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Bookmark these Black travel resources for your next U.S. getaway

From curated apps to download and Airbnb directories to search, here's how to make your next trip easy and stress-free

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For Black travelers, a little extra research and preparation can go a long way in ensuring a safe, enjoyable and worry-free trip. Luckily, there are plenty of resources to help facilitate the process, including city guides that highlight Black-owned restaurants as well as designated directories of reliable Airbnbs, among other helpful guides. Planning your next U.S. getaway has never been easier and more stress-free thanks to the breadth of apps, blogs, lists, groups and influencers highlighted below.

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Best apps to download

Created in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and Out in Tech, this online platform identifies destinations and businesses that are safe for Black LGBTQ+ community members. Users can utilize the over 33 different filters in the app to confirm whether a destination has a “wheelchair ramp on-site,” is “trans-owned” or is “sober-friendly.”

Looking for hair braiders in South Korea? The ABC Travel Green Book can help you with This multimedia platform helps Black travelers connect to Black businesses by creating a growing global community of travelers. Their book, The ABC Travel Green Book, aims to answer some of your most pressing travel questions and concerns.

Top sites to read

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This travel lifestyle blog created by the media company Blavity is overflowing with resources for first-time or longtime Black travelers. Their website includes city guides, traveler spotlights and features on some of the best travel stories from around the world.

To celebrate Black History Month, the travel review site Trip Advisor has collected resources from across their platform in one place. The website highlights some of the best black-owned businesses to support around the globe and includes guides with itineraries for some of the world’s most popular cities.

Where to book your next stay

Noirbnb is the largest directory of Black-owned Airbnbs. The idea began in 2015 when founder Stefan Grant was discriminated against while renting an Airbnb in Atlanta. Grant launched Noirbnb to combat racism within the housing process and to create a better travel experience for Black travelers and people of color looking to book lodging without fear.

For when you want to travel in a group

This London-based traveling collective invites travelers to create genuine connections by curating creative travel experiences. The Wind Collective has hosted groups around the world including Bolivia, Japan and Colombia and invites travelers to give back by hosting charity events in countries across the globe.

By curating once-in-a-lifetime group experiences, Black Girls Travel Too seeks to empower Black women to travel abroad and explore the world. Their trips have taken members across the world from Barbados to South Africa and include curated activities and events that foster sisterhood and community.

Influencers to follow

Olivia Christine started her blog to empower women and BIPOC communities to explore the outdoors. As a Bronx-born Afro-Latina with lupus, Christine has made it a priority to find joy through travel and to share her findings with a wider audience. Her website documents some of her favorite places and includes itineraries alongside tips and tricks she’s learned along the way.

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