One Travel Blogger On The Difficulties Of Traveling While Black

The travel experience is supposed to be open, fun and engaging as you discover new cultures and people, but sometimes it can be hard to fully enjoy the experience when the spotlight is almost always on the color of your skin.

Travel blogger & youtuber Jo Franco?of Damon and Jo shares her stories of traveling while black, and highlights the prevailing?attitudes and perceptions towards people of color in other countries. From awkward stares to stereotypical and borderline racist comments, Franco highlights some of the difficulties she has experienced, but also explains the importance of?remaining resilient in these situations.

“Every time I travel, my absolute goal is to help people open their minds one trip at a time, one conversation at a time, and that’s it”, she?says.