A wise woman once said, “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” Basically, one cannot travel and remain unchanged. Travelling affords you the opportunity to learn so much about yourself and the world all whilst seeing beautiful places. Being a world traveler is a privilege not all of us can afford but fortunately for us, social media allows us to live vicariously and update our mood boards through some world travellers we see on there. Also, black girl magic now definitely includes ‘world traveler’ in its description right?! Right! We are here for it.
Here are some travel influencers we are crushing on that you should check out if you haven’t already.
Asiyami Gold (@asiyami_gold):
This Nigerian born visual storyteller is most popularly known for her bomb Instagram page, where you will see the most beautiful landscapes, food layouts, and clothes, Asiyami is an an absolute aesthetic goddess! How she manages to keep a consistent mood and feel throughout her page with rich and lush colour, is admirable and true to her name, gold! She has travelled to Kenya, Costa Rica, Japan, Morocco, Cuba and Portugal to name a few. And her captions always have a personal touch, which we love. She has collaborated with so many brands on her travels and makes this curation thing look so effortless.
Thithi Nteta (@travelgirlboss):
One cannot talk about South African bloggers and not mention Thithi. She is definitely one of the pioneers of blogging in SA, and became widely popular for her fashion and lifestyle blog teeteeiswithme.She has now since started a travel blog where she documents her travels and shares some travel tips. She has travel diaries from her trips to New York City, Amsterdam, Mexico, Berlin and so many more. Her travel tips include things like “First timers guide to Coachella” and “Packing for a long vacation”. Thithi documents her incredible style too of course, and we love a girl who always tells us where she shops!
Nneka Julia (@nnekaj)
If you want to see travel photography, know more about wine and laugh at hilarious commentary/stories, you should definitely follow Nneka. This gorgeous and funny photographer has a refreshing take on content, and going through her page will leave you wishing she was your friend. She has a knack for intricate and detailed storytelling that is unmatched, so you will most certainly also be impressed by her wit and charm. You can see images of locals from cities in Indonesia, Jamaica, Nigeria, Cambodia and many others on her feed, and as an added bonus, watch her hilarious IG video series “Waste His Time Wednesday” and get links to her podcasts. We stan a beautiful, funny and smart Queen.
As you go on your travels this summer, you will surely be protecting your skin with sunscreen, but don’t forget to also protect your hair from the sun and chlorine in those clear blue pools you’ll be dipping in ladies. MPLs Vitamin E oil is the best travel companion for your hair, and helps protect your hair from harmful effects of the sun. Enjoy :)