We know that traveling with your significant other is one of the best ways to bond with your partner, experience the world, and grow in your relationship together. There are thousands of sweet couples travel blogs and inspiring Instagram couples out there with tons of great content, but, as an interracial travel couple, we wanted to take a moment to highlight this specific niche. Whether you are interested in backpacking, luxury travel, travel with kids, or anything in-between, these couple travel bloggers will spark your wanderlust. We hope these interracial couple travel bloggers inspire you to take on the world, be yourselves, and follow your dreams!
Here are 15 Interracial Couple Travel Bloggers You Need To Follow Right Now:
YaYa and Lloyd are an interracial couple [Welsh/British and Nigerian/British] hailing from the UK with some epic photography skills, helpful travel tips, and a badass blog. They have been to approximately 8 billion locations and you can find the complete and impressive list here. For them, the United Kingdom has proven to be most friendly towards mixed-race couples and they are proud to call it home. As the force behind Hand Luggage Only, they warn other interracial couples to be themselves and make informed judgment calls when they feel uneasy in tense situations. We love the beautiful images that YaYa and Lloyd add to each and every article they publish. They are very active on social media and guarantee your social feeds won’t be boring. As photographers, we think you should check out their “photography” tab, and their fantastic tips and location inspirations.
YaYa and Lloyd’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
“Be flexible! Honestly, whether that’s time of the year, airline, destination and/or what accommodation you choose. The more flexible you are with your travel plans, the more open the world becomes!”
In 2011, Julia [Russian] and Mr. K. [Kazakastani] decided to give up “normal” adult things such as a mortgage and a car and lieu of traveling from country to country instead. Since making this decision, they have visited 25 countries and over 70 cities. They are all about keeping their blog real and positive and they aren’t afraid to let you know how the travel life really is. They publish their posts religiously on Wednesday, so you always have something to look forward to.
3. Bel Explores
Bel [Dominican] and Thomas [German-Swiss] are modern day explorers who chose travel as a career. Bel is a guest geographer for luxury cruise ships and a professor of geography which should spark your interests to start. For Bel and Thomas, traveling as a mature couple that doesn’t stick to a lower-budget makes interracial-travel easier because the business class is too focused on their work to really care. Their favorite accepting countries as couple travel bloggers are Estonia, Denmark, Germany, and Norway. Thier blog features travel tips, list articles, and a specific focus on luxury cruising. Backpacking not for you? Bel Explores will be right up your ally.
Thomas and Bel’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
“When traveling abroad, we love to buy lunch at a local supermarket and have a picnic feast in a park instead. It gives us private time to enjoy the fresh organic foods we both enjoy at a fraction of the price and allows us to bond together as a couple.”
An Indonesian guy and American girl are the force behind the interracial travel couple blog Puzzled Pilgrim. They blog about travel and exploration with a focus on Indonesia, America, and Singapore [dream location!] They showcase travel through a lens focused on everyday people, brought to you by two everyday people. Plus, their “about us” page and “recipe for love” is one of the cutest around!
Alex [American-Filipino] and Sebastiaan [Dutch] sold all their crap, quit their office jobs, and are currently blogging their way around the world to bring you useful information on lesser-known destinations. Surprisingly, Iran is the most accepting country they have traveled to! Iranians are thrilled to see any foreigners and always greet travelers with a smile and a greeting. In Myanmar, they encountered some weird stares from people who assumed Alex was a “call girl” since she was walking around with a white guy. Their guides to Iran and Armenia are particularly enlightening for those looking to head somewhere off the beaten path.
Alex and Sebastiaan’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
“Go Couchsurfing! It’s a great way to meet new people while saving money. You don’t have accommodation costs, and in more hospitable countries, people will insist on paying for additional expenses as well and may even find it offensive if you offer to pay!”
6. Road Affair
Ben [Caucasian] and Jazzy [African American] are inspiring couple travel bloggers who not only provide resources to other aspiring travelers but who encourage others to chase their dreams and travel more. Their blog is full of helpful articles ranging from what it is really like to travel long term and how to choose the best travel camera, to how to start your own travel blog and the 25 reasons why backpackers aren’t lucky. They focus on budget travel tips and have recently been blogging about affordable Central American locations.
A Dutch/Chinese couple, Chloe and Zeyu blog, vlog, and chronologically illustrate their adventures on a story map. As interracial couple travel bloggers, they feel that they received the most attention in China. Most Chinese mixed-race couples involve a Chinese woman and foreign man, but they were the exact opposite. They haven’t had any trouble traveling to Europe which is great news for those of you looking to travel abroad. As a reader, you have the option to translate their travel blog into your local language, which is pretty neat!
Chloe and Zeyu’s favorite budget travel tip:
“When booking a ticket we highly recommend you either go on the internet through a private browser or delete your cookies when you switch websites multiple times. Every single time you go back to the same website the prices of the tickets will increase, as many people don’t know about this hack they just pay the price anyways.”
Katherine and Romeo are full-time employees and part-time couple travel bloggers. They are super inspiring to couples and travelers everywhere because their blog reinforces that it is completely possible to have a full-time job and still travel the world. Just like you, these couple travel bloggers have a mortgage, an 8-5 job, pets, and responsibilities, yet they make travel their top priority in their free time. Their blog focuses on tips and tricks for full-time employees and touches on interesting destinations from Georgia [the country], and Slovenia. Travel the World provides solid information for those of you who aren’t looking to quit your job but still want to travel abroad.
Sonal [Indian] and Sandro [German], met at a music festival in Thailand and tied the knot soon after with a “big fat Indian wedding.” They love to explore resort-free destinations, offbeat islands, and small villages. These couple travel bloggers are unique because they place an interesting emphasis on international music festivals and want you to “travel like a happy hippie.” They have faced little discrimination in their travels in Asia but were turned away from a hostel in New Delhi and ended up having to spend the night in the car!
Sonal and Sandro’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
“Buy a good quality tent which is light and carry it when you travel in order to save money on your room cost!”
This set of interracial couple travel bloggers are leaving everything behind and starting their life as digital nomads by traveling around Asia for 2-3 years. Henriette [Dutch] and Elmer’s [Surinam Dutch] blog focuses on culture and spiritual posts. Through their travel, they work on sourcing local fabrics for their culturally influenced urban lifestyle brand. In larger cities in the Netherlands, they don’t have any problems as a mixed-race couple, but have experienced some trouble in smaller villages and have been called out on the streets in Jamaica. They caution young couples to stay away from situations where they aren’t welcome and instead, keep company with those who let you shine!
Henriette and Elmer’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
Try to travel and live as a local. It’s a cheap way of travelling and a great way to experience the culture and vibes of a country. Volunteering can also be a nice way to extend your travels using websites such as www.workaway.com
11. Awesome Wave
“Travel is rad,” according to Raj [British-Asian] and Elizabeth [British-Caucasian]. Awesome Wave seeks to inspire, entertain, and help others on their own adventures both at home and abroad. As interracial couple travel bloggers they go somewhere not many blogs go and discuss what it is like to travel with a disability and how to deal with loneliness on the road. Of course, they feature “fun” stuff too like their absolute beginner’s guide to skiing or what ladies should wear for long-haul flights.
12. OK, Dani
Dani [Jamacian/African America] and John [Irish] travel with their two adorable kids and demonstrate that a travel life after kids is totally doable! If you are looking for a “perfect” travel family to follow, now is the time to leave because Dani and John’s blog gets “real” about life, travel, and living as an interracial couple. Through their travels, Bermuda has been one of their most open and accepting cultural experiences. The Dominican Republic? Not so much and security actually tried to kick Dani out of their hotel’s private beach under the assumption she was a prostitute! As couple travel bloggers, Dani and John’s suggestion to other interracial couples looking to travel is to be strong and not to let other’s comments of ignorance and prejudice stop you from seeing the world.
Dani and John’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
Since we have two young kids, our favorite tip is to tweak what you do in each country by what is free for kids, places where kids stay/eat free, etc. For couples traveling with no little ones, our tip is to let the sales/deals determine your adventure. So…maybe you want to head to Paris this fall, but an airfare glitch gets you a sweet deal to Iceland…change plans accordingly! Be open to the adventure vs a rigid itinerary!
In addition to tips and travel discussion topics, Wanderlust + Heart is a means for Elizabeth [Peruvian-Russian] and Wayne [Canadian] to share their journey and passion to inspire and motivate others to live life to the fullest. They strive to help others step out of their comfort zones and step into their own travel journeys. Wanderlust + Heart’s Instagram feed is drool worthy and their travel blog also features a handful of lifestyle posts to keep things interesting. Travel tips? Packing tips? These couple travel bloggers have everything you need! For them, Europe has been friendly to mixed-race couples, but they received a lot of stares in Egypt. They caution other young interracial travel couples to practice ignoring weird remarks and strange stares and focus on their relationships.
Elizabeth and Wayne’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
If you can, Couchsurf!
14. Travel Alphas
Maddy [American] and Mauricio [Mexican] are an adventure-obsessed couple who met as four-year-old kindergartners! Traveling is their passion, and eating is their favorite past time [don’t you love them already?!] So far, they have traveled to over 30 countries and countless cities. Most of the countries they visit are friendly to mixed-race couples and they have only experienced a little stereotyping from Hispanic populations. Their blog brings you travel information about popular destinations from New York City to Paris but also focuses on lesser-known destinations in South America. They often partner with travel and lifestyle brands to bring you honest reviews of the latest and greatest [or not so great] travel products.
Maddy and Mauricio’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
“Our favorite budget travel tip has to be using hotwire.com. We aren’t into staying at hostels, we are more interested in staying at luxury 4 and 5-star hotels. One way we are able to do this is by using hotwire.com, which allows you stay at 4 and 5-star hotels for affordable prices!”
15. Follow Me Away
Shameless self-promotion [don’t hate us!] We are in the business of putting our own unique spin on travel photography and strive to inspire others to try new things and break barriers. For us, France and Iceland were very accepting countries to visit, but we experienced something at least slightly negative everywhere else we went. For example, in Ireland someone shouted a racial slur at us on the street and in Vienna an elderly woman drove her eyes into us without blinking for at least 10 minutes straight. Our advice to other interracial couples looking to travel would be to not let anything to stop you! It may get tiring to deal with, but the opportunity to see the world with your partner is worth it!
Victoria and Terrence’s Favorite Budget Travel Tip:
Live within your means and make wise transportation decisions! If you have lots of time and are traveling on a budget, choose the 5-hour bus ride [with free wifi] that costs $17 instead of the 3-hour train ride for $55. Two extra hours won’t hurt and you will save lots of money!
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