Traveling While Black: 5 Countries Where I’ve Experienced Racism

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When you’re Black your whole life, you learn how to pick up on things. You develop this keen sense and assess spaces to determine whether you’ll be accepted or not. It’s like a sixth sense in figuring out who is cool with you. Sorta like gaydar but for racism.

Traveling while Black has been something we’ve all lived with but only recently began speaking out about. Whether it’s being mistaken for random celebrities, being propositioned while waiting for a taxi, to being verbally and even physically assaulted – it’s what travelers who look like me encounter every time we travel (and sometimes even within our home countries).

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Saving Money with Groupon Coupons

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I love saving money when I travel. I’ve used Groupon for everything from saving money on my trips to Target or a mani-pedi, to learning how to trapeze and going skydiving. It has really helped me save money on my adventures both near and far. Actually, my first trip with the boy overseas was, in fact, a Groupon deal. We went to China for 10 days. We visited Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou and stayed at some very amazing hotels. We visited the Great Wall, Imperial Palace, the Beijing Zoo, and ate to our heart’s content with all our flights and transfers included for less than $2000 USD!

Now that I live abroad, I’m always trying to find ways to save money to increase my traveling and stretch my money here in the expensive city of Tokyo.

Although I’ve never really considered myself a coupon clipping kind of girl, I have come to LOVE Groupon Coupons. I’ve found so many deals to save money on gifts for family and friends during the holidays and special occasions.

Although there are several ways to use Groupon Coupons, here is how I use mine:

I search the city or region that my loved one resides and find deals on services such as 2 for 1 spa treatments and massages for my mom for Mother’s Day (shh, don’t tell my mom). I found a deal for 20% off roses to send to a friend for her birthday. I even found a deal for BabiesRUs and Sam’s Club to send baby gifts to an expecting friend.

For my traveling friends, you can find deals from Travelocity and Orbitz to help curb the cost of any traveling adventure. When I go home, I expect to look up Target and Footlocker to buy clothes and shoes for my ever-growing boy. Other traveling deals I’ve found were $72 off SeaWorld San Diego, $189 Complete Language Set from Rosetta Stone, and up to 60% off last minute travel deals from Priceline.

The possibilities are endless with Groupon Coupons, and who doesn’t love a good deal? Just type in the store you are looking for and it is possible there is a deal waiting for you. Seriously, check out the site and you will never shop the same way again. Who knows? You might be able to book that next trip with the money you saved!

Let me know how you like Groupon Coupons and how you saved money in the comments!