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.

 

 

 

TOP LOW-BUDGET (SECRET) TRAVEL DESTINATIONS: MDUMBI, SOUTH AFRICA
TOP LOW-BUDGET (SECRET) TRAVEL DESTINATIONS: MDUMBI, SOUTH AFRICA
Budget travel made easy. Tips for your next adventure to Mdumbi - South Africa's hidden coastal gem MDUMBI, SOUTH AFRICA. Once you venture away from the...
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AIESHA ROBINSON: IN HER SKIN
AIESHA ROBINSON: IN HER SKIN
"You have vitiligo, you can’t change that, so it’s either you loath in self-pity, or you do something about it. Turn your negative into a...
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TOP LOW-BUDGET TRAVEL DESTINATIONS WHERE YOU CAN LIVE LIKE A QUEEN: KILIFI, KENYA
TOP LOW-BUDGET TRAVEL DESTINATIONS WHERE YOU CAN LIVE LIKE A QUEEN: KILIFI, KENYA
KLIFI, KENYA. It is impossible to not to fall in love with this place. To many, Kilifi would seem to be set in the middle...
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JOELLE ASSAF: ETERNALIZING MY BEIRUT
JOELLE ASSAF: ETERNALIZING MY BEIRUT
"I decided to use photography as an alternative to history and started to photograph the traces of war - to eternalize these places because they...
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KAMERIN CHAMBERS: EXPLORING THE BEAUTY OF PUERTO RICO
KAMERIN CHAMBERS: EXPLORING THE BEAUTY OF PUERTO RICO
"Travel with the mindset of a local instead of a tourist. Every local I met named new hidden gems that opened up endless possibilities to...
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UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH YOKOCOCO
UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH YOKOCOCO
"NOTHING ABOUT OUR STORY BEGAN IN A COMFORTABLE PLACE. WE WOULD LIKE WOMEN TO SEE THAT TRAVEL AND PERSONAL GOALS ARE POSSIBLE, EVEN WHEN YOU...
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UNTOLD

 

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

 

THE ART OF LETTING GO: I CATCH FLIGHTS NOT FEELINGS
THE ART OF LETTING GO: I CATCH FLIGHTS NOT FEELINGS
HOW LIVING A LIFE WITHOUT ATTACHMENT TAUGHT ME HOW TO FEEL AGAIN ALL PHOTOS CREDITED TO ALEX BAIER PHOTOGRAPHY |...
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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...
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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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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.