Packing for a trip can be stressful — making sure you have all the travel essentials. Don’t always rely on nearest store or mall for your travel needs, check out these Black-owned travel essentials companies.
While traveling in the summer, to a beach or an island somewhere, sunscreen is a necessity. Katonya Breaux founded Unsun in 2016 after she was frustrated with the lack of clean sunscreen products for women of color. The clean, no-residue products were made to be kind to the person using it as well as to the environment.
The Traveling Esquire
Attorney, global foodie and world traveler Tyra Hughley Smith created The Traveling Esquire as a way to share her travel experiences, tips and favorite destinations and adventures. Find one-of-a-kind travel accessories, such as luggage tags, passport covers, travel-themed t-shirts and mugs and much more.
Blended Designs is a 100 percent, Black-owned family business located in Jacksonville, Florida. Casey, the founder, started the company to create and sell products with a positive message; she was inspired to encourage others to love themselves. Whether you are looking for luggage, backpacks or apparel, this is the place to shop.
Brittany Kozerski takes pride in designing unique, yet simple swimsuits for women of all ages, shapes, sizes and color. The bathing suits are designed with luxe fabric with shape retention technology to smooth and sculpt the body. Jade Swim is a little more on the expansive side, but worth the money because they are durable and will last a while.
Tote & Carry
Invest in a luxurious leather travel set in a rainbow of colors. Tote & Carry’s co-founders Anthony Dennis and Tony Rey create any type of travel bag from cross-bodys to a messenger bag to duffels to backpacks. Get a matching set or just one bag in any color you can imagine. Tote & Carry also sells hats and face masks.
With more places lifting restrictions and welcoming back travelers, popular tourist destinations are pulling out all the stops to be better than ever. Simpson Bay, St. Maarten, is one of those destinations.
You probably didn’t know you needed to visit the Dominican Republic until you learned about the new, beautiful, modern, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
Fireworks join poolside hangs and refreshing cocktails for a fun summer at Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The hotel will celebrate its 50th anniversary in conjunction with July 4th by offering an exclusive hotel package, comedy shows and three nights of spectacular fireworks.
Puerto Rico is approximately 3,515 square miles of lush, tropical rainforests; sky-high mountains; and beaches all around. With a vast array of areas to explore, a road trip around the island is an ideal way to see it all. Make sure to visit these locations to get the full Puerto Rico experience.
Two friends and I recently visited Virginia wine country for a mini-bachelorette weekend to celebrate my friend’s upcoming wedding. A bachelorette weekend wouldn’t be complete without brunch. We decided to grab brunch at West End Wine Bar & Pub on our last day.
All-inclusive resorts can be a convenient way to travel. These tropical resorts normally include food, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and some water sports. Even though these amenities are all included in the original price, there are still things to keep in mind when staying at an all-inclusive resort.