I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting in a meeting at a local restaurant early last year when an email notification popped up. The subject line read, “Barbados?” and the sender field read “Danny Rivers-Mitchell.”
I instantly knew who that was and before even opening the email, I got super excited! I’d been following Danny and her business for a very long time and knew that her Black Girls Travel Too empire was a leader in the travel blogging industry…and now she was sending me an email! The note was an invitation to join Danny and eight other travel influencers to the island for the first ever all-female Black Travel influencer press trip.
WE HAD A BLAST! Click on the pic for the full article written for XONecole.com
In the weeks leading up to the trip and even now, weeks after the trip, Danny and I have stayed in close contact, sharing our dreams and goals and just shooting the breeze. I managed to squeeze a quick five-minute interview into our hectic Barbados itinerary to shoot a brand new episode of my YouTube series “Personal Space.”
Danny is the perfect person for this comeback episode too; she’s fun, funny and unfiltered! We chat about the importance of representation in travel and how this prompted her to start her travel company. More importantly (for travel bloggers), if you’ve ever wondered how to get your perfectly posed, beautifully edited travel snaps featured on her popular Black Girls Travel Too Instagram page, I’m here to deliver the tea! In this episode Danny is dropping gems and giving three specific tips on how to get seen by her 117K (and counting) followers! There’s a science to this!