and get a bit more from this trip head over to AsshurK on Youtube to see more. Interested in staying at the Airbnb seen in the vlogs and talked about in this episode, check it out here.
The Great Guatemalan Trek
25 under 25
Off the beaten path in Spain with Christyn!
I Moved to the UK
Adventures in Cape Verde
Travel as an Educator
Botswana, Beef, Safari and Many More
Botswana's national Kuda tells Asshur about what to expect when traveling to her home nation. From her advise of making sure that you eat beaf, as was also recommended by Steve Harvey. To the advice of checking out a few other southern African countries before or after visiting Botswana. Maybe a perfect itinerary would be flying into South Africa, Johannesburg and then head on up to Botswana.
You can also do what Asshur hopes to do one day, get that ring for your special someone in Botswana. BTW, Kuda echos our conversation with Dave from Mother Land Adventures where she talks about the beaches of Kenya as being some of the best.
Bottom line, if you haven't been considering Africa, whether it be Botswana or Kenya, maybe now is the time to add an African nation to your list because the continent is so much more than it has been portrayed by the media in the past.
And also, maybe you should check out the new show on Netflix, Young, Famous and African and maybe that too will change your mind.
Safari in Kenya?
Motherland Adventures founder Dave joins Asshur and Valone to talk about what you can expect on a visit to Kenya. He shares tips on various places you should consider if you are planning to visit Kenya. This east African country is famed for its scenic landscapes and vast wildlife preserves, and he shares all the info about what you should expect to see before visiting.
Dave shares that Kenya is the only country globally where within 20 minutes from the airport 10 minutes from the city center any traveler can have a safari experience at Nairobi National park. His point on the fact that you can be on a Safari in Nairobi and see sky scrapers in the background was extremely interesting. We would have never thought about this.
If you want a longer safari experience, Dave shares that you can plan to take a 3-5 day experience at Masai Mara national park. According to Dave, on a budget, a traveler can pay around USD 350 on the low end for a 3-day experience to Masi Mara.
Dave also talked about other destinations in Kenya that you should consider visiting, like Mombassa. Many people only think of Kenya for the big 5, and they do not think of the beach experience that you can have in Africa, after all, some of the best beaches in Africa are on the east coast!
Our conversation with Dave proves that Kenya may be worth a visit and it may not be all that expensive. He also shares that the prices you may see online for Safaris may be higher than they cost. If you are interested in visiting Kenya, head over to the Young Black Travelers Instagram page and speak with Dave (Motherland Adventures) to book your trip!
Nonetheless, happy listening!
Virgin Touch Down Inna SVG
Hannah Swift, Country Manager of Virgin Atlantic in the Caribbean, joins Valone and Asshur of YBT to talk about Virgin's inaugural flight to SVG! Volcano Hannah, her new pet name, talks with us about her excitement heading over to SVG after the Volcano eruption. She also shares the excitement on the plane as it made its voyage to SVG! Hannah talks about her favorite destination in SVG, which everyone should add to their list on the next trip to SVG. Dr. Ralph (SVG Prime Minister), remember Hannah’s request to become an honorary citizen of SVG.
Here are some travel tips from Volcano Hannah:
1) Show up to the airport with everything that you need. Negative PCR test, Visa, etc. She recommends that you print things that you need because it's easier when the documents are in your hand, rather than digging through your phone. Or have screen shots on your phone, so you can quickly show the info that you are asked for from airlines or the country that you will be visiting.
2) Be respectful of the protocols of various countries.
3) Enjoy and tell people about your travels.
4) Get out and explore the islands, especially St. Vincent. Talk to locals. Find out where they eat, etc.
Season 6 Opener
Season 5 Wrap Up!
Carnival & Costumes!!!!
Melanin & Miles on Spain
Racially Profiled While Booking Airbnb in the Hamptons
12 Trips 12 Months
Flo Flo Florida!
Travel As A Bajan Expat
Hey Brazil, Kevin Loves Salvador!
From Greece to Albania
Season 4 Finale, Finally
Pura Vida in Costa Rica & Panama
Medellin the Urban Jungle!
Nomads in Cartagena
Digital Nomad in Colombia
The Volcano Erupted
Food & Culture Jam'It Bistro
Guess Amynah’s Airline!
Juran in Naija
Beyond BMore and BLM
BLM a UK Perspective
Josh and Daniel join Asshur to talk about race and the Black Lives Matter movement. They speak about this topic from the British view, which lends a different perspective to the conversation. Their perspective provides some direction on some goals they hope the movement will accomplish for black British women and men.
The Impacts Covid May have on Travelers' Mental Health
Silvia talks about the impacts that this pandemic may have on individuals who love to travel. Our take away from this conversation is that, sometime getting away from our problems, as traveling allows is not the best. We need to face some situations. Enjoy.
Flying in the Midst of Covid
We know that many of you are considering hopping on a plane, as a result of Cabin Fever. We also know some of you have fears of flying in the wake of the Coronavirus. So, we wanted to share some information with you that will be very useful if you did choose to leave your locale, hop on a plane and explored another destination.
Being a Flight Attendant with Patreka Brown
Patreka Brown joins Ainsworth to chat about working on a airline as well as her experiences flying to different countries. They later discuss being a visible minority in the airline industry. Patreka also shares her new business plans during the pandemic (COVID-19) she explains why she decided to start her own business during the episode.
Representation Matters: Chubby and Black
Keeping the Travel Industry Accountable
Aleah joins Asshur to discuss how we can keep the travel industry accountable. She shares one of her experiences with Discover Grenada, showing a lack of representation with influencers they work with, which do not represent the demographic of Grenada. Also, they touch on many other topics such as colorism, etc. This is a must-listen!
Holding The Caribbean Accountable
Wellness with Regina
Regina Moesha joins Ainsworth to talk about wellness. She explains the importance of taking care of your body mentally and physically. We later talk about her moving from Jamaica to Canada from the age of 9 and discuss the cultural differences between the two countries. Regina tells us her favourite Jamaican meals and explains why she turned vegan.
Travel on the Cheap
Ariel Ross joins Asshur from YBT to talk about how you can travel on the cheap. She shares many helpful tips and tricks. So check it out!
Black Lives Matters From a Cuban Perspective
Reminiscing on a conversation Asshur, Awalda, Nadine and Stella had in a taxi, Asshur speaks to his travel buddies to Cuba to unearth the shocking taxi conversation. They cover issues from police brutality and inequality and racism as a whole, as well as reflect on the splendid time they had in beautiful Cuba.
Travel Advantages for Tech Workers Post Covid
Ariel Johnson joins Asshur to talk about the opportunities that workers in the tech industry will have after Covie-19 passes. Amongst many other topics discussed, these two brooklynites also share some must visit Caribbean restaurants in the borough. Enjoy!
Troy The Traveler
Toronto photographer and influencer Troy Visuals comes to the table to discuss things he is working on within the city and Toronto culture. Also joining the table is Phillip Grant who is a new member of the YBT team. During our conversation Troy compares Toronto culture to LA and tells us the differences between the two cities.
The Airline Industry Post Covid
American Airlines pilot Leo joins Asshur to talk about the state of the airline industry after the Coronavirus. One thing is sure, and that is the travel industry will look very different from how it currently look. With that said, are you ready for higher ticket prices?
Peru & the Prestigious Fulbright Experience
Fulbright Scholar, Simone Gordon shares her experience in India as a Fulbright Scholar. We also discussed her experience in Peru and Argentina, destinations she pursued after completing her term with the Fulbright program.
Meet Ains & Toronto
Corona and Teaching in Korea
Naomi join Asshur to talk about her experience teaching English in South Korea. She talked about traveling while teaching in Asia and also the global pandemic, Covid-19, which first hit South Korea, among other Asian countries such as China.
Cruise expert Victoria Baker drops in to share some insight and tips on what she believes is the cost effective way to see multiple destinations in one trip!
March 11, 2020
From Thailand to Jamaica
Latoya join Asshur and Ashley to talk about her time in Thailand and Jamaica. Most interestingly, was the fact that she traveled to these two destinations one after the next. Listen in for this exciting conversation, so electric that it caused latoya to lay down a twerk or two.
A Korean Wedding Experience
Stanton talks with Asshur about his experience attending a wedding in Korea. See blog for his pictures of this cultural encounter. Enjoy!
Twenty-two-year-old flight attendant Trai joins Asshur to talk about how his travels have changed his perspectives. His perspective on Africa is inspiring and could help many of us see Africa in the beautiful light in which it should be portrayed.
Mental Health & Travel Cont.
Phadia is now back from her trip to Bali, India, and Dubai and she continues the conversation on Mental Health and Travel with YBT's Valone and Asshur. Among other points in our conversation, we discussed how the beach can possibly be a relaxation tool for some and how acts of nature, such as rain, can have a positive effect on mental health.
Assessment in Alabama
Asshur and Ashley talks with Keishorne and Julia about their free trip to Alabama, to perform assessment work with the Jefferson County Commission.
Black in Taiwan
Safiya talk to Asshur about her trip to Taiwan. They discuss the black experience in Taiwan and Saf shares some of the highlights and surprises from her trip.
Playing Sports Internationally
Mental Health & Travel
Young Black Travelers team members, Valone and Asshur, is joined by Phadia, a licensed Social Worker to talk about Mental Health and Travel. Phadia touched on topics such as study abroad and it's importance in showing her social work from the Swedish lens. Happy listening.
Tech & Travel
Elizabeth joins the YBT team to discuss the use of technology while traveling. We explore topics from mobile connectivity to the ability to communicate to locals in other countries, using certain apps. This conversation will provide insights into how you can maximize your money as well as your time, so you can travel more and have enhanced travel experiences, all because of technology. So, sit back, listen and enjoy!
Travel Last Minute, This Summer!
Maybe you haven't traveled at all this summer, or maybe you have but need just one last fix. Well listen.... And maybe you will get inspiration and information.
Meet the Travelers