5 Cool International Travel Spots to Celebrate Power of the Female
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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This month, as we celebrate women’s history, you can also incorporate a little fun with all the awareness and empowerment, especially if you’re planning any international travel. The impact of women—from politics to entertainment to fashion—has always been both immense and far-reaching.

Their strides have been etched into the hearts and minds of the generations whose futures they’ve affected and some even have national monuments, exhibits and festivals dedicated to ensuring their legacies are never forgotten. Here are a few spots for you to add to your travel itinerary to celebrate the power and legacy of strong women:

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JAMAICA: National Heroes Park

This public park in Jamaica not only houses botanical gardens and tombs and monuments for the nation’s esteemed heroes like Marcus Garvey and Norman Manley, but it also pays tribute to the Nanny of the Maroons, a woman declared a national heroine in 1975. She was an 18th-century leader of the Jamaican Maroons who led rebellions and, according to popular folklore, led slaves to freedom. She was also a pivotal part of cultural and political history of the country both pre- and post-slavery. Due to her efforts, land was given to her descendants called Nanny Town.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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