Who Are BrownGirlsFly?
We are travelista sisters who love life on the road, experiencing other cultures, other languages, the joys and pains of human existence first hand.
We have a moderate travel budget, but have made it our obsession to find ways of stretching it as far as humanly possible.
Because we will follow a good travel deal wherever it leads, we are prone to craziness, like cross-country trips just to earn mileage or weekend jaunts to Europe just to hang out with friends.
But, most of all, we want to encourage as many people as possible to leave their comfort zones and see the world for themselves. So, we share our stories (and our friend’s stories) with hopes that they’ll inspire you to do the same!
Why The Name?
BGF is for everyone — regardless of age, gender, cultural background, or locale — and the majority of its content is focused on universal themes like travel inspiration, packing tips, stylish gear and great stories.
But, we also happen to be American women-of-color who have often wondered why we don’t encounter more people who look like us on the road. Maybe it’s limited funding or a cultural preference for locales like the Caribbean and Africa. Or maybe it’s simply fear. Who knows?
Whichever the case, we’d like to give an extra dose of encouragement to all the brown girls (and brown boys) out there. So, some portion of our content will serve that purpose.
But, travel has a way of breaking barriers, broadening perspectives, and deepening understanding. So, whoever you are, regardless of your background, we’d love for you to join us in the discourse.
How Did We Get Started?
To get a little insight into our inspiration, check out this post about our first nibble of world travel.
What About Those Photos?
We’ve taken a lot of photos on our journeys and we’re excited for the opportunity to share. Unless otherwise noted, the photos on this site are the original works of the BGFly team. There are some travel photographers who’s work we think is amazing. So, at times, we’ll invite them to share their images and adventurous stories with us.