Our MissionASL Passport, as an extension of AfroSocaLove, organizes travel excursions and travel-based events, which are intended to educate, connect and strengthen the African diaspora with group travel experiences, custom itineraries and intimate interactions. In addition to hosting multi-day group tours in leading diaspora markets worldwide, ASL Passport caters to the nomadic-minded, ever-curious black traveler with informative stories and travel guides.
Why We TravelASL was born out of the desire to bolster the connection between Africa and its diaspora through the arts, community and creativity. Passport was developed to deepen those connections with curated destination tours. Our group travel itineraries offer attendees tangible experiences, intimate interactions and an authentic immersion into new cultures and locations. Through growing interests in travel, Passport will help our community expand our world, satisfy our curiosities, rediscover our roots and strengthen the ties that bind us.
How We TravelThe focus of each Passport event is to educate attendees on the destination, history and diaspora connection. Each tour will include highlights on local cuisine, arts and culture. Lively group activities and entertainment will round out each multi-day tour.
Additionally, our group travel environment promotes camaraderie, which yields tighter connections and greater social education within the group. With each completed tour, a percentage of proceeds will be given to a local charity or organization.
Co-Founder and President
Harare, ZimbabweFavorite Food:
Barbecue beef in ZimbabweWhy traveling is important:
Beacuse it broadens my perspective and helps me to understand we are all connected in some way by land, people and culture.
Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Co-Founder and Editorial & Events Director
Rome, ItalyFavorite Food:
Smoked fish tacos from a street food cart in Puerto VallartaWhy traveling is important:
It's an experiential lesson on living—and no matter how well-traveled, those experiences are lessons you can never out grow.
Travel is a way to literally expand your world. Life is enriched when you learn other ways to live it.
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Westmoreland, JamaicaFavorite Food:
Margarita Pizza from Antico Pizza located in Atlanta, GaWhy traveling is important:
Traveling allows me to have a broad lens when focusing on the values and landscapes of life.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicFavorite Food:
Lobster in Punta CanaWhy traveling is important:
Because it's the only thing you can purchase that actually makes you richer.
Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.