Black Kids Abroad: The Mental Health Benefits of African Americans Traveling Young

Some of us have been blessed to spend part of our lives as nomads, globe-trotting and collecting life-changing experiences through travel.

As adults, we’re well aware of the benefits of travel; relaxation, an increased global awareness, and helping us find the purpose to our lives, to name a few. But, how many of us have realized that travel benefits kids as well?

Traveling with kids allows us to strengthen family bonds, provides kids with new experiences, and also prepares them to function as global citizens in the 21st century. According to, here are some of the reasons why traveling while Black and Young are so important.

1. Make them citizens of the world. Children are more adaptable than we are, and the earlier we can expose them to otherness in all its various forms, the less likely they are to