Travel Follow someone new today: 7 Latinx/Hispanic travel experts on Instagram
The Best Ice Cream in Every State
America's glorious ice cream boom is good news for all of us. Roughly twenty years have passed since the last great ice cream revolution kicked off, with the likes of Jeni's Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio (launched in 2002) and Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco (2006) and so many others. There have been more than a few of these disruptive periods in America's long ice cream history -- so why not once again, and why not right now? In some cities, the change is coming so fast that when we talk about the best ice creams in town, we're often talking about places that may not have existed even a year ago.
When we’re looking for travel inspiration and advice, we often turn to social media to get our fix. But the fact is, diversity has often been lacking among some of the more notable travel bloggers and influencers.
Fortunately, there are many travelers out there who have begun to share their adventures and expertise with a broader audience. To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, TPG invites you to follow the work of these notable Hispanic and Latinx bloggers and influencers in the travel space. Some will no doubt show you gorgeous destinations and travel hacks to streamline your next getaway. Others will challenge you to rethink how you view and approach travel altogether — and, all in all, that’s a good thing.
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Whether she’s climbing the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, or taking a dip in the azure waters of Aruba, Afro-Latina travel influencer O. Christine always makes sure to prioritize wellness in all her adventures. The Bronx-born writer, photographer and travel expert loves bringing her audience along on all her trips, sharing self-care tips along the way. Vocal about her own experience with lupus, she’ll inspire you to prioritize your health so you can see as much of the world as possible.
Where you’ll find them: In Philadelphia or New York City, reminding you to rest and get outside in equal amounts.
Meet the Real F*ckboys of HBO Max's 'FBOY Island'
The new reality dating show hosted by Nikki Glaser features a whole lot of men—some nice, some not.HBO Max makes its first foray into original reality dating content with FBoy Island, the first three episodes of which land on the streamer on July 29. Hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser, three single women are joined on FBoy Island by 24 men, half of which are nice guys there to find love, and half of which are self-proclaimed f-boys there to make it to the end and take home a cash prize. The three women, CJ Franco, Nakia Renee, and Sarah Emig, must make weekly eliminations following challenges, dates, and plenty of drama.
Dash Harris and Javier Wallace
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with their site, community and touring company, AfroLatino Travel, cofounders Dash Harris and Javier Wallace are doing the work center the experience of Black Latin American culture, history and diaspora. Harris is a multimedia journalist and documentarian, while Wallace’s background is in education, coaching and tourism. Together, they offer insight in English and Spanish on anti-racism and Afro Latinx heritage and history by way of workshops, classes, IG Lives, tours, itineraries and more — all of which is sure to change lives.
Where you’ll find them: Harris is based in Havana, Cuba, and Wallace spends his days primarily in Panama and Colombia.
Jessica van Dop DeJesus
Top Travel Rewards Programs Prioritize Flexibility, Ease of Earning
U.S. News announces 2021-22 Best Airline Rewards Programs and Best Hotel Rewards Programs.When it comes to earning, hotel and airline loyalty programs continue to offer diverse ways for members to accumulate points or miles. For instance, Wyndham Rewards gives members the chance to earn points by booking tours and excursions while traveling, and Choice Privileges awards participants with points when they pay for rental cars and tee times at various golf courses. World of Hyatt offers members opportunities to collect points for services like spa treatments and fitness classes.
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As a Marine, Jessica van Dop DeJesus began her travels on- and off-duty nearly two decades ago, and simply never stopped. The Washington, D.C.-based travel media specialist and veteran has since visited more than 50 countries, from Japan to Belgium, Greece to Spain and then some, snapping photos and making memories along the way. As the Dining Traveler, van Dop DeJesus takes readers on culinary voyages around the world, bringing along her perspective as a bicultural woman of Puerto Rican heritage, and now also as a mother to a young child who joins her for many of her travels.
Where you’ll find them: This Boricua influencer spends most of her days in the nation’s capital, blogging about the joys of D.C. life
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Uruguayan-American queer travel journalist Lola Mendez (also known as) loves to show her audience the best in vegan eats and sustainable getaways. Six year ago, Mendez left her thriving career as a New York City fashion publicist to pursue her love of travel full time and since then has wandered from Hoi An, Vietnam, to Rio de Janeiro and more. Founder of , Mendez frequently offers tips, inspiration and personal musing on her IG Stories.
What Is TikTok's Milk Crate Challenge and Just How Dangerous Is It?
The newest craze taking over social media probably should come with a warning label. "We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior whether online or off," added TikTok in its statement to Fast Company. Shorty raised the stakes pic.twitter.com/z3sVh3Wh7H— Dee Goodz (@dee_goodz) August 23, 2021 Although a standard rigid milk crate can hold about 40 pounds, according to the shipping and supplies company Uline, they're not meant to be a sturdy surface for walking.
Where you’ll find them: Teaching yoga on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, her current home away from home.
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Few people are willing to explain in detail what it means to travel responsibly as Bani Amor. The gender/queer travel writer and four-timeinfluences less via picturesque Instagram photos of waterfalls and rainforests (although they do have a few of those images) and more with their in-depth of knowledge of what it means to decolonize travel and recognize your place as a stranger in someone else’s land.
Where you’ll find them: In Queens, running virtual workshops that will change the way you view and approach travel.
Stacey Marlene Valle
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After losing a close relative, Stacey Marlene Valle decided to push past her doubts and begin traveling the world. Eighteen countries later, the deafnow inspires others to do just that. In , the young explorer shares what it’s like to see the world through her eyes, while also highlighting the experiences of others in the deaf community. Find interviews with deaf artists and change-makers, feminist and anti-racist reflections and, of course, breathtaking images of lands near and far on her Insta.
4 Latinx Designers Shattering the Mold
Rio Uribe, Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Victor Barragán, and Raul Solís share how their heritage informs their designs. From Gypsy Sport’s rule-breaking, anarchic looks and Bárbara Sánchez-Kane’s refreshing upending of gender norms to Barragán’s embrace of body-conscious silhouettes and LRS’s take on American streetwear and sportswear, this quartet of brands fronted by young Latinx designers is creating a new vision of what fashion can be—as seen through their own highly individual lenses.
Where you’ll find them: In California and beyond, sharing deaf culture with the world.
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Plus-size Latinx mountaineer Sam Ortiz wants people to know that climbing and the great outdoors in general, are for everyone. That’s why she began, a community for fat and plus-size climbers to find one another and resources to help them achieve their climbing goals. Follow the photographer, graphic designer and all-around adventurer for beautiful images from Oregon to Alaska and beyond, of trails, lakes, mountains and bodies of all sizes enjoying nature and movement.
Where you’ll find them: In and around the State of Washington, hiking, rock-climbing, kayaking and reminding you that you don’t need to be a size 0 to get outside.
The world is big and travel is getting more diverse. You can widen your horizons by following these seven Latinx/Hispanic travel bloggers and influencers to learn about new-to-you parts of the globe. You’ll also get inspiration to travel outside of your comfort zones and have unique experiences while you’re there.
Featured photo of Arequipa, Peru, by fbzz/Getty Images.
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The Best Met Gala Throwback Photos on Instagram .
We collect all the best Met Gala photos from celebrities, who are throwing it back on Instagram in anticipation of the biggest part of the year.This year’s gala and Costume Institute exhibition, themed around all things American fashion, seems destined to bring out the most over-the-top, awe-inspiring red carpet looks—but that’s par for course on fashion’s biggest night out. On Instagram, celebrities have often gotten the countdown started by digging up and sharing their favorite memories from Met Galas past.