Here is the list of the Launch Team members.
Ursula is a digital marketing consultant and founder of the award-winning digital platform and blog Caribbean & Co. Passionate about all things Caribbean, her blog showcases the region’s travel experiences along with rich culture and heritage. Established in 2014, Caribbean & Co. has won four international travel media awards.
Gabby Beckford is the Gen Z travel influencer, marketing strategist, and opportunity expert behind the blog Packs Light. In the 2 years since college graduation, she’s visited her 31st country, given a TEDx talk, and grown her community—the Young Travelers Network—to almost 1000 young travel lovers. She’s been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Good Morning America, Essence, and BusinessInsider. Her mission to empower people to seek risk, seize opportunity, and see the world!
Hues of Delahaye is a London based travel and lifestyle blog from a Jamaican gal with a 9 – 5. Her blog focuses on amazing European city breaks, epic day trips, inspiring photography, cool London travel tips. Her aim is to show women that they can still travel with a 9-5. In hopes to inspire women to not only travel more, but travel smart.
Roshida helps women ditch burnout by taking adult gap years, career breaks and sabbaticals to travel the world. Her content shares the stories of women who took the leap to travel full-time and their reentry into a life they intentionally planned, as well as a roadmap for others to follow. When she’s not exploring the world, she makes her home in Mexico City.
Lauren is a travel writer and social media influencer who is passionate about inspiring black women to step out of their comfort zones for new experiences in travel and adventure, to use nature as healing and therapy, and to embrace outdoor recreation. Lauren is also a podcaster, published photographer, and creator of Lauren R Gay Consulting where she offers professional consulting services for blogs and podcasts, courses, as well as curated group trips.
Monet is a travel blogger, freelance writer, and author who inspires parents to travel the world with their kids while providing tips to make it easier and affordable. Her motto is “if kids live there, kids can visit” and you’ll often find her family exploring destinations most don’t consider “kid friendly”.
Tomiko, is an African American Travel Blogger, wannabe nomadic traveler and praying for my own travel show someday but until then a Tennessee based Digital Marketer and Content Creator in this digital world. She is also a wife, mom, daughter plus she has a day job that allows her to have soap, water, electricity, and let us not forget food. Her family loves adventures of any kind whether it’s traveling to the Amalfi Coast or exploring her own backyard she make sure her family seek out adventure and adventure in every destination.
Colby is a travel-loving, life enthusiast, with an insatiable heart for wandering, who is inspiring others to see the wonder in wandering and encouraging them to check items off their Wanderlist one adventure at a time.
Jeff manages the online community, ChubbyDiaries.com, for plus size travelers who are passionate about seeing the world, experiencing new foods, and learning clever hacks along the way. Jeff also provides social media consulting services.
Leslie (LJ) and Martina (MJ) are content creators who provide inspiration and information that helps couples create travel memories around the world. They are a married couple who met on a flight in 2015 and haven’t stopped exploring the world together since; all while maintaining careers in tech. No place is too far, they have been to every continent with the exception of Antarctica.
His work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, CNN, National Geographic Travel, Lonely Planet, and others.
Martinique Lewis is a diversity in travel consultant, content creator and Influencer Manager. Trusted amongst her peers as a ‘’connector’’ she is always connecting the dots to ensure the travel industry is mindful of diversity and not just as a ‘Buzz word’’
Kerwin is an ex-airline employee (Delta, ATA, Continental and United) who is now a travel content creator working with travel brands. He’s flown 180 airlines and visited 125 countries/territories. He consults on frequent traveler loyalty programs and airline travel strategies.
Nadeen has been practicing medicine for over 20 years while traveling all over the world. She is an award-winning travel blogger, content creator, Amazon bestselling author, speaker, travel inspirer, bon-vivant and oenophile who believes in living life to the fullest. Her travel guides help you get to your bucket list destinations and tells you what to see, do, eat & drink while there.
Kelley is a Black single mother who creates travel experiences for working single parents and blogs about her journey through single motherhood and travel. She uses her creativity to make travel memories with her 2 sons and to overcome her everyday adversities.
Davida brings you the stories of people, places and palates. Her travel guides, podcast, food tales and cultural happenings open up a world of laughs, unique lessons and memorable moments around the world.
Xavier and his team at Black Voyageurs celebrate and inspire travelers of Afro-Caribbean descent. They represent the under-represented demographic in mainstream travel. In a nutshell they are a global family of voyageurs from the diaspora, sharing insights on the world’s most unique places. As a thriving travel community, their goal is to define what urban travel should look like. They show the world that travel has no ethnic, religious, or economic limitations.