10 BIPOC Women of Instagram You Need To Follow
If you saw our Instagram post yesterday, you’ll know we’re still very much in the mood to celebrate women since International Woman’s Day swooped by on Tuesday. To celebrate, we’re bringing you 10 female BIPOC travel bloggers you should be following. Not only will you find the perfect addition to your Instagram follow list and your next favorite blogger but it’ll also help keep on top of all the happenings in the world of travel.
So, let’s dive right in and introduce you to our list!
Mally – Broke ass girl travel
Mally is an entrepreneur who travels the world when she isn’t hanging around KC. Packaging herself as the broke ass girl who can still travel the world, she gives others the motivation to believe that they too can travel the world on a tighter budget. Her website brokeassgirltravel.com gives you tips, advice, and even itineraries to choose from if you fancy joining her on a vacation. She also knows the best hotels around the world, especially if you’re looking for budget places to sleep, but aren’t willing to give up on that little bit of luxury.
Want to poke around her Instagram page? Find her here: brokeassgirltravel
Christen – Travel, Wander, Grow
Christen’s blog Travel, Wander, Grow focuses on mid-tier travel, history, and cultural experiances all around the globe. Based in Washington, but a citizen of the world, Christen has plenty of fantastic travel tips up her sleeve, but she’s also pretty good with money, and offers plenty of insight and tips oon traveling on a budget, and how to save up for your dream vacation.
Take a peek at her travel guides or language skill guides to get the most out of her blog, and discover her on Instagram here
Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström – LolaAkinmade
Living in Stockholm, Sweden, Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström is a writer and visual storyteller who’s passionate about travel and culture. Speaking at summits around the globe, and featuring in National Geographic are just a few of the accolades she has strapped under her belt. If you want to know more about who you are, your culture, and what it means to see the world through Lọlá’s eyes, make sure you’re following her ASAP.
Discover her on Instagram here: LolaAkinmade
Stacey Marlene – Deafinitely Wanderlust
Stacey Marlene is the face behind Deafinitely Wanderlust. In her own words, she states that she didn’t believe that traveling was something she could accomplish due to her disability:
“A Deaf broke-ass female with anxiety, me? Even I’ve been called a codo (Mexican slang for someone who is a cheapass). I truly once believed that my only way to travel was being with my family or traveling locally.
After losing a close aunt of mine, I realized that I only have una vida (one life). One of my biggest fears was becoming a bitter old woman with many regrets – the Whys and the What ifs. I then took a big leap of faith. I traveled to countries where I am privileged not having to break my bank: Asia and Latin America.”
Stacey’s travel blog is an eye-opening look into her life as a traveler, and a stigma bashing look at her accomplishments as a Deaf woman. Dive into her Instagram account here: deafinitelywanderlust and get ready to feel empowered thanks to her diverse tales.
Holly – Hollydaze
Holly is a travel and lifestyle blogger who calls New York City home. Her blog, Hollydaze Travel & Lifestyle is the perfect mix of travel tips, lifestyle hacks, and the best spots to pick up lunch or dinner around the globe. Her Instagram account also boasts a healthy dose of street art, and snaps from her glorious home city. She’s even launched her own podcast, with a vast back catalogue of tips and tricks tucked away as a little bit of ear candy for the intrepid explorer looking to get special tips, tricks and reviews on demand.
Ashlee – Will Drink for Travel
Ashlee began her blog Will Drink for Travel the way most new travelers do: as a means to keep in touch with her family on an adventure to Tanzania. It grew beyond her wildest dreams though and now she sports a haughty 10k Instagram following who love her blog for its travel tips, hotel reviews and product reviews, as well as the cheeky cocktails she talks about. That’s right. Ashlee is a connoisseur of beers, wines and spirits, and she’s willing to try and drink once, especially when it’s a native of the country she’s currently exploring.
Gerry Isabelle – Dominican Abroad
Dominican Abroad is the brainchild of Gerry Isabelle, a Dominican-American who lives in the Bronx. Her captivating blog covers everything from sustainable travel, to exploring local cultures wherever you land, as well as travel guides and curated experiences to help you get the most out of your trips. Gerry’s blog is all about serving her community, and opening our eyes educationally, so that we can be the best possible travelers possible.
Find her on Instagram here: Dominicanabroad
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon – JetSetSarah
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon is the face behind travel, fitness and style Instagram account JetSetSarah and her blog of the same name – and hey, she’s definitely one to watch if you’re a fan of the Caribbean. She’s the pro with the travel guides to prove it.
Sarah’s talents don’t stop at blogging – in fact she’s an expert journalist and television host, and her wardrobe is to die for if you’re into prints and color. Give her a follow and discover everything the Caribbean has to offer – as well as some style tips to put you ahead of the game.
Francesca – One Girl One World
Francesca’s spoken out about discrimination in the travel industry a few times, and she’s got a strong voice with valid opinions. She’s also a serial expat, having lived in multiple countries across the globe at one time or another. Her travel, fashion and lifestyle blog One Girl One World will leave you full of tips and inspiration on how to get the best out of your life, whether you’re traveling or not. Her Instagram is also full of beautiful snaps of her journeys, hair care, and luscious beaches.
Sam – There She Goes Again
Sam is the face behind There She Goes Again, a blog dedicated to female solo travel, travel advice and guides to help globetrotting ladies find their feet and their stories wherever they head. With a back catalogue that reaches from Asia to South America, Europe to Africa, and all the cities in between, you’ll find stories soaked in experience and intrigue and personal opinions from Sam that’ll leave you feeling safe and knowledgeable.
Born in China and raised in the US by white parents, Sam’s stories are heartwarming and genuine, and you feel like you get to know her deeply through her posts. Her Instagram profile is dripping with gorgeous shots from her travels, and they’ll definitely make you a little jealous… but only in the best way. Find her here: thereshegoesagn.
So there we have it – 10 boss babes who you need to follow online ASAP. Who’s already on your list? And who’s a new addition? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow us Instagram!