Inspiring Latina Travelers to Follow
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month comes to an end every 15th of October, but our importance and celebration of our culture and ourselves is important every day of the year. Our representation continues to be necessary and needed in a space where we may not have seen so much of ourselves when growing up. And although the conversation is attempting to be more inclusive, there is still a long way to go. That is why I wanted to take this time to highlight Latina travelers in this space. I chose to only include smaller creators, meaning ones that currently have less than 10k followers.
I’ve reached out to these Latina travelers because I feel they are doing amazing things and need to be mentioned. They are accounts that pertain to travel but each has their own story. I asked them to send a short bio of themselves so that you can get a better idea of each from their own point of view. If you’re feeling inspired by any or all of them, I ask for you to show your support by following them.
And without further ado. Ladies and gentlemen, her:
Ashley is a YouTuber/Video Creator. In 2018, she quit my 9-5 and moved to Chile to teach. Currently, she is planning her next move abroad in early 2022, but in the meantime, she is still sharing her experience of navigating life abroad, tips and, of course, upcoming travels. On her channel (and blog if you are more of a reader), you will find vlogs about what life abroad in Chile looks like, moving and living abroad tips. One reason she started her channel is that she loves sharing information and storytelling. However, a big part of it was as someone who has always loved traveling she didn’t always see Latinos in the travel space, so she wanted to put her knowledge and experience out there to empower, in the hopes of inspiring, others to take the leap abroad.
Youtube: Ashely Liliana
Blog: Ashely Liliana Blog
I’m Carolina, creator of Carolina’s Passport, a travel blog dedicated to inspiring others to get out of their comfort zone and explore new horizons.
I’ve always been a sucker for adventure, even if that meant just a long drive with no destination. But, it wasn’t until my senior year in college that I actually booked my first flight for myself. There was a lot about traveling that I didn’t know and wish I’d had something or somewhere to turn to with all my questions.
My blog began with the desire to share not only my travels, but the truth behind all the pretty pictures. I love to share all the planning, budgeting, and work it takes to get me from point A to point B and hopefully answer a lot of your questions along the way!
Facebook: Carolina’s Passport
Tik Tok: CarolinasPassport
My name is Stefany and I’m a San Francisco Native with roots from El Salvador.
My mission is to inspire you to travel somewhere you’ve never been and to help you feel empowered in curvy/plus size fashion!
Travel has changed my life in more ways than I can ever explain. My observations have been that I do not see many persons of color and curvy/plus sizes widely represented in the travel industry. I have a passion and drive to change that. I also notice that the Latin community sometimes fears traveling to places outside of their comfort zones. My hopes are that my travels and content inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and explore a place you’ve never visited before!
Tik Tok: Wandering Stefany
Blog links: Wandering Stefany
Vanessa Fondeur-Adams is a fierce and adventurous Dominican Jefa. As a NYC educator with insatiable wanderlust, she wanted her hugely underrepresented high school students to experience the world beyond the textbooks and become more global-minded, so Vanessa began leading students on educational tours to countries such as China, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, and Spain.
Now as founder of Latino World Travelers – a global community for Latinos, she looks to expand on her passion for travel one Latino/x at a time, one passport stamp at a time. Her mission is to empower Latinos to experience the world, and diversify the face of travel.
In her fight to have Latinos represented in the travel industry, this past March, she launched the first-ever Latino Travel Fest with over 50 speakers in 16 different panels and 5 culturally immersive experiences. The goals are to educate the Latino/x community about how they can make travel part of their lifestyle, and provide a platform to spotlight travel creators, bloggers, and thought- leaders.
Follow her adventures around the world on Instagram at @latinaworldtraveler, check out the fest at www.latinotravelfest.com and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming events, meetups, and more!
Latino World Travelers Instagram: @LatinoWorldTravelers
Latino World Travelers Website: Latino World Travelers
Latino Travel Fest Website: Latino Travel Fest
My name is Bianca Alba and I am a Proud First Generation Latina that recently launched my podcast called: This Latina Travels!
I wanted to create a Platform where I could share my stories about some of the magical places I have traveled too! More than that, this podcast is also a way for me to share proof that dreams can become a reality. I grew up with 3 sisters in a single parent home, so for a long time, trips and vacations were just an idea. This podcast has shown me not just how far I’ve come, but how far WE can go as women of color who love to travel!
Podcast Platforms: Podcast links
Cinnamon Bottaro is a Belizean/ Uruguayan Third Culture Kid (TCK) travel writer. Raised in Belize, Costa Rica and Panama and currently working for a multilateral organisation for Latin America and the Caribbean she is an expert in the region.
As a seasoned traveler with a full-time job, Cinnamon provides tools for professionals who work the 9-9 grind to get out of their desk chair and out into the world.
Cinnamon can help you significantly reduce the amount of time you spend planning trips so that you can make the most of those vacation days, allowing you to rest, reset and recharge.
Blog: On The Road With Cinn
Hola! I’m Serena, a Registered Nurse from the NYC with a passion for adventures and photography. My love for travel came from being comfortable with not being comfortable, craving for the unknown, and desiring for something out of the ordinary from my daily routine. I seek out hidden gems and different environments from my norm while capturing its beauty and story through my lens.
My name is Dianelys and I was born and raised in Cuba. Since I was a kid, I’ve been dreaming about visiting the places I’ve seen on tv shows. That’s where my love for travel comes from! I decided to share my travels because I don’t often see people who look like me making traveling a priority or even encouraging it. And I believe traveling not only teaches so much about the world around us but also about ourselves so everyone should do it whenever they can!
Brenda started to travel on her own in 2013 and a year later, started her blog Traveleira. Her love for discovering the world led her to make a Masters in Cultural Tourism in Spain. Besides creating travel content on her blog, she is now pursuing her dream to start her own publishing house focused on travel guides and books.
Hola! Soy Ariana Célleri, también conocida como “Arinonstop” una amante viajera ecuatoriana, ciudadana del mundo y agradecida de haber vivido en 3 distintos países y culturas. Nonstop porque siempre he soñado con vivir sin parar, sin perderme ni un segundo y sin dejar de crear. Amo el mundo digital y todo lo que sé lo he aprendido en el camino. Estoy orgullosa de ser una latina buscando dejar su huella en el mundo a través de conocerlo❤️
I hope these latina travelers have inspired you to get out of your comfort zone and into the world, whether on a domestic or international trip. These women are unstoppable and I’m sure we can be expecting even more amazing things from them in the future. If you haven’t done so yet, I ask that you consider supporting these travelers by following them.
If you’re interested in upping your money game, then I suggest you check out my Latina Personal Finances creators post to check out some inspirational Latinas in a different field.