Look to Your Childhood Dreams to Find Your Passion in Life!"
-Fleacé Weaver, Globalnista
Globanista is a 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.
In 1999 she founded Blackweekly.com, a regional social website that services over 23,000 members in the greater Los Angeles area. In 2006 she combined to her childhood fascination with foreign lands along with passion about the issues that impact Black American women and organized "Bella Italia" a whirlwind tour of Northern Italy for 50 Black women and the rest is history. Following the lead of her members and requests for more destinations, BlackGirlTravel.com, now Globalnista was born.
We create 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 tours and meeting programs for groups and individuals. Our tours are developed by "Black Women for Black Women". The tours are designed for "young at heart" well-heeled urbanites interested in exploring new lands while indulging in the local culture, international cuisine, retail therapy, and exciting nightlife.
There simply is no such thing as a 'regular tour' at Globalnista. We don't take existing tours by other companies and tweak them! Ms. Weaver began the planning of each tour from scratch with a pen, paper, maps, and a vision to maximize the time spent t\in each country. With her creative flair and "can do" attitude, she has earned a reputation for designing unique travel experiences with the special needs and desires of fun-loving progressive Black women in mind. So, whether you are the seasoned globe-trotter looking for something different or a newbie seeking the security of a group, we have a tour for you!
Why the name change
When we founded BlackGirlTravel 13 years ago, NO ONE, and we mean no one, was creating tours solely for Black women. We know because we searched for help! Yes, there were companies that were producing tours for mix gender that followed or lead changed their focus to Black women. They combined all their years in business as "Black women Only", but we are without a doubt the undisputed OGs.
Now, the niche market that we inspired is saturated and many think we are all the same, because, well... we seem the same. Some in the market have even profited off-brand confusion by using names close to ours. Even a new "brand" has a bit of "us" in there. The imitation was flatter to us but confusing to those seeking the true BGT experience. We have never been a part of creating any Black Girl Travel movement because Black women did not need a movement because they are the movement. We have been moving and changing the world for centuries.
The name BlackGirlTravel no longer fit who we are. Like our members, we have grown/glowed up. We are no longer travelers Globanistas, bounded by no 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 with others. We have released thoughts of nationalistic separation and becoming one with humanity. Our lives are open to a world where the love of ourselves and with others have limitless possibilities.
We will always have the BlackGirlTravel girlish creative energy that went into every BGT experience, only now leveled up to reflex our growth.
Welcome to the next level and our new beginning.
Welcome to Globalnista!