The color of adventure: When will travel show more diversity?

The color of adventure: When will travel show more diversity?

The faces of adventure travel are just as diverse as the spirit of adventure itself, argues our featured contributor, Lola Akinmade Åkerström, a Nigerian-born travel photographer and author. So why hasn’t the travel industry caught up? Growing up in Nigeria, I came...
BARBARA HILLARY: OUR FAVORITE BOUNDARY BREAKER

BARBARA HILLARY: OUR FAVORITE BOUNDARY BREAKER

Barbara Hillary became the first African-American woman to reach the North and South Poles at age 79. She’s living proof that adventure is for everyone, regardless of age, race, or financial means. Barbara Hillary has always been on a quest for adventure, looking...
National Geographic Barbara Hillary

National Geographic Barbara Hillary

Barbara Hillary Decided to travel at the age of 79 she became “The First Black Woman” to do what? A. Dive to the titanic B. Visit both the north and south poles C. Summit Everest D. Swim the English...
79-year-old is first African American woman to reach both Poles

79-year-old is first African American woman to reach both Poles

A 79-year-old from New York has become the first African American woman on record to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole. Retired nurse Barbara Hillary took up skiing in her 70s made it to the North Pole aged 75 and has just returned from a trip to the South...
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – The Barbara Hillary Story

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – The Barbara Hillary Story

I stumbled across this video of the fabulous Barbara Hillary a couple years back and revisited it today.  As a relationship coach, I meet many women who don’t think they could go across town alone.  Some will call their mothers for something as simple as breaking a...