OUR VALUES

We are an inclusive platform that values diversity, curiosity and integrity. We talk from experience, without sugar-coating or filtration. Growth, learning from our mistakes, and gaining new perspectives are what keeps us alive and thriving. There are so many ways to explore the world, why stick to just one?

WHO ARE YOU?

There’s a traveller and storyteller in everyone. At RAW TRVL, you’ll find all kinds of adventurers from different walks of life that truly feel that travel feeds the soul. We like to see the world through new eyes; we enjoy exploring parts less known. Sounds like you? Then you’re in the right place.

RAW TAKEOVER

Get your stories out there. On Tuesdays we’ll be handing over our @RAWTRVL Instagram page to different travellers to share their stories. Think of it as a photo journal – with these photos, we get an intimate look into your world. Check out our RAW TAKEOVER page for more info.

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE A NETWORK OF TRAVELLERS, WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD SHARING AND CONNECTING THROUGH EXPERIENCE. WE ARE FIRST TIMERS AND TRAVEL GURUS, ADVENTURE SEEKERS AND EXPLORERS, SHARING OUR RAW STORIES. AND WE INVITE YOU TO DO THE SAME – WE TRULY BELIEVE THAT STORIES MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND.
THIS IS YOUR PORTAL TO EVERYTHING TRAVEL, CREATED FOR TRAVELLERS BY TRAVELLERS.

 

 

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PAYTON HORACEK: SHARING THE LOVE IN THAILAND
PAYTON HORACEK: SHARING THE LOVE IN THAILAND
"DO THE THINGS THAT THE SMALL VOICE IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD TELLS YOU NOT TOO AND YOU'LL BE AMAZED WITH WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU...
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THE BEST NIGHTLIFE ON THE EAST COAST OF ZANZIBAR
THE BEST NIGHTLIFE ON THE EAST COAST OF ZANZIBAR
THE ULTIMATE ITINERARY FOR EXPERIENCING THE BEST NIGHTLIFE THAT THE ISLAND HAS TO OFFER EID MUBARAK! AS WE ENTER THE EID CELEBRATIONS OF RAMADAN, IT...
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ALEXXA WALKER: WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM TRAVELING
ALEXXA WALKER: WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM TRAVELING
"DON'T LET THE IMAGES IN THE MEDIA, OR LACK OF, FOOL YOU. DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE BLACK, DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE WOMAN."  ...
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BEYOND MY HIJAB: MALIHA ABIDI
BEYOND MY HIJAB: MALIHA ABIDI
I USED TO HATE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. I FOUND THAT IT BROUGHT OUT THE WORST OF PEOPLE, THAT IT WAS A SUPERFICIAL WORLD, A PLACE...
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CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA PT II: BLINDED
CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA PT II: BLINDED
  THE SECOND PART OF OUR 'CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA' SERIES. YOU CAN FIND THE FIRST PART HERE. BY LARA   A FEW WEEKS LATER, I...
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INTO EGYPT WITH AMAL EL MASLOUT
INTO EGYPT WITH AMAL EL MASLOUT
I TRIED SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS WEEK AND DECIDED TO CONTACT AMAL ALTHOUGH WE HAD NEVER HAD ANY TYPE OF INTERACTION BEFORE BEYOND FOLLOWING AND LIKING...
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UNTOLD

 

MÉMOIRES. CONFESSIONS. I’LL TELL YOU MINE, IF YOU TELL ME YOURS.

 

ALEXXA WALKER: WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM TRAVELING
ALEXXA WALKER: WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM TRAVELING
"DON'T LET THE IMAGES IN THE MEDIA, OR LACK OF, FOOL YOU. DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE BLACK, DON'T BE...
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CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA PT II: BLINDED
CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA PT II: BLINDED
  THE SECOND PART OF OUR 'CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA' SERIES. YOU CAN FIND THE FIRST PART HERE. BY LARA  ...
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DARON BANDEIRA: REWRITING THE AFRICAN STORY
DARON BANDEIRA: REWRITING THE AFRICAN STORY
“'AFRICAN PEOPLE DON'T DREAM LIKE THAT,' SOMEBODY TOLD ME LAST WEEK. 'IT'S NOT POSSIBLE.'”   WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO...
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CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA PT I: IGNORED (MAMA AIN’T HOME)
CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA PT I: IGNORED (MAMA AIN’T HOME)
SOME PEOPLE GO TO THE AMAZON FOR SIGHTS. SOME GO FOR WILDLIFE. OTHERS GO FOR AYAHUASCA. BY LARA   AYAHUASCA,...
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ON THE AFRICAN TRAIL: BREAKFAST AT THE SUDANESE BORDER
ON THE AFRICAN TRAIL: BREAKFAST AT THE SUDANESE BORDER
WHAT IT'S LIKE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WARNING SIGNS. THE FIRST OF THREE PARTS FROM THE 'ON THE...
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ON MARRIAGE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE AND MONEY) – PT I AND II
ON MARRIAGE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE AND MONEY) – PT I AND II
PART I: IN THE NAME OF MONEY “I DON’T WANT TO GET MARRIED.” ONE OF THE BEST REPELLENTS YOU CAN...
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WOMYN

 

WOMYN WEDNESDAY. CELEBRATING WOMYN AROUND THE WORLD.

 

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

SO OFTEN OUR STORIES GO UNTOLD. WE TRAVEL AND EXPERIENCE SO MUCH, THEN RETURN AND SHARE SO LITTLE. IF WE’RE LUCKY, OUR TALES WILL BE SHARED BUT WATERED-DOWN, HIGHLIGHTED BUT SATURATED.

WELL HERE’S A PLACE WHERE OUR STORIES GET TO ROAM FREELY – WITHOUT FILTRATION, WITHOUT CENSORSHIP, WITHOUT JUDGEMENT. WE COVER THE PRETTY, THE UGLY, THE HIGHS, THE LOWS – IN ITS PURE, IN ITS RAW FORM.

THE UNUSUAL. THE ALTERNATIVE. THAT’S WHAT MAKES OUR TOES CURL. ADD YOUR VICES, MISTAKES, YOUR LESSONS. THEN WE’VE GOT A PARTY. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR, AND THAT’S WHAT WE’LL SHARE WITH YOU.

 

CONTACT

SHARE YOUR STORY

HAVE A STORY TO TELL? WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IT. AT RAW TRVL, WE SHARE EXPERIENCES IN AN OPEN, NON-JUDGEMENTAL SPACE. WE LIKE ALL SIDES OF THE STORY – NOT JUST THE RAINBOWS AND BUTTERFLIES. WE ALSO WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THE REAL SHIT THAT HAPPENED BEFORE GETTING TO THAT RAINBOW.

LET’S COLLABORATE

CALLING ALL TRAVEL WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS. LIKE THEY SAY IN KILIFI, WE BELIEVE THAT THE CIRCLE CAN ALWAYS BE MORE ROUND. WE ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING TO SHARE NEW TIPS AND TRIPS TO MAKE THE WORLD A MORE ACCESSIBLE PLACE.

FOR MORE INFO, CHECK OUR CONTACT PAGE HERE OR DROP US AN EMAIL AT XX@RAWTRVL.COM. LET’S GET IN TOUCH.