Traveling is beneficial because of all that it allows us to do through seeing and experiencing pieces of other cultures. Growing up, I did not see very much in travel advertisements or marketing that targeted black people in the same way it did other races. Most depictions of blacks taking vacations or traveling showed black people staying stateside, and there are not a lot of travelers in my family outside of my grandfather who saw much of the world while he served in the US Air Force.
Nevertheless, I have been able to cultivate a travel log of my own as an adult, and having just come home from a short visit to Melbourne, Australia, I want to urge other dark-skinned black women to look overseas for their next vacation destination.
I think there might be a perception among black people that traveling abroad with dark skin is somehow dangerous. My father (who watches a ton of world news) has always been cautious about it when pitched the prospect of vacationing someplace exotic with my mother.