December 11, 2011

Cool Website Find: African Diaspora Tourism

If you haven't already stumbled upon it, you should definitely stop by AfricanDiasporaTourism.com.

African Diaspora tourism

"African Diaspora Tourism (ADT) is an online magazine dedicated to exploring the culture, heritage and influences of people of African descent, past and present. The ADT web site will highlight information on how people of color, living all over the world as a result of the transatlantic slave trade and modern-day migration, are continuously shaping the cultures of North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, as well as Africa.

ADTs major objective is to enlighten and inspire cultural and heritage tourism through up-to-date information, compelling first-person travel articles, candid images, and scholarly research. In addition to bringing you a first-rate travel journal about the people and places of the global African Diaspora, ADT is committed to supporting sustainable tourism and preserving the culture and heritage in the places we explore."

ADT also encourages submissions from writers.

January 8, 2011

Vote to Send Lola to the North Pole.

If you’ve been around BlackTravels.com for any amount of time you know that

Lola Akinmade is one of the most dedicated and involved travel writers to frequent our neck of the woods. At the moment Lola is competing for a chance to win a $54,000 expedition to the North Pole from Quark Expeditions. We’re asking for everyone’s vote and help in spreading the word.

Here’s what you do:

1. Go to www.lolagoesnorth.com

2. Create a register to vote, or login using your facebook account.

3. Click on “Vote For This Entry” to send our Lola to the North Pole!

For obvious reasons, Lola’s beautiful short essay titled “Homecoming: A Childhood Dream” is currently in second place. She’s an amazing writer and photographer, so I know she will do us proud when she wins this opportunity.

Lola is currently in 2nd place and the top 5 essays qualify to go on to the final judging round, so every vote counts.

Let’s see if we can get her to number one!