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Young Black Travelers

By Young Black Travelers

The crew of YBT discuss topics related to a young black experience traveling. We hope to inspire minorities to begin traveling and exploring their world!
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Season 7 Finale: Reflections on 2022
Season 7 Finale: Reflections on 2022
Team members Asshur, Valone, & Krisan reminisce on the highs and lows of 2022. We recap all the accomplishments YBT made in charity, meetups, and merch all thanks to you, our followers! We also touched on the meltdown of the airlines during the Winter of 2022 and shared our thoughts and tips. The year was very eventful globally for both the African and Diaspora communities in terms of movies & entertainment, the Fifa World Cup, and in some unfortunate cases, discrimination. Tune in as we hash out the good, bad, and ugly of 2022 in this awesome season 7 finale! Look for cited tips and advice on our website youngblacktravelersblog.com
01:05:58
January 03, 2023
24 Hours In Paris, Thanks to Air France
24 Hours In Paris, Thanks to Air France
Asshur and Krisan talk about his unexpected trip to Paris after being stuck in Tanzania. Hear how he ended up there and what he did in these 24 hours. Also, get some tips and tricks for dealing with airlines after your delayed flight. Asshur gives clear examples of what you should expect whenever in a situation as he found himself.  Nonetheless, a big shout out to Air France for the beautiful travel experience from Dar Es Salaam to Paris and from Paris to New York. Their service was indeed top-notch, and we certainly recommend them in the future. 
52:60
December 26, 2022
Flying Solo to Ethiopia
Flying Solo to Ethiopia
Anthoney shares with Simone, how his planned group trip to Ethiopia became a solo adventure. Anthoney did not say, "woe is me," but quickly refocused and said, "he was going with the flow." After going to his hotel, and getting a few pointers from staff, Anthoney shares he did exactly the things he wanted to and when he wanted to do them. Take a listen to hear how the story unfolds! You will hear about his learning of Rastafarianism in Ethiopia, the architecture, the food choices he would recommend, and so much more.
43:52
December 23, 2022
Hello Zanzibar
Hello Zanzibar
As the crew journey from Dar es Salaam, they take the over a 2-hour ferry ride to Zanzibar. BTW, the ferry ride would run you about $35. Bring cash,  most places are cardless, and you will need to visit some of the limited ATMs on the island if you don't have cash. They reviewed the Airbnb, which was on the beach, and included the option for a private chef, who cooked for them on one of the nights they stayed in Zanzibar.  The crew gave rave reviews of the excursion they did with  Safari Blue Zanzibar.  Asshur states that this was one of, if not the best, excursions that he's had. The spread of food was one of the highlights of this excursion.  Do not forget to visit the famed Rock Restaurant. It is an experience you will never forget, with breathtaking views that will be etched in your memory.  Furthermore, Stone Town is a must. Please make sure that you stay here maybe a few days, and explore. We stayed at Shoki Shoki House; it was not a bad experience, it is not luxurious but it was nice. If not here, there are tons of other places to select from.  This hotel was centrally located to everything, particularly where you can see the famed guys jumping off the jetty. It is a must-see.  Do a walking tour and also visit the Slave Market; this sacred space is both emotional and educational.   Enjoy! B
01:03:36
December 19, 2022
Tanzania, Start of the African Adventure
Tanzania, Start of the African Adventure
Shenia has left the trip and Asshur, Anthony and Stella continues on to Tanzania. The groups talk about their experience driving from Nairobi to Tanzania. They also review the hotel where they stayed, Marriott Arusha. They flew from Arusha to Dar, and so they discuss what they experienced in Dar es Salam. Stella also discussed some of the night spots we definitely recommend. Enjoy our journey to Tan-zan-nia!
45:39
December 16, 2022
Jambo Kenya
Jambo Kenya
Asshur talks with Sheina, Stella and Anthony about their African Adventures with the first stop in Kenya. They talk about their Safari experience in Masai Mara. Starting with their experience at the Jambo Mara Safari Lodge, Anthony goes in about how good the food was to the Safari, booked through our partner Motherland Adventures. The crew talks about the their experience visiting the Shammah Children’s Home to donate the close to $4000 donated by our supporters. And we end it all off with Anthony singing the praises of the the Sankara Hotel! Enjoy!!!
01:03:29
December 12, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Asshur, Simone and Valone travel through Black Panther - Wakanda Forever. They explore topics like the strong female leads in the movie. To Colonialism and Nationalism. And our favorite, the positive, almost utopia representation of Haiti.
52:54
November 28, 2022
Autumn Adventures in New York
Autumn Adventures in New York
Join our team Asshur, Krisan, & Simone on a recount of our group autumn tradition of apple picking in New York! Tune in to learn more about the experience, other fall activities to do in New York, and our takeaways from our newly founded tradition.
41:28
November 14, 2022
Kreshonna in Bali
Kreshonna in Bali
Kreshonna Keane, a NY based photographer and director, joins Krisan in conversation on how she experienced Bali as an creative. Tune in to learn more about her insights in her trip, career suggestions, and a sneak peak on what to expect from her itinerary! Her IG, Twitter, and TikTok handle:@visualsbyk. You can find her Bali Itinerary at www.visualsbyk.com/shop
39:11
October 24, 2022
Alaska: A Native’s Perspective
Alaska: A Native’s Perspective
Emily Keneggnarkayaaggaa Edenshaw, President & CEO of Alaska Native Heritage Center, joins Simone & Krisan in a powerful conversation on her experience as an Alaska Native. Tuned in to learn more about her backstory of her organization as well as advice and tips for how young travelers can support cultural tourism while also exploring Alaska! For more on her initiative check out www.alaskanative.net or IG: @akheritagecenter
49:03
October 10, 2022
Luego Panama!- Season 6 Finale Part 2
Luego Panama!- Season 6 Finale Part 2
Welcome to part 2 of our season 6 finale! We resume Krisan, Asshur, and Mardochere in conversation on their phenomenal group trip to Panama. In this part 2 of our 2-part series, we discuss all our highlights and crazy mishaps on our Panama Trip. Prepare for all the juicy stories, it’s about to get real! You can find all mentioned places in our Ultimate Panama Trip Cheat Sheet here: https://youngblacktravelers.gumroad.com/l/wasnp
01:04:16
July 25, 2022
Hola Panama! - Season 6 Finale Part 1
Hola Panama! - Season 6 Finale Part 1
It's our Season 6 Finale Part 1! Follow Krisan, Asshur, and Mardochere in conversation on their phenomenal group trip to Panama. In this part 1 of our 2-part series, we discuss our day and nighttime activities, food recommendations, tourist attractions, and tips to consider for your future trip to this amazing country!  You can find all mentioned places in our Ultimate Panama Trip Cheat Sheet here: https://youngblacktravelers.gumroad.com/l/wasnp
01:23:16
July 12, 2022
Boys Trip LA Edition
Boys Trip LA Edition
Asshur talks with his group of friend who traveled to Los Angeles (LA), California together. This trip was an epic experience. It was literally a reality TV show. So the guys could not wait to gather again to recap their experiences, just like the wrap up of a good season of a TV show. This episode is filled with lots of humor, and SHADE lol!  It also has lots of great tips and ticks. It is a long one but a good one. Hopefully soon we will have the Nico Response, since much of this episode was spent focuses on Nico, who surprisingly became a dissenting character of this trip, lol.  Here are some of the restaurant tips offered in this episode: Fixins, Saddle Ranch, Mama Por Dios (Beverly Hills) and  The Breakfast Club. Literally all great spots.  Also, as mentioned, ensure that you take a trip to the Griffith Observatory. The views here wont disappoint you. But the science is is also mind blowing.  If you want to see Asshur's vlogs and get a bit more from this trip head over to AsshurK on Youtube to see more. Interested in staying at the Airbnb seen in the vlogs and talked about in this episode, check it out here.  
01:23:58
June 27, 2022
The Great Guatemalan Trek
The Great Guatemalan Trek
Valone and Andrew joins in with Krisan as they talk about their epic volcano treks in Guatemala. Tune in for gems and suggestions on how you too can plan, budget, and prepare for such an exciting expedition!
46:31
June 13, 2022
25 under 25
25 under 25
Mystie shares with Simone how she was able to travel to 25 countries before she was 25. What an accomplishment! She gives us all the travel tips and recommendations for what country to visit based on what you are looking for as a traveler. Take a listen!
33:56
May 31, 2022
Off the beaten path in Spain with Christyn!
Off the beaten path in Spain with Christyn!
Simone speaks to Christyn as she drops gems of knowledge about her experience in Spain. She tells us what to eat, "el pulpo," where to travel to in Spain, and the local activities to get yourself into. Check it out to find out more about the lesser-known places to travel to. 
40:34
May 18, 2022
I Moved to the UK
I Moved to the UK
Orin talks with Asshur about his move from St. Vincent to the United Kingdom for the British Navy. He shared tips and tricks for anyone from the commonwealth who may be interesting joining. Also, he echos a point we have said a few times on the podcast, about how easy and cheap it is to hop around Europe. Happy listening
51:12
May 02, 2022
Adventures in Cape Verde
Adventures in Cape Verde
Forbes 30 under 30 and tech innovator Ashleigh (IG: @akainsley) joins Krisan to give us the run down of what he’s up to and his recent travels to Cape Verde. Tune in to learn more about this little gem from the Motherland and advice on how to make it your next trip!
48:14
April 18, 2022
Travel as an Educator
Travel as an Educator
Simone speaks with Kev The Educator on all things education, traveling and being a global citizen. Take a listen to learn about where Kev has travelled, how he brings those experiences back to the classroom and how to impact the youth and our communities by encouraging them to travel with empathy!!
27:43
April 04, 2022
Botswana, Beef, Safari and Many More
Botswana, Beef, Safari and Many More
Botswana's national Kuda tells Asshur about what to expect when traveling to her home nation. From her advise of making sure that you eat beaf, as was also recommended by Steve Harvey. To the advice of checking out a few other southern African countries before or after visiting Botswana. Maybe a perfect itinerary would be flying into South Africa, Johannesburg and then head on up to Botswana.  You can also do what Asshur hopes to do one day, get that ring for your special someone in Botswana. BTW, Kuda echos our conversation with Dave from Mother Land Adventures where she talks about the beaches of Kenya as being some of the best.  Bottom line, if you haven't been considering Africa, whether it be Botswana or Kenya, maybe now is the time to add an African nation to your list because the continent is so much more than it has been portrayed by the media in the past.  And also, maybe you should check out the new show on Netflix, Young, Famous and African and maybe that too will change your mind. 
50:24
March 21, 2022
Safari in Kenya?
Safari in Kenya?
Motherland Adventures founder Dave joins Asshur and Valone to talk about what you can expect on a visit to Kenya. He shares tips on various places you should consider if you are planning to visit Kenya. This east African country is famed for its scenic landscapes and vast wildlife preserves, and he shares all the info about what you should expect to see before visiting.  Dave shares that Kenya is the only country globally where within 20 minutes from the airport 10 minutes from the city center any traveler can have a safari experience at Nairobi National park. His point on the fact that you can be on a Safari in Nairobi and see sky scrapers in the background was extremely interesting. We would have never thought about this.  If you want a longer safari experience, Dave shares that you can plan to take a 3-5 day experience at Masai Mara national park. According to Dave, on a budget, a traveler can pay around USD 350 on the low end for a 3-day experience to Masi Mara.  Dave also talked about other destinations in Kenya that you should consider visiting, like Mombassa. Many people only think of Kenya for the big 5, and they do not think of the beach experience that you can have in Africa, after all, some of the best beaches in Africa are on the east coast!  Our conversation with Dave proves that Kenya may be worth a visit and it may not be all that expensive. He also shares that the prices you may see online for Safaris may be higher than they cost. If you are interested in visiting Kenya, head over to the Young Black Travelers Instagram page and speak with Dave (Motherland Adventures) to book your trip! Nonetheless, happy listening!   
54:37
March 07, 2022
Virgin Touch Down Inna SVG
Virgin Touch Down Inna SVG
Hannah Swift, Country Manager of Virgin Atlantic in the Caribbean, joins Valone and Asshur of YBT to talk about Virgin's inaugural flight to SVG! Volcano Hannah, her new pet name, talks with us about her excitement heading over to SVG after the Volcano eruption. She also shares the excitement on the plane as it made its voyage to SVG! Hannah talks about her favorite destination in SVG, which everyone should add to their list on the next trip to SVG. Dr. Ralph (SVG Prime Minister), remember Hannah’s request to become an honorary citizen of SVG.  Here are some travel tips from Volcano Hannah: 1) Show up to the airport with everything that you need. Negative PCR test, Visa, etc. She recommends that you print things that you need because it's easier when the documents are in your hand, rather than digging through your phone. Or have screen shots on your phone, so you can quickly show the info that you are asked for from airlines or the country that you will be visiting. 2) Be respectful of the protocols of various countries. 3) Enjoy and tell people about your travels.  4) Get out and explore the islands, especially St. Vincent. Talk to locals. Find out where they eat, etc.  Vincy Gyal Sweet's Video 
01:14:15
February 21, 2022
Season 6 Opener
Season 6 Opener
Asshur, Krisan, and Valone talk about what they are looking forward to this season on the YBT podcast? Very interesting was Krisan’s recommendation to checkout some colder destinations this year. We generally highlight warm seaside destinations as get aways, but she thinks that we should give some of her snow scape destinations a try. BTW don’t forget to listen to the YBT playlist recommendations!!!! Who’s drinking water and minding their business? Haha
56:56
February 07, 2022
Season 5 Wrap Up!
Season 5 Wrap Up!
Asshur, Krisan, Valone and Simone wrapped up Season 5 with a bang. They talked about all their favorite episodes, including Deanna 12 trips in 12 months to carnival coming back again with Joseph. We hope y’all enjoyed this season as much as we did. We are so excited about the upcoming year and the new and exciting travel stories we will discuss in the new season. Stay tune!!
55:50
December 27, 2021
Carnival & Costumes!!!!
Carnival & Costumes!!!!
Stella and Joseph talk about all things carnival costume design. We shine light on Joseph’s start of becoming one of the best carnival costume designers in Toronto, Ontario. Joseph shares his best moments, collaborations, challenges and future plans to take over the costume design world for the biggest cultural event in the world, CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL!
47:26
December 06, 2021
Melanin & Miles on Spain
Melanin & Miles on Spain
Janelle from Melanie and Miles speak with Asshur and Krisan about some of her travels to Europe. Particularly her experience in Spain. Listen and hear her response to paella and many more.
42:21
November 18, 2021
Racially Profiled While Booking Airbnb in the Hamptons
Racially Profiled While Booking Airbnb in the Hamptons
On this episode of the Young Black Travelers podcast. Our guest Kelli and Maisha talk with Asshur about their experience being racially profiled while booking an Airbnb in the Hamptons. We were also joined by other guests such as Taurean who shared his experiences and also talked about the fun time we all had while celebrating a friend in the upscale, summer vacation town of New York. Find the resort that Maisha mentioned here, https://www.paradiseoceanclub.com
52:25
November 08, 2021
12 Trips 12 Months
12 Trips 12 Months
Deanna joins Asshur in talking about her year of travels. Travels that brought about self reflection and growth. A year where she recognized that she needs to put herself first, just like she has been putting others first. Deanna‘s experience is a testament of what it means to put one’s self first so we can become better and grow.
01:00:05
November 01, 2021
Flo Flo Florida!
Flo Flo Florida!
Asshur talk to KiKi and Saf about their trip to Florida. They visited some theme parks, such as Aquatica. They talked about the wait times and cost to enter the park, etc. They explored a few other topics about Florida and most ironic was when Kiki, who lives in St. Vincent, described Florida as hot. Also we talk a lot about St. Vincent and started off the conversation with a recap on the volcanic eruptions in SVG.
47:48
October 25, 2021
Travel As A Bajan Expat
Travel As A Bajan Expat
Simone and Krisan talk about Simone’s expat experience on her native island of Barbados. Listen for some tips and tricks! A conversation recorded earlier in the year around the eruption if St. Vincent’s volcano.
57:29
October 18, 2021
Hey Brazil, Kevin Loves Salvador!
Hey Brazil, Kevin Loves Salvador!
Kevin and Asshur talk about Kevin’s experience in Salvador Brazil. They start to reminisce on Kevin and Asshur’s experience studying abroad and then move to talk about Kevin’s Trip to Brazil. Kevin sums up the conversation by saying that Salvador Brazil is his new favorite city in Brazil. Listen to hear why.
54:11
October 13, 2021
From Greece to Albania
From Greece to Albania
Visiting the less Traveled islands in Greece. And going from Corfu to Albania. What an experience that was!
55:32
October 04, 2021
Season 4 Finale, Finally
Season 4 Finale, Finally
And it’s a wrap on Season 4. So many enriching conversations. We delve deeper into some, like Juran’s and close out on others. While we take a break, do come back in October for Season 5!
01:11:51
July 20, 2021
Pura Vida in Costa Rica & Panama
Pura Vida in Costa Rica & Panama
Krisan drop gems with Ashley about her epic and adventurous 1st international solo travel to Panama and Costa Rica! Take notes!
37:49
July 06, 2021
Vegas Baby
Vegas Baby
Asshur, Jessica William talk about there trip to Vegas while in Covid! This is a hilarious episode! You gotta check it out!
01:06:50
June 18, 2021
Ecuador
Ecuador
A chat about Asshur’s recent trip to Quito and Guayaquil. JetBlue was the star of the show as Asshur talks about his Buddy pass experience. Asshur would not recommend Guayaquil but he certainly will Quito. Enjoy.
01:07:24
June 07, 2021
Medellin the Urban Jungle!
Medellin the Urban Jungle!
Asshur and Latoya talk about their experience in Medellin Colombia. They chat about how Medellin caught them off guard. It was a really good time. Check it out.
01:08:12
May 25, 2021
Nomads in Cartagena
Nomads in Cartagena
Latoya, Asshur and Krisan talk about Toya and Asshur’s trip to Cartagena!! Ohhh the fun they had working remotely. They talked about their stay at airbnb Edificio Altamar and eating at the local restaurant near by, Barril y Cocina, amongst so many other topics from Cartagena! Listen, learn and enjoy!!
58:34
May 10, 2021
Digital Nomad in Colombia
Digital Nomad in Colombia
Asshur and Krisan talk about Asshur’s digital nomad experience in Colombia. They chat about the necessities of WiFi to currency exchange, to Airbnb vs. Hotel. And oh, let’s not forget Asshur’s revoew of Google Translate vs. Apple Translate. So if you are looking for a destination to work remotely, maybe Colombia is it. Enjoy.
56:45
May 03, 2021
The Volcano Erupted
The Volcano Erupted
Asshur and Krisan talk about the eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano in St. Vincent And The Grenadines. As well as share how you can contribute to YBT and UVCG Relief drive for SVG. ( Updated: To clarify in the episode, reference to Haiti is for the earthquake in 2010)
52:46
April 21, 2021
Food & Culture Jam'It Bistro
Food & Culture Jam'It Bistro
Asshur and Valone talk with Jam'It Bistro about the impacts food has on culture. Jam’It shed some light on their Resturant operation through Covid as well as help us understand how food connects us to travel. Happy listening!
52:18
March 15, 2021
Guess Amynah’s Airline!
Guess Amynah’s Airline!
Asshur and Amynah chat about her job with one of America’s big 3 Airline. Can you guess which one? She shares her journey to becoming a flight attendant. And talks about what the job entails, etc. BTW, hopefully you will get a moment of inspiration, just like Amynah did, while traveling from Paris. Enjoy!
50:47
March 03, 2021
Juran in Naija
Juran in Naija
Juran's joins Asshur as he talks about his trip to Nigeria! Was it for a Nigerian wedding or not? Tune in to listen to hear about Juran’s trip from London to the mother land.
01:07:59
February 15, 2021
Beyond BMore and BLM
Beyond BMore and BLM
Brian Oliver, Executive Director of BMore See More and owner of Beyond BMore joins Asshur and Valone to talk about BLM. On this season finale, we explored Braian’s drive to start his non profit.  The point that representation, especially for young in black men, was center stage in this conversation.  Brian closed with this profond phrase, "open your mind, open your mouth and watch doors open," which was a powerful statement to end such a wonderful season.
01:09:51
December 29, 2020
BLM a UK Perspective
BLM a UK Perspective
Josh and Daniel join Asshur to talk about race and the Black Lives Matter movement. They speak about this topic from the British view, which lends a different perspective to the conversation. Their perspective provides some direction on some goals they hope the movement will accomplish for black British women and men. 
01:02:21
December 07, 2020
The Impacts Covid May have on Travelers' Mental Health
The Impacts Covid May have on Travelers' Mental Health
Silvia talks about the impacts that this pandemic may have on individuals who love to travel. Our take away from this conversation is that, sometime getting away from our problems, as traveling allows is not the best. We need to face some situations. Enjoy. 
38:40
November 30, 2020
Flying in the Midst of Covid
Flying in the Midst of Covid
We know that many of you are considering hopping on a plane, as a result of Cabin Fever. We also know some of you have fears of flying in the wake of the Coronavirus. So, we wanted to share some information with you that will be very useful if you did choose to leave your locale, hop on a plane and explored another destination. 
44:13
November 23, 2020
Being a Flight Attendant with Patreka Brown
Being a Flight Attendant with Patreka Brown
Patreka Brown joins Ainsworth to chat about working on a airline as well as her experiences flying to different countries. They later discuss being a visible minority in the airline industry. Patreka also shares her new business plans during the pandemic (COVID-19) she explains why she decided to start her own business during the episode.
41:04
November 18, 2020
#EndSARS
#EndSARS
Mimosa and Suya join YBT to talk about the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria.  We dove in dept about the meaning of SARS and its impact on the Nigerian people, as well as the traveling public. Also, we dove into some of the deep rooted racial issues. This one is worth listening to! 
01:00:41
November 02, 2020
Representation Matters: Chubby and Black
Representation Matters: Chubby and Black
Chubby Diaries Founder Jeff Jenkins joins YBT team members Asshur and Krisan on a powerhouse conversation on the representation of plus-size black travelers in the travel industry. Tune in to learn more about Jeff's journey as an avid chubby traveler and how the travel industry can better accommodate the black and plus-size communities.
54:01
October 19, 2020
Keeping the Travel Industry Accountable
Keeping the Travel Industry Accountable
Aleah joins Asshur to discuss how we can keep the travel industry accountable. She shares one of her experiences with Discover Grenada, showing a lack of representation with influencers they work with,  which do not represent the demographic of Grenada.  Also, they touch on many other topics such as colorism, etc. This is a must-listen!
47:10
September 14, 2020
Holding The Caribbean Accountable
Holding The Caribbean Accountable
Award-winning journalist and Caribbean Correspondent Melissa Noel joins Asshur and Krisan in a heavy-hitting conversation on accountability of the Caribbean travel Industry amid racial tension and global pandemic. Listen in to hear more about their thoughts on the matter, and what the industry can do to better the experience for young black travelers and island locals.
51:24
August 11, 2020
Wellness with Regina
Wellness with Regina
Regina Moesha joins Ainsworth to talk about wellness. She explains the importance of taking care of your body mentally and physically. We later talk about her moving from Jamaica to Canada from the age of 9 and discuss the cultural differences between the two countries. Regina tells us her favourite Jamaican meals and explains why she turned vegan.
40:12
July 27, 2020
Travel on the Cheap
Travel on the Cheap
Ariel Ross joins Asshur from YBT to talk about how you can travel on the cheap. She shares many helpful tips and tricks. So check it out!
42:20
July 20, 2020
Black Lives Matters From a Cuban Perspective
Black Lives Matters From a Cuban Perspective
Reminiscing on a conversation Asshur, Awalda, Nadine and Stella had in a taxi, Asshur speaks to his travel buddies to Cuba to unearth the shocking taxi conversation. They cover issues from police brutality and inequality and racism as a whole, as well as reflect on the splendid time they had in beautiful Cuba. 
54:49
June 29, 2020
Travel Advantages for Tech Workers Post Covid
Travel Advantages for Tech Workers Post Covid
Ariel Johnson joins Asshur to talk about the opportunities that workers in the tech industry will have after Covie-19 passes. Amongst many other topics discussed, these two brooklynites also share some must visit Caribbean restaurants in the borough. Enjoy! 
31:10
June 16, 2020
Troy The Traveler
Troy The Traveler
Toronto photographer and influencer Troy Visuals comes to the table to discuss things he is working on within the city and Toronto culture. Also joining the table is Phillip Grant who is a new member of the YBT team. During our conversation Troy compares Toronto culture to LA and tells us the differences between the two cities.
38:59
June 01, 2020
The Airline Industry Post Covid
The Airline Industry Post Covid
American Airlines pilot Leo joins Asshur to talk about the state of the airline industry after the Coronavirus. One thing is sure, and that is the travel industry will look very different from how it currently look.  With that said, are you ready for higher ticket prices?
55:21
May 18, 2020
Peru & the Prestigious Fulbright Experience
Peru & the Prestigious Fulbright Experience
Fulbright Scholar, Simone Gordon shares her experience in India as a Fulbright Scholar. We also discussed her experience in Peru and Argentina, destinations she pursued after completing her term with the Fulbright program. 
42:52
May 08, 2020
Meet Ains & Toronto
Meet Ains & Toronto
We get a chance to meet the newest member of the YBT team, Ainsworth. Through our conversation we learn much about him, Toronto and Canada. Tim Hortons or Dunkin' Donuts? 
36:23
April 13, 2020
Corona and Teaching in Korea
Corona and Teaching in Korea
Naomi join Asshur to talk about her experience teaching English in South Korea. She talked about traveling while teaching in Asia and also the global pandemic, Covid-19, which first hit South Korea, among other Asian countries such as China.  
45:46
March 30, 2020
Just Cruisin'
Just Cruisin'
Cruise expert Victoria Baker drops in to share some insight and tips on what she believes is the cost effective way to see multiple destinations in one trip!
42:33
March 18, 2020
From Thailand to Jamaica
From Thailand to Jamaica
Latoya join Asshur and Ashley to talk about her time in Thailand and Jamaica. Most interestingly, was the fact that she traveled to these two destinations one after the next.  Listen in for this exciting conversation, so electric that it caused latoya to lay down a twerk or two. 
41:35
March 02, 2020
A Korean Wedding Experience
A Korean Wedding Experience
Stanton talks with Asshur about his experience attending a wedding in Korea. See blog for his pictures of this cultural encounter. Enjoy! 
31:53
February 17, 2020
Changing Perspectives
Changing Perspectives
Twenty-two-year-old flight attendant Trai joins Asshur to talk about how his travels have changed his perspectives. His perspective on Africa is inspiring and could help many of us see Africa in the beautiful light in which it should be portrayed. 
32:31
February 03, 2020
Mental Health & Travel Cont.
Mental Health & Travel Cont.
Phadia is now back from her trip to Bali, India, and Dubai and she continues the conversation on Mental Health and Travel with YBT's Valone and Asshur.  Among other points in our conversation, we discussed how the beach can possibly be a relaxation tool for some and how acts of nature, such as rain, can have a positive effect on mental health.  
41:22
January 27, 2020
Assessment in Alabama
Assessment in Alabama
Asshur and Ashley talks with Keishorne and Julia about their free trip to Alabama, to perform assessment work with the Jefferson County Commission.  
36:32
January 15, 2020
Black in Taiwan
Black in Taiwan
Safiya talk to Asshur about her trip to Taiwan. They discuss the black experience in Taiwan and Saf shares some of the highlights and surprises from her trip. 
27:43
December 06, 2019
Playing Sports Internationally
Playing Sports Internationally
Our guest Lorenzo talks to YBT's Asshur and Ashely and guest Lori about his experience playing baseball in Austria, as well as his travels. He shares many tips that can help youths who have a passion for sports to consider an alternate avenue, which may not mean the NBA, MLB, NFL, etc. Enjoy! Note: Lorenzo said that Austria does not have a bobsleigh team, however we found out that they do.
35:10
November 20, 2019
Mental Health & Travel
Mental Health & Travel
Young Black Travelers team members, Valone and Asshur, is joined by Phadia, a licensed Social Worker to talk about Mental Health and Travel.  Phadia touched on topics such as study abroad and it's importance in showing her social work from the Swedish lens. Happy listening. 
32:31
November 01, 2019
Tech & Travel
Tech & Travel
Elizabeth joins the YBT team to discuss the use of technology while traveling. We explore topics from mobile connectivity to the ability to communicate to locals in other countries, using certain apps. This conversation will provide insights into how you can maximize your money as well as your time, so you can travel more and have enhanced travel experiences, all because of technology. So, sit back, listen and enjoy!
39:24
September 30, 2019
Caribana
Caribana
Dr. Osasu Asemota joins YBT's Asshur to discuss their experience at Caribana 2019 as well as her experience in the Dominican Republic, which comes on the heals of countless media coverage on the deaths. Osasu talks about experiences like her mother’s spotting of the House Wives of ATL stars, to being stopped by the police while driving to Toronto . This episode is indeed a must listen!
32:57
September 05, 2019
Travel Last Minute, This Summer!
Travel Last Minute, This Summer!
Maybe you haven't traveled at all this summer, or maybe you have but need just one last fix. Well listen.... And maybe you will get  inspiration and information. 
34:24
August 20, 2019
Meet the Travelers
Meet the Travelers
Young Black Travelers talk about our love for travel and how it was introduced. We also explore topic such as study abroad. As well as discuss some of our most memorable trips. Hope you enjoy.  www.youngblacktravelers.com
50:24
July 02, 2019