A Black British Girl’s Travel Perspective of a Global Village…
Formally TravelmakerKai.com (until that domain was
Firstly, thanks for passing through! I’d consider Travelmaker Kai blog my first digital love; my hub for sharing travel experiences, ideas, projects and self-development since 2012. Despite intermittent breaks (university and other freelance projects), and losing my .com domain to a ‘fake retailer’, I’m excited to be back on Travelmaker Kai sharing my journey as a black female solo traveller, and diverse narratives of people I meet… The world truly goes feel like a Global Village!
Here’s something About Travelmaker Kai
I’m Kai, a British-Ghanaian brand curator, Travel Confidence guide, soon-to-be-published author, visual artist and content creator from London, UK. And, yes, I’d consider myself a travel fanatic… In fact I could easily justify buying a plane ticket as opposed to materialistic “necessities” society demands we own. So when life gets on top of me (too often too soon), my special remedy is to pack a case, my laptop and camera, and take a flight somewhere… More often than not, I come back feeling refreshed and ready for whatever life has in stall for me.
My first solo travel experience was aged 20 when I booked a ticket to Ghana and ended up staying for almost a year. This experience taught me a lot; I learnt to toughen up quickly to say the least! Since then I’ve spent much of my 20’s using travel as means to develop my craft as a journalist, humanitarian and at it’s simplest, a curious human being.
I have a background in theatre, film and photography. I’ve also done some modelling in the past which was a great opportunity for me to travel. I love fashion, and when I travel i try to support local independent designers.
Some set-backs along the way…
Going back at university (the fee increase was a wake up call) as a ‘mature’ student was a big challenge for me. It was in my final year that I discovered I’m dyslexic which felt like a revelation – it made so much sense! However, it also hindered my love for writing and I backed away from ‘writing like no one is reading‘ as I used to.
Creating various blog platforms has allowed me a level of freedom of expression that being in a systematic learning space took away from me…
How Kai got her ‘MoJo’ back!
These days I tend to travel light (equipment wise that is!), using my camera phone in typical millennial style to do everything as MoJo – mobile journalist, including to film and capture professional photos on the go. The benefits of using a mobile phone device is that it’s discreet and less intimidating than using expensive, often bulky professional equipment. I also edit on the go on my phone or laptop to upload directly onto social – Bish-bash-bosh – job done!
Diversify the blogosphere..
This blog serves as a space to contribute diverse perspectives into the blogosphere by sharing my travel experiences, the stories of the amazing people I connect with around the world, general ramblings, ideas, new projects, and my love for culture, music, fashion and food! Who knows where this journey will take us…
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