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"Look to your childhood dreams to find your passion in life. Mine was visiting foreign lands. Globalnista is the only leading travel club where the founder still travels with most of her members, simply because of the joy of seeing smiles on their faces.. "We have a family of wonderful local guides that are like beloved aunties and uncles who watch over my babies, but there is nothing like the love and attention of a mother, even one that birthed an idea for an industry.   I still love being with our members for all the magical moments that happen on tours—the laughter, the tears of happiness, the surprises, and the ah-ha moments. I want to be there for them all."

-Fleacé Weaver, Globalnista

Globanista is a private boutique travel club for fun-loving travelers. As a child, founder Ms. Fleacé Weaver dreamt of traveling to foreign lands. Fleace was nicknamed "Road Runner" because she was never afraid to leave the security of her home to pursue an adventure.

 

She founded Blackweekly.com, a regional social website that services over 28,000 members in the greater Los Angeles area. In 2006, she combined her childhood fascination with foreign lands and her passion about the issues that impact Black American women and organized "Bella Italia," a whirlwind tour of Northern Italy for 50 Black women. The rest is history. Following the lead of her members and requests for more destinations, BlackGirlTravel.com, now Globalnista, was born and now has over 125,000 members worldwide.

 

Globalnista  creates extraordinary experiences for extraordinary women. Our goal is simple ... exposing Black women to the beauty of the world and the world to the beauty of Black women. We create unique, customized group tours. Our tours are developed by "Black Women for Black Women."These tours are designed for mature "young at heart," well-heeled urbanites interested in exploring new lands while indulging in the local culture, international cuisine, retail therapy, and exciting nightlife.

 

We do not do cookie-cutter at Globalnista.  No two experiences to a destination are the same. We don't take existing tours by other companies and tweak them! Ms. Weaver begins the planning of each tour from scratch with passion, a unique vision, pen, paper, maps, and a plan to maximize the time spent in each country. With her creative flair and "can do" attitude, she has earned a reputation for designing one-of-a-kind travel experiences with the special needs and desires of mature, yet fun-loving progressive Black women.

 

So, whether you are a seasoned globe-trotter looking for something different or a newbie seeking the security of a group, we have something different for you!

Why the name change?

When we founded BlackGirlTravel 13 years ago, NO ONE, and we mean no one, was creating international group tours for Black women. We know because we searched for help! Yes, there were companies that were producing tours for mix genders, mostly to the islands. They took notice and  seize the opportunity to capitalize on our passionate mission and changed their focus to Black women. They combined their years in business as “Black women only,” but we are without a doubt the undisputed OGs of international group tours for black women and the proof.

 The name BlackGirlTravel has taken on a life fo its own and has becomes catchphrase  for Black women living their best life traveling the world.


The niche market that we inspired is now saturated. Anyone that has traveled a few time, now believe they can lead a tour.  Potential travelers think we are all the same because many  copy our ideas and itineraries instead of designing their own. Some profited off brand confusion by also calling themselves some variation BlackGirlTravel.   We were informed about one that not only used our name, but even copied text from our website. 

 

While others focus of number of traveler and how much money are earning, our focus is and will always be the number of lives  we have helped changed for the better.  We never set-out to be the biggest.  Our goal  is to be a beacon of light into a world of possiblites..

For the record, we have never been a part of any Black Girl Travel movement. Black women did not need a movement. We are the trendsetters that others follow. We have been moving and changing the world for centuries, ever since the first descendants of Lucy stepped foot outside of Ethiopia.

Unlike others, we have never had a group stranded anywhere.  We challenge anyone not hiding behind a alias, using their real name to come forward with proof of such an incident.   Now, leaving people who were late, well that is a different topic. ;)  Note that we ensure that those that miss departure of time, ALWAYS know where we are heading next, so they can reunited with their group.

 

Our repeater rate is high for reason. Many women are on their tenth tour more with us, some over fifteen.  You do not stay around as long as we have, without doing things right.

While imitation of the copy-cats is flattering,  it is also confusing to those seeking “the true BGT/Gobalnista” experience. The time has come to separate ourselves from all the confusion as we continue to raise the bar.
 

The name BlackGirlTravel no longer fits who we are. Like our members, we have evolved/glowed up. We are no longer travelers! As Globanistas, we are not bound by one country. We are Global citizens with hearts and minds that transcend race, geography, and cultural borders. We see the world not as a background for “I was there selfies” but as an opportunity for cultural immersion and personal growth while sharing experiences with others. We have released thoughts of nationalistic separation and become one with humanity. Our lives are open to a world where the love of ourselves and others are one and has limitless possibilities.  

We will always have the BlackGirlTravel girlish creative energy that went into every BGT experience, only now leveled up to reflect our growth and continuous journey with our members. 

​Welcome to the next level and our new beginning.

Welcome to Globalnista!

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