This Guy Travels The World Eating Snakes, Brains, Eyes and Embryos

There are some meals you never forget. Unless you’re a Peruvian living in the Andes, it’s not everyday that you come across cuy on restaurant menus. If you’re a Mexico City resident, there’s nothing extraordinary about brain or eye tacos. I’ve had both dishes and many other bizarre foods during my travels, still, there’s one meal that stands out from the pack: snake. In October 2014, I headed to Southeast Asia on a journey to rediscover my spirituality. This wouldREAD MORE

Book An Airbnb Stay At Will Smith’s “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” Home

Capitalizing on millennial nostalgia for days gone, AirBnB is morphing a home from a popular 1990s sitcom into a rental property. The mansion where Will Smith "pulled up around 7 or 8" in the Fresh Prince TV show will be open to guests for five bookings next month. The fortunate souls that actually secure the bookings will be given access to Will's wing of the house, which is honestly probably nicer than most hotels I've stayed in. The "wing" includesREAD MORE

Explore America’s Black-Owned Bookstores

Black-owned bookstores are having a moment in America. As one bookstore owner tells the New York Times, "We went from moving 3,000 books a week to 50,000 books a week." The Black Lives Matter movement certainly deserves credit for the boom. The collective epiphany happening in America has birthed a new audience searching for "resources" on race relations. Millennials are discovering James Baldwin's writings after seeing his eloquence articulated through archival footage and quotes on Instagram feeds. And modern authorsREAD MORE

Tourists Can Visit Set Of ‘Shaka Zulu’, ‘Black Is King’ In South Africa

You’re likely acquainted with Shaka Zulu if you grew up in the United States during the eighties or nineties. The South African television program was surprisingly (or maybe unsurprisingly) popular in America, but we're both probably underestimating how popular. IMDB claims that Shaka Zulu has "been the most repeatedly screened mini-series ever shown on television in the U.S.“ - with over "three hundred fifty million viewers" as the ultimate receipt. According to a 1987 New York Times article, the mini-series was controversialREAD MORE

Visit These Beyonce “Black Is King” Locations

Beyonce's visual alchemy is masterful in her latest entry into the zeitgeist, the Disney distributed Black is King. The film is an encompassing celebration of African language, dance, music, fashion, history, culture, and folklore. Pure "for us, by us" programming, it manages to even resonate with Black writers deathly afraid of hive memberships. Beneath its rich visuals, symbolism, Afro beats, surprise appearances, and a lot of Beyonce, Black is King is at its core, a remix of The Lion King.READ MORE

The 16 Most Beautiful Places In Africa

Over 71.2 million tourists experienced Africa in 2019 but the continent's "moment" - and momentum - as a mainstream tourist destination were stifled by COVID-19. Now, industry experts are predicting it will be years before the tourism industry can match its most recent annual high. One reason those numbers will ascend slowly is that most African countries are still not welcoming tourists. With picturesque vineyards, beautiful coastlines, inviting mountain landscape, and unmatched wildlife, South Africa's usually busy borders will likelyREAD MORE

Kevin Frazier Brings Christmas In July To Families In Need

Many of us in the travel world are privileged to be worried about future vacations while others struggle through 2020. It’s that contrast that inspired TravelCoterie’s founder Kevin Frazier’s to celebrate “Christmas in July” through a partnership with artificial Christmas tree manufacturer Balsam Hill. Frazier, who also hosts CBS’ Emmy-award winning Entertainment Tonight, visits two families and a shelter for women and children in a short video series for the brand.   In the first video, Frazier spends time in ComptonREAD MORE

The Bahamas Joins Other Countries By Banning American Travelers

The Bahamas will begin banning international flights carrying passengers from the United States as soon as Wednesday, July 22 at midnight. The Bahamian government's decision comes as Coronavirus infection rates soar throughout the United States. Regional airline Bahamasair has already ceased outgoing flights to the United States. Like many countries whose economies are largely supported by tourism, The Bahamas opened their borders prematurely. That understandable decision is one the government now admits was a mistake. "Since opening borders to international travel onREAD MORE

The Albany: 4 Things About Will & Jada’s Entanglement-Free Vacation

Will and Jada Smith are consciously detaching from entanglements by balling out in The Bahamas. The "stronger-than-ever duo" is staying at one of the Caribbean's most luxurious and exclusive resorts: The Albany Bahamas. The flawlessly timed dash to the island falls on the heels of Jada confessing to an affair with R&B singer August Alsina. Tea spilled on Black Twitter's collective saucer when Jada confirmed the rumor to Will's face on her Red Table Talk show. Now the Smiths areREAD MORE

DC’s First African-American Firehouse Is Now An AirBnB

A former African-American firehouse undergoes an ambitious - but much-needed - vacation rental makeover on Netflix's home improvement series, stayhere. The listing, one of DC's most unique Airbnb rentals, transforms from a collegiate crash pad to a sophisticated rental. With the property's rebrand comes the celebration of the building's history. Over a century ago, the same structure housed the city's first all African-American fire crew. Battling racism from white peers and superiors, the initial 11 Black firemen saw ascension in rank asREAD MORE

Lizzo Kicked Out Of Palm Springs Vacation Rental

Lizzo had a #travelingwhileblack moment this holiday weekend after she was kicked out of her vacation rental three days early. Lizzo and a group of "melanated girls soaking up the sun" were relaxing in what appears to be Palm Springs, California when they were unceremoniously kicked out of their accommodation. "This is for the man that kicked me out of my 7-day rental 3 days early yesterday, "Lizzo wrote on Instagram. "This is for mocking the way that I dance andREAD MORE

Breonna Taylor Honored In Maryland With Massive Ground Mural

Nearly 100 Maryland residents used their 4th of July weekend to honor murdered Kentucky EMT, Breonna Taylor. Dozens of artists and volunteers painted a remarkable 7,000-square-foot portrait of Taylor on a basketball court in the town of Annapolis. Taylor was murdered in March by three Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officers during the execution of a no-knock warrant. None of the officers have been charged with a crime. Visible from satellite imagery, the large-scale ground mural of Taylor is accompanied by theREAD MORE

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