As a Diplomat and avid traveler, I am obsessed with finding out as much as I can about any country that I go to. I especially love hearing about the experience of women or other African-American travelers through blogs and pictures.

Me in Old historic Melaka, Malaysia ready to take a tour around the city.

While there is no one single destination site for travel research the first place I always visit is Black Atlas. According to the website mission, Black Atlas serves as a “unique online community that offers travel insights from an African-American perspective.” Members who join the website can serve as informal guides to continental U.S. locations as well as overseas destinations.

"Much of our content is from the African-American community itself. Our members are business-focused, family oriented, socially active and explorers at heart. If you love traveling and have a sense of discovery, we hope you’ll join us. To fully experience BlackAtlas, Explore a City and see why we are the premiere online destination for the African-American traveler."

Of course the information on the website is useful for any group of people, not just members of the African-American community.

Me at Serpents du Congo in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo with the cutest snake in the world, I think.

So the next time you are plotting your grand escape or a travel the world take a moment to browse. Here are some of the important links: 

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Editor’s Corner

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Connect with BlackAtlas on: Explore · Fare Finder · Submit 

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In the Community. American Airlines has a long history of 

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“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

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