Welcome, so glad you've stopped by! For our second post we wanted to truly portray our personalities in some creative way while explaining why we started this travel blog in the first place. So Matt and I brainstormed for a while by asking ourselves "why did we want to start this blog ?" It didn't take us long before we came back to the inspiration we found while scrolling through our IG timelines one day.....
“Scroll... scroll... scroll.......... scrooooll... Ooo babe look at this travel couple. They're so cute! Wow there are sooo many #travelcouples on IG... but wait... where are all of the black traveling couples?"- Britt
And there you have it folks! A single thought provoking question started it all. You see, Matt and I both loooove to travel and explore new places. We would do it every day of our lives if we could (but the way this 2 weeks of vacation is set-up.. lol). I personally never feel more alive than when I'm exploring a new place and to do it with my bestest friend in the whole wide world just adds a cherry on top. (Side note: If you haven't already, check out our very first blog/vlog of our time in Aruba!)
Over the last few years we have been inspired by so many #travelbloggers of many different races and ethnicities (more than we could ever fit into this blog). However, in this blog we wanted to pay tribute and shed some light on those that have most inspired us to be brave and explore new territories by traveling the less beaten paths. As we looked at the representation in the travel industry we could clearly see that there was a gap in the market for not only #blacktravelbloggers but even more so for black couple travel bloggers. That's when the inspiration for #loveandluggage began. We're just two native Detroiters that now live in South Florida and travels every chance we get!
So here it is... the Instagram accounts below are just a handful of black travel curation accounts that really inspired us to not only travel more but to be brave enough to share our journey with others. These content curators fueled the fire within and inspired us to #traveloutloud by featuring some really amazing travelers and their travel journey's. We hope they inspire you as well... (these are in no particular order) Enjoy!
Culture + Travel hub for the melanated wanderlust
This page absolutely drips black excellence. The colors are so vivid and the myriad of savvy and experienced travel bloggers definitely inspire melanated wanderlust.
Black Love. Black Travel.
When we started looking for other black couple travel bloggers it wasn't as easy to locate our #tribe, however, this curation page pulls it all together so beautifully. I'm so glad we found this page because we've already connected with other couples that share our passion. #blacklove #blacktravel
Sponsored posts/ features/ partnerships
If you're looking for more of a turnt travel group experience this is your page. They not only feature some of the hottest travelistas doing it right now but they also coordinate group trips and couple trips. Also luveee the #WCW insta stories!