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The Best Ideas for Your Best Girls’ Trip Ever

Okay, so let’s be honest: you’re sick and tired of the girls’ trip dying in the group chat. Everyone keeps talking about how they want to go somewhere and unwind, but no one’s actually sure where to go and what to do.

Especially when we know all the planning will inevitably fall on one person. (If you’re reading this, it’s usually you, huh?)

That’s where Travel Divas comes in. You see, we’re the G.O.A.T.s of making bucket-list trips a reality, and your next girls’ trip is no exception.

No matter what’s got your girls’ trip stuck in the abyss, we’ve got the solutions to your problem, girlfriend!

You already know we book everything from the flights to the hotels to the excursions and more, so you’re covered there.

But what about where to go? What to do? We’ve gathered a few perfect ideas for your next girls’ trip right here:

All-Inclusive Tropical Getaways

Sometimes, the only thing you want to do is lay up, soak up the sun, sip on a good drink and have good conversation. And there’s no better place to do that than at a tropical all-inclusive resort.

Here at Travel Divas, we take all-inclusive to the next level. Not only are all your desires taken care of but we also host pool parties, dinner parties, brunches and more. In other words, if you and the girls are down for a “do everything for me and let me just show up trip,” you might want to check out our Caribbean and Polynesian getaways.

Bougie Escapades

Grab your fascinators, your Black Amex, your red lips and your Louboutins because bougie isn’t even a big enough word to describe just how opulent our glam trips are.

From photoshoots with Rolls Royces to champagne tasting in Champagne to renting out a luxury old-school villa, we’ve got all the bougiest, upscale and luxurious moments waiting for you on the other side of the world.

From Dubai to France to Italy to Spain and more – if you want glam, we’ve got it

Adventures in Black Girl Magic

Put on your best safari outfit and bring those Nike’s along because if adventure is what you’re seeking, we’re giving it to you Diva style. From Thailand to South Africa to Singapore to Australia, Jordan, Antarctica and more – there’s an adventure for every flavor: tropical, warm, cold, humid, you name it.

All you have to do is pick one!

Of course – you can make any one of our trips a girls’ trip. All you have to do is trust us to make your Black girl magic moments a reality. Oh, and click this link and get the girls to do it too!

Embrace Tokyo’s Magic: Your Top 10 Travel Questions Answered!

Sis, fasten your seatbelt and get ready to dive into the mesmerizing heart of Tokyo! A city that dances between tradition and futuristic wonders, Tokyo offers a rhythm like no other, beating to the drum of innovation and cultural grace. Have questions? You’re not alone! “Embrace Tokyo’s Magic: Your Top 10 Travel Questions Answered” is here to unravel the mysteries, quench your curiosity, and ignite the spark for your next grand adventure. Join us as we explore the sparkling streets of Tokyo together, wrapped in elegance and the undeniable glow of Black Girl Magic. 🌸✨

Keep Scrolling! Your Top 10 Answers Await You…

1. Do I need a visa to travel to Tokyo?
Hold tight, traveler! Most tourists from Western countries enjoy visa-free entry to Japan for short visits. Just pack your passport and let’s go! But make sure to check the latest requirements based on your specific country.

2. What’s the best time to visit Tokyo?
Spring or autumn; that’s where the magic happens! Cherry blossoms in spring and colorful leaves in autumn paint the city in hues of love.

3. Can I get by with English?
No worries here! While Japanese is the primary language, you’ll find signs in English and many people who can assist you. Embrace the adventure!

4. How do I navigate Tokyo’s public transportation?
Tokyo’s trains are a thrilling ride! Get a PASMO or SUICA card, and you’ll be zipping around like a local. It’s efficient, clean, and always on time.

5. What’s the deal with currency?
Yen is the game in Tokyo. Bring your cards, but remember, some places only accept cash. There are ATMs galore, so you’ll never be stranded.

6. Is Tokyo expensive?
From luxury to budget-friendly options, Tokyo has it all! Your taste determines your expense, so plan ahead and dance to your own rhythm.

7. Where can I experience traditional Japanese culture?
The glint of tradition sparkles at every corner! Visit temples, tea ceremonies, or sumo matches to embrace the soul of Japan.

8. What should I eat?
Oh, Sis, your taste buds are in for a feast! From sushi to ramen, and everything in between, the culinary delights are endless. Dive in and savor the flavors.

9. Can I use my electrical devices?
Pack that adapter, traveler! Japan’s outlets usually run on 100V, so make sure your devices can handle the change.

10. Is Tokyo safe?
Like the embrace of an old friend, Tokyo welcomes you with safety and respect. Just keep your wits about you, as with any big city.

Sis, it’s been an incredible ride exploring the top 10 questions about Tokyo together, hasn’t it? But, Tokyo is just one gem in a world filled with adventures. Now that we’ve sparked your wanderlust, are you ready to explore beyond? Our 2024 travel events are crafted with love, elegance, and that sprinkle of Black Girl Magic. From the winding streets of Europe to the golden sands of the Caribbean, we’ve got your next journey covered. Come, explore all of our trips for 2024, and let’s embrace the world together, Sis! You’re worthy of it all, and we can’t wait to lift each other up and discover new horizons. 🌍✨🌸

How to Navigate Airport Security Like a Diva

Ooooh … hitting the TSA line’s got you feeling anxious? Your girl Roxie gets it.

If there’s one thing I used to hate about traveling, it was this part. That is until I figured out how to best avoid unnecessary delays and hassles at the airport. Now, I breeze through airport security like I own the place!

And once you follow the tips I’m about to share – you will too. I know you’re tight on time packing so let’s get straight into it:

Pack Liquids Properly

Getting stopped by airport security because your liquids and toiletries aren’t packed right can stop even the most prepared Diva in her tracks. First, decide if you’re doing carry-on only or if you’ll also be checking a bag.

If you’re doing carry-on only (or with a checked bag), make sure not to bring any flammable liquids. Everything should be under 3.4 oz (including the size of the container) and fit into a quart-size bag. If you’re checking luggage, you can pack full-size versions of your products. If you have a bottle of water filled up, make sure it’s frozen otherwise TSA will have to throw it away.  

Wear Slip-On Shoes

Have you seen how many people walk through the airport? Then you know the last place you want your feet to touch is the floor! When you’re going through security, you want ease of access AND comfort. The key? Get slip-on shoes. They can be mules, sneakers, or whatever your heart calls for – just make sure you can slip them on and off easily. Don’t forget a pair of socks or light stockings too to keep your feet away from the floor.

Organize All Your Documents

You know the moment: someone’s at the kiosk and the airport security agent needs to see their ID/passport/ticket and they’re holding up the line, digging in their bags and pockets. Don’t be that girl, Travel Diva! Get a cute Travel Divas document organizer (available in our store) and put all your important docs in there so you can whip them out with ease.  

Get Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®

Divas! If you have credit cards like American Express® Gold or Chase Sapphire® or even a travel card, they likely have special statement credits available for purchasing Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. I highly recommend one of these options (Global Entry also contains TSA PreCheck) so you can skip the long lines, keep your shoes on and protect your manicure, plus make it to your gate with plenty of time to spare.

Don’t forget to check the airport website at your destination for all their security tips, too.

Wondering what else you need to do to prepare for your next trip? If you’re heading out of the country, check out this list of essential items.

Pack these 8 Essentials for the Easiest International Trip Ever

Hey, there Travel Diva – long time no chat! It’s your favorite Diva, Roxie, here, and I’m getting ready to jet-set and sprinkle my Black girl magic outside of the country.

As an avid traveler who’s been lucky enough to sprinkle it all over the globe, I’ve learned a thing or 2 about what to bring for the most seamless, unforgettable experience ever.

Now, I’m sharing those globe-trotting insights with you! If you’re getting ready to do your own Black girl magic sprinkling with us internationally sometime soon, you’ll want to keep reading because I’ve gathered the ULTIMATE list of essential items.

You see – even though you might be the best of the best at packing for those quick weekend trips, packing internationally is a whole ‘nother ball game! So here’s a list of 8 items that are simply non-negotiable:

Travel Adapters

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to plug something in when I was away in Asia or in Europe only to realize it wouldn’t work! Grab an international power adapter/converter (in fact, pack 2 to be on the safe side) so you can keep connected on your devices.

Portable Chargers

There’s nothing worse than being in a foreign place and having a dead phone! Be sure to bring a few small portable chargers. You can always rely on a big power bank, but they’re heavy. Look for small portable chargers that can give your phone or device a full charge and pack 2!

Comfortable Shoes

It’s easy to forget these since the goal is always to look like a Diva while you’re traveling, but beauty doesn’t need to equal pain. Pack a comfortable pair of shoes for walking around, and wear those to and from the airport so you don’t have to pack them.


Let’s be honest, those airplane headphones they give out don’t do much to block the roar of the engine – or that loud passenger 3 rows back. Be sure to bring a pair of noise-canceling headphones on your trip so you can get some peace after working so hard!

Legal Documents

Diva, don’t forget your ID and passport! Yup, believe it or not, these are items that can be easy to forget. Make sure to also have digital copies of these stored in your email or safely online, in the event something happens!

Empty Water Bottle

Girlfriend, hydration is key. Especially on long-haul flights, you don’t want to let the dry cabin air take you out. Pack an empty water bottle and fill it up after you go through security. It’ll be your best friend for those excursions we booked for you at your destination, too.

Travel Pillow & Earplugs

So you’ve got the headphones down, but earplugs are a must too, especially if you’re rooming with someone. For those moments when you need a bit of quiet, earplugs are a perfect addition along with a travel pillow to keep your neck comfortable throughout your ride.

Airplane Snacks

I don’t know about you, but something about sitting on a plane for hours on end watching TV, getting excited at the prospect of new travels, whips up a strong appetite for me! That’s why I always carry airplane snacks – nuts, protein bars, candy – so I can keep my energy up en route to and from my destination.

BONUS: Sweater

Now sis, we know you’re heading to somewhere hot and fabulous most of the time, but no matter the weather at your destination, one thing is always true: the plane is so cold! Pack a lightweight sweater so you can kindly deny those not-so-clean plane blankets and you can travel comfortably.

And if you know what to pack but don’t have somewhere to go, I’ve got you covered, too.

Come sprinkle your Black girl magic with us in whatever continent is calling your name (yup, even Antarctica is a possibility!)

Manage Your Money Like a Diva While Traveling

Okay, confession time: I, Roxie, fellow Travel Diva, love splurging on myself. Just like you, I work hard to bring you all these globe-trotting tips! But, also like so many traveling Divas, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to manage my finances effectively.

Whether you’re new to traveling or you’re a seasoned vet, managing your money while traveling is key for maintaining a stress-free vacation.

You’ve already got enough on your plate, so let’s get straight to it – here are 3 ways you can manage your money like a Diva on vacay!

Use Travel Credit Cards

Let’s be honest: credit cards simply offer you way more protection and perks than debit cards do when you’re traveling. That’s why I always recommend that Divas like yourself use them!

Whether you’ve got Capital One, Amex, Chase, or another top travel credit company, you can easily manage your expenses using a single credit card for travel. It’ll help you keep track of how much you’re spending, plus depending on the card you may or may not have to worry about foreign transaction fees.

Plus, should anything happen – lost luggage, for example – travel credit cards usually have protections built in for that as long as the trip was purchased using that card.

Create a Budget

Listen, I know you’re a balling Diva, but having a travel budget doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself. In fact, think of a travel budget as a way you can love on yourself while traveling without the worry you’ll have to work too hard to pay for it all when you come back home.

Ask yourself, what am I comfortable spending daily? How much do I want to spend on food? Trinkets and special touches? Tips? Decide what’s important to you and leave more room in your budget for that. Don’t forget a blow-it line item – a certain amount of money you reserve to spend on anything you want!

Avoid Unnecessary Expenses

When traveling to foreign countries especially, it’s easy to “get got” and be targeted for not being a native. For example, it’s common for taxi drivers in many international airports to charge exorbitant prices for weary travelers who don’t know where or how to get official, licensed transportation.

When you can, always go with vendors or services that have been vetted by hotel staff or are licensed to avoid spending more than you bargained for.  

Don’t forget to pay attention to tipping culture, too. I’m sure we’ve all had those 20% automatic gratuity moments at some restaurants back in the U.S., so be sure to check out where you’re going to understand how tipping works so you can budget accordingly.

You don’t need to be a spreadsheet queen, but every Diva does need to manage her finances well while traveling so she can actually relax.

Speaking of relaxing, you’ll also want to ensure your accommodations are fit for a queen. I’ve put together some tips for choosing the best hotels and places to stay and it’s right behind this magical link.

3 Reasons Why Your Passport is Non-Negotiable for Travel Emergencies

Ring the alarm! Something just went down – and the only thing on your mind is getting out of your situation. As your resident Travel Diva Roxie, one of my mantras is “stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.”

When it comes to travel – there are so many ways to prepare yourself for emergencies, but what about when you’re at home?

Did you know your passport can be your ticket to safety? There’s a reason why a passport is such an important document and requires so much rigorous checking before it’s issued: it’s literally a freedom pass. And depending on what kind of emergency is happening, it’s also a way for you to get out of harm’s way.

Here are 3 scenarios where having a passport can ease your mind:

Natural Disasters

Whether you’re at home or you’re traveling internationally, the truth is the climate is changing and natural disasters are happening more and more frequently. You need to be prepared in the event the unexpected happens.

From volcanic eruptions to floods to tornadoes, having a passport will allow you ease of travel from your location to a safer destination.

Political Unrest

While the likelihood of political unrest changes depending on which country you’re in, the truth is it can happen anywhere. You want to make sure if something happens politically and unrest, turmoil, and riots break out, you can get yourself back home or to another country where you will be safe and sound. Without a passport, you might find it difficult to get out of said situation.

In other words, having a passport gives you options in emergency situations. Yes, it’s a ticket to freedom, exploration, and new cultures, but it’s also a ticket to safety.

When it comes to sprinkling your Black girl magic, there are so many ways your passport can help you do that. In fact, it can help with your career opportunities, too.

Wanna find out how? Sashay over to this blog Roxie wrote on the benefits of a passport for career level ups.

Your Career Glow Up Is Here: The Power of a Passport to Grow Your Career

Travel Divas like Roxie value personal growth and career development above all else.

And just because I may be in one country doesn’t mean I’m trying to only attract opportunities here! Travel Divas are global when it comes to their careers – and your passport can help open the door to a world of possibilities.

Lemme show you how:

Work Remotely in Another Country

Ever since the pandemic, remote work has been all the rage – and that means you don’t necessarily have to work where you live. While there might be things to consider tax-wise if you work a 9-5, there are still employers who encourage Divas like you to sprinkle their Black girl magic over the globe.

And if you’re your own boss – the only limit is where your passport allows you to go!

If you can, give yourself a break from the desk and find a new place across the continents to work!

Network on an International Scale

You never know what business opportunities or new job moments are waiting for you in another country. Your passport is a way for you to get in the right rooms to make those happen!

For example, there may be international conferences around an area you want to break into or in an industry where you’re already an expert. With a passport, you can be confident you’ll be able to attend and make those wallet- and life-changing connections that make that adage “your network is your net worth” so true.

Cultivate a Resume of New Experiences

Job candidates with international experience stand out from the competition – and as Divas, we’re always trying to stand out. Not only do you get access to new experiences that allow you to develop fresh perspectives and insights for work, but you also become a more attractive, well-rounded candidate who’s seen as adaptable, fast-learning, and cultured.

In other words – a passport can help you grow your career. Think of more opportunities and more money in the bank to help fund your wanderlust!

Speaking of wanderlust, find your next travel destination here and extend the trip for a business conference.

3 Essential Safety Tips for Black Female Solo Travelers on Group Trips

If there’s one thing Roxie doesn’t play about, it’s safety when traveling by yourself – especially when you’re in a group of people you haven’t gotten to know yet.

No matter if you choose to travel with fellow Divas or go off on your own in a group excursion, it’s important to always ensure your safety is top of mind. Once that’s in place, that’s where the fun can come in.

Here are a few things to consider to ensure you’re safe and sound when in travel groups:

Stay Aware

For most Black women, we move through life always keeping an eye out. When you’re traveling by yourself among a group of strangers, that old adage is never more true. While your fun and pleasure are priorities, it’s important to remember to pay attention to your surroundings.

Be mindful of what area you’re in, as it might determine how you need to dress and what accessories you can get away with wearing. If you’re in an area that isn’t as affluent, it might not be a good idea to wear your diamonds and flashy name-brand clothes or bags.

The best way to think about it is to keep your senses open – ensure you can clearly see, hear and feel where you are. That means no headphones when you’re in an unfamiliar place!

Keep Your Valuables Secure

While you may be the G.O.A.T. at securing the bag or great deals when you travel, that isn’t the only thing to keep secure when traveling. Your belongings and valuables that you worked so hard for the need to have a close eye kept on them.

So, how do you do that? First off, be mindful of what you carry or what’s visible, such as your phone, headphones, and wallet. Always pay attention to where you are before pulling out these items.

If you’re sharing a room with someone you don’t know, be sure not to disclose or make obvious the location of your valuables such as your passport, wallet, or money. The same goes for ensuring no one sees your phone or device passcodes.

Be sure to password-protect and keep backups of important documents outside of your electronics just in case.

This goes for conversation too – aim to be discreet about your habits, as they can give others clues about your valuables or personal information.

Trust Your Instincts

Just like Olivia Pope used to say on Scandal, your gut often knows what’s up. Your intuition is a real thing that can help keep you safe. If you’ve “got a feeling” that you can’t shake, your instincts will likely kick in to remind you to be careful. While it can be easy to ignore this – don’t. You’re a Black woman in a foreign country – and you’ve likely got a keen sense and “uh oh” radar that’s served you well in the past. 

When it comes to safety, lean into your Black girl magic intuition, err on the side of caution, and remove “benefit of the doubt” from your vocabulary. But also, don’t forget to keep an open mind. Sometimes cultural differences can trigger us to feel unsafe. That’s why it’s important to do your research about cultural norms beforehand.

Speaking of which – if you’re wondering how to navigate those cultural differences, check out this blog post I wrote for you.

The Diva’s Guide to Hassle-Free Transportation Abroad

Roxie here, and just like DJ Khaled, I’m back again with another smash hit full of travel tips for Divas just like you!

Traveling is such an eye-opening, healing experience, but there are so many unknowns that can make it a bit scary. One of those? Transportation abroad! Whether you’re used to high-tech public transit back home or you’re used to driving yourself everywhere, transportation abroad simply looks different depending on what country you’re in.

So, how does a Diva safely travel inside her bucket-list destination? Just do these 4 things so you can stay ready and feel confident you know how to get around.

Research Public Transportation Options

Like “most” things in life, you can usually find the answers to what you’re looking for online. Before booking your trip, do your due diligence about the availability of public transportation at your destination.

Depending on the country or continent, it can look vastly different. Tokyo public transportation is extremely sophisticated, organized, and on-time but the language difference can make it difficult to figure out where you’re going, whereas if you’re in Turks and Caicos, the only way for you to really get around is with a private driver.

Before you pick your destination, ask yourself what you’re comfortable with. Do you want to have access to trains and buses? Are taxis readily available and if so, are they regulated or unregulated? How do you rent a car? Scavenge the internet (don’t rely on just one source) to find out what every day and even long-distance travel looks like.

Renting a Car

Are you a Diva with her driver’s license? You might think the best way to get around on your own time in a foreign country is by renting a car. Depending on where you are, there may be certain requirements in place to rent a car. In addition, be sure to review traffic laws, what side of the street to drive on, and what kind of streets are in the areas you want to visit.

For example, renting a car in Florence might seem like a wonderfully scenic way to explore the Tuscan countryside, but if you’re going through the more famed part of the city, the streets are narrow and lined with cobblestone.

Hire a Private Driver

When I go on vacay helping Travel Divas scout some of the best spots to bring to you, one of my favorite ways to travel is by vetting and hiring a private driver. If you’re the type of Diva who’s used to doing it all by yourself, let your vacation be the time you DON’T do that. Look for recommendations for reputable private car services that can safely get you to your location.

This is especially important if you’re traveling late at night or in areas that are less frequented.

Another safety tip: never let anyone know you’re traveling by yourself, it’s your first time in the country or let them know where you’re staying. It may sound simple but safety is important when traveling to foreign countries!

Looking for other ways to prepare for your next international trip? I’ve got you, girlfriend!

Read this step-by-step guide on how to prep for international travel right here.

How to Calm Your Anxious Mind before Traveling

You’ve got your tickets. Your bags are packed. You’re set to head out on the trip of a lifetime. And the only thing you can feel is … ANXIETY.

If that sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. Traveling can be incredibly stressful, no matter how much you’re looking forward to your trip. But the good news is, there are plenty of things you can do to ease your mind!

Flip the script on travel anxiety with these calming strategies to feel more relaxed before your next trip.

Tip #1: Give Yourself Time

Part of the reason so many people feel anxious during travel is the pressure to be in specific places at specific times. You start to worry about long lines, traffic jams, getting lost, forgetting something important and then panic sets in.

Giving yourself some extra time to get to your destination can relieve a lot of this stress and help you manage your anxiety. After all, it’s incredibly unlikely you’ll end up in a 2-hour traffic jam, an extra-long security line AND get lost in the airport! Knowing you won’t be running to board your plane at the last minute will make the entire journey more enjoyable.

Tip #2: Stay Positive

If you begin your journey with a negative mindset, you’re inviting stress and anxiety on your trip. Try to stay positive about your vacation from the moment you book it. Instead of asking yourself what might go wrong, focus on all the fun you’ll have doing new things in beautiful places.

Tip #3: Be Prepared

Worried that something is going to go wrong while you’re away? Set aside some time to journal these thoughts and what you can do to prevent them from impacting your trip. For example, you might check that you have all important phone numbers saved in your phone or designate a meeting place in advance in case you’re separated from your group. While you should never dwell on worst-case scenarios, putting a little prep work in can calm your fears.

Tip #4: Practice Calming Techniques

If you deal with travel anxiety, then you know it can hit you at any time. Before your next trip, spend some time exploring breathing exercises, guided meditations and other calming techniques. The key here is to find something that works for you before you’re in the middle of traveling. That way, when anxiety strikes, you’ll be able to practice the technique in the moment.


Anxiety is part of traveling for many folks, but it doesn’t have to be. Give yourself extra time, stay positive, be prepared and practice calming techniques to manage your anxiety. Want more insider travel tips and advice? Head here for everything you need to know!

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