Look to Your Childhood Dreams to Find Your Passion in Life!"
-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 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 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 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 that later followed our lead, 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 tours for black women.
The niche market that we inspired is now saturated. Many think we are all the same because others are copying our ideas and itineraries instead of designing their own. Some profited off of the 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.
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. In fact, 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” 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!