These are the safest places to travel as a black woman

It seems like you can’t even go on Instagram or TikTok these days without seeing an abundance of black women on picturesque beaches, overwater bungalows, or exploring a beautiful foreign country. Travel offers the opportunity to experience a sense of peace, tranquility or even just the ability to escape from the daily hustle and bustle of our work and personal lives.

In 2019 alone, Black American travelers spent $129.6 billion on domestic and international travel according to “The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities, and Priorities,” a report produced by MMGY Global, and our spending power is likely to continue to grow.

But behind the scenes, even the most well-traveled and respected women on the journey face unprecedented obstacles. Because, like America, being black apparently makes other people uncomfortable just by our existence. Depending on the country, you have to worry about being racially profiled, stared at, or worse – looking so foreign that strangers will actually want to come up to you and touch you (or your hair).

Let’s also not forget the general concern of crime and safety.

Recently, many travelers have taken to Instagram to document some of the safest places they’ve traveled or felt comfortable as a black woman. Although safety is never guaranteed at any point in time, anywhere in the world, we’ve rounded up a few destinations to consider when planning your next trip.

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