The travel industry mostly promotes influencers of the non-melinated variety (aka white people). But thankfully, YouTube has given people of color a platform to promote globetrotting reportage for us, and by us. Here are five of our fave female travel vloggers of color sure to give you wanderlust.
With a focus on solo female travel and food, Christine Kaaloa aims to inspire women of all ages to find their travel sweet spot. Kaaloa films and blogs around Asia and various other parts of the world, creating informative content like solo travel city guides and roundups of the best bets at each destination.
Plant-based foodie and vlogger Charly Cheer began documenting her life on the ‘tube while working as an English teacher in South Korea. Currently based in Hanoi, Vietnam, Cheer takes her viewers along on her adventures and sometimes does sit-down chats with guests on personal topics such as polyamory, bisexuality, and paganism.
Tonya Bost is tall, Black, Korean, and has been living in South Korea for over five years. On her vlog, she shares the ups and downs of life as a biracial, six-foot-something woman living in Asia. Usually updated monthly, her fun content includes a taste test of Korean school lunches and “10 Apps You Need to Survive in Korea.”
Silvia Salas-Sanchez’s main bread and butter is her sentimental channel Abuela’s Kitchen, where she makes memories and tries out recipes with her grandmother. On Mas Masa, Sanchez shares her travel adventures stateside and abroad from downtown L.A. all the way to Cuba, alongside old home movies of vacations from her childhood.
New Zealand native Angela An currently calls Japan home and is a sucker for the countryside. Tune in as she takes you on a Japanese homestay experience, explores hidden Japanese alleyway bars, and gives the lowdown on starting her very own language school.
By Niesha Davis
This article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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