Wanderlust Revolution is looking for program participants for our Travel Immersion Initiative for Formerly Incarcerated Detroit Male Youth. The 8-week program as well as the travel immersion experience at the end is all fully-funded.
Our Goal: Give these young men their purpose and power back that society otherwise would have tried to take away from them, indefinitely. Giving them a piece of their power back that essentially undercuts the likelihood of recidivism.
Ultimate Goal: Collect Significant Data to Impact Legislation in a way that combats the restrictions put on individuals who’ve had contact with the Juvenile In(Justice) System.
Please email us at email@example.com if you know any young men who may benefit from this initiative.
Spring 2020 Passport Support Scholarship
We are excited to announce that Wanderlust Revolution has Launched our Spring 2020 Passport Support Scholarship! We are so excited to give out this bi-annual scholarship to ensure another Detroiter can see the world. Please spread the word to anyone you know who could use our support.
Purpose: To help native Detroiters pursue personal and intellectual growth through international experiences,Wanderlust Revolution offers a scholarship intended to support the cost of passport fees for individuals who would like to see the world all in support of one distinct goal: decolonizing travel culture, normalizing travel among people of color and using traveling as a form of resistance.
The program provides scholarships of up to $145.00, an amount intended to equal the application andprocessing cost for a United States Passport, to all native Detroiters who are applying for a passport for thefirst time.
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must agree to apply for a passport between March 2020 and May 2020.
In addition, priority will be given to the following groups of people:
• Black, Indigenous People of Color
• Individuals who’ve had experience in the Criminal Justice System
• Individuals with a 2.0 GPA or less
• Individuals who’ve had experience with abject poverty
Applications for passport renewals do not qualify. The scholarship may only be used for passport costs/fees. To participate, you must complete the entire application. After receiving proof of payment for the passport, Wanderlust Revolution will reimburse you the entire cost of the passport up to $145.
In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must:
• Be a U.S. citizen.
• Never have had or applied for a U.S. passport.
• Be a Native Detroiter.
• Apply for a passport between March 2020 and May 2020
Deadline to apply is January 26th. Please click the link below TO APPLY:
Passport Support Scholarship Link
Spring 2020 Study Abroad Scholarship
We are excited to announce that Wanderlust Revolution has launched our Spring 2020 Study Abroad Scholarship! We are excited to give out another scholarship to ensure another Detroiter can see the world.
- Must be from the Metro Detroit Area
- Must be enrolled full-time in a college or university (2-year or 4-year accredited institution)
- Must already be accepted to a study abroad program
- Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Must submit all components of scholarship
Deadline to Apply: Jan 19th
IMPACT! IMPACT! IMPACT!
Aleka Simmons is a Detroit native & currently a Junior at Michigan State University majoring in Child Development. She is one of our Spring 2019 Passport Support Scholarship Recipients
“Those who do not move, Do not notice their chains.”
Words from Aleka Simmons, Our 2019 Passport Support Scholarship Recipient
Aleka Simmons is a Detroit native & currently a Junior at Michigan State University majoring in Child Development
From the moment I started my college career at MSU they have spoken about Education/Study Abroad every chance they could. My freshman year I met a senior named Janae and she also stressed the importance of studying abroad to me and to the black community as a whole. So I knew it was something I wanted to do, so when the time came I started to look up good programs specifically in the College of Education since that is my major. I found one that was very hands-on in terms of being able to actually teach in classrooms. And it was a culture I essentially did not know anything about. That is how I picked Japan for my first study abroad trip!
I knew my family really wouldn’t be able to help much so, I started to fundraise and I came across this Passport Scholarship by Wanderlust Revolution through Facebook. I had never flown internationally or at all for that matter and I was very surprised at how much a passport cost. This scholarship helped me so much because I was able to be reimbursed for the passport I bought and was able to use that money to purchase an extremely needed suitcase and other travel necessities for my trip, that otherwise I would have been stressed about how I was going to buy it. But aside from the financial help, this scholarship gave me I was also able to join a powerful movement and meet such a great person. Sirrita has been so inspiring and offered help and assistance during my pre-departure. This is the first I’ve heard of a movement like this for Detroit youth and I am so ecstatic because it is so needed. Now that I have been abroad I can bring back some of my knowledge and encourage more young black people to go abroad and experience another culture because there is so much more outside of Detroit.
I had an AMAZING time studying abroad in Japan for three weeks. I was able to visit about 9 or 10 different cities while there. And one of my favorite parts about the trip was the intercultural interaction part. When I was able to be actively engaged and working with university students from Shimane and Tokyo Gakugei University. I was able to get more immersed in the culture than I would’ve have been able to do on my own. I made connections that will last a lifetime. I was able to learn about their school system and teach two different lessons in two different schools and visit a number of different schools. Overall, this was an amazing experience that I will cherish and always remember.
For the next 10 years I will have a valid passport that I will use to continue my traveling journey because Japan is only the first stop. And it is all thanks to Sirrita and Wanderlust Revolution and I can not stress enough how grateful and appreciative I am for being selected for this scholarship.
Thank you so much!
Travel Hacking Webinar!
Join me for an online class on the basics of travel hacking: how to see the world on a budget.
In this webinar, you’ll learn the basics of travel hacking. If you want to learn the tricks to travel the world for pennies on the dollar, you don’t want to miss this webinar! I’ll spend the first 50 minutes going through a presentation on travel hacking best practices, and then I’ll open up the conversation for questions & attempted answers. My goal is to make sure everyone’s questions get answered.
- What travel hacking is all about and what to do first
- How to book cheap and free flights
- When is the best time to buy plane tickets
- Travel Hacking through credit cards
- Low-cost accommodations
- Saving for Travel
- Overcoming the fear of traveling
- Conquering Solo Travel
- My Best Travel Pro-Tips
- Time for Q & A
- Free Recording of The Webinar
- Complimentary eBook.
Why Wanderlust Revolution?
In a country, The United States of Amerikka, where the movement of black bodies is seen as a threat, I believe that traveling is literally a revolutionary act.
In a country, The United States of Amerikka, where the movement of Black bodies is seen as a threat, I believe that traveling is literally a revolutionary act. Let’s take it back to the Jim Crow era where brother Victor H. Green created “The Negro Motorist Green Book” in response to encourage and guide African American travelers through the segregated and very much unsafe Jim Crow era. His purpose was to save the travelers of his race of as many difficulties and embarrassments as possible. Sadly what Green was trying to save Black travelers from more than 60 years ago can still be seen manifesting today.
I grew up in Detroit, Michigan. I never traveled much when I was growing up and had no desire to. No one who I knew took extravagant family vacations across the world. All I knew was the seeds of gold confined in the boundaries of Detroit. It was not until I went to college just an hour or so away that I begin to realize how big this world truly is. Then my first semester of college, I took my first international trip to Dubai for a study abroad and have been to well over 10 countries since then. Every trip bringing back much more power than I came with. Today, I am an educator in the heart of Detroit as well as a mom of a very impressionable 5 year old and my goal is to breed consciousness within them as it relates to the movement of Black bodies. Yes, In modern day Amerikka, they only value the movement of Black bodies if it is to a prison cell. The way to combat this, move at your own pace, to your own space, your own space of power.
The greatest lessons I was ever taught has been on my journeys around the world which is why I believe traveling is the best form of education and one of the most powerful forms of resistance. It is so important to learn history separate of what the western culture or as I like to call them “The oppressor” has taught us. My spirit becomes liberated every time I book a trip & my chains begin to unfurl as soon as a step on the plane and by the time I get to my destination you cannot tell me that I haven’t reached another level of liberation. But I know that one cannot aspire to be what they cannot see.
So as I embark on this revolutionary journey of not being shackled in my movements and seeing all of God’s beautiful manifestations, I pray that someone sees my journey and in direct response starts their own, all in hopes of normalizing black travel. Welcome to the Revolution, The Wanderlust Revolution.
International Sister Summit
The summit starts on JUNE 30th, 2020. We have loaded the itinerary with amazing activities and events for a fun filled five days!
Portugal has taken over as the most visited European destination in the last two years and we are taking you straight there! Famous for its beaches, food, and Cristiano Ronaldo….but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Boasting a rich, centuries-long history, extraordinary hospitality, exquisite restaurants and shops, Portugal—whose name seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue—is just hitting its stride. We’ve designed this trip to give you the perfect balance of the city and the ocean.
Enjoy activities such as wine-tasting, a cruise, beach-hopping, walk the famous pink street, wellness activities, and a day trip to a surprise location. A photographer will also be available for those spontaneous and candid mini photoshoots. You don’t want to miss out on our party bus and beach activities. This exclusive trip will only be available for a small group. We want to make sure that everyone gets well acquainted and leaves with amazing memories. Car service will be provided for all tours and airport pickups. The Boutique Style Airbnb accommodations are unmatched. We hope that you can attend and experience an unforgettable event!
Wanderlust Revolution Inc has one distinct goal: Decolonize travel culture and normalize travel among people of color. We specialize in planning and trips for the purpose of liberation and healing. In this all-inclusive trip, we do all the hectic planning for you so you can simply enjoy this life-changing adventure. The purpose of this summit is to build on the empowerment of women of color through travel.
Join Us for our Inaugural International Sister Summit!
Airbnb Link: CLICK HERE!
Package fee: $885 per person
Deposit: $150 (non refundable) – Due December 1st
- February 1st: $245
- April 1st: $245
- May 1st: $245
- Boutique Style Airbnb accommodations
- Chauffeured airport pickups
- Daily Breakfast
- Mini photo shoot session with photographer
- All activities including entrance fees and day trips
- Tour guides
- Water and snacks
- Swag Bag
- Transportation to activities
- A Guaranteed Experience
- Tips and gratuity
- Flight round trip
Reserve Your Spot for The Summit Here:
We’re Seeking Board Members!
Do you want to contribute to Wanderlust Revolution organizing year-round? Use your unique skill set and innovation on a team dedicated to decolonizing travel culture and using travel as a form of liberation!
We are looking to bring on individuals who live out the Wanderlust Revolution mission, both in their work within the organization and their everyday lives.
Wanderlust Revolution, Inc. is seeking to add members who can bring at least two of the following attributes to our Board of Directors: Community Connection, Social Work, Grant-Writing, Fundraising, Social Justice Organizing, Human Resources, Legal Expertise, Experience Leveraging Resources, Experience Working with Youth, Experience as an Educator, Familiarity with WR mission and initiatives.
Interested? Check out the board member contract, which includes the job description and responsibilities.
Join The Revolution!
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 8th. Applicants will need to complete a phone interview and will be notified of their candidacy by Friday, September, 6th.
Your Movement is apart of The Movement,
The Wanderlust Revolution Team
Bali Experience Tour
Bali is a province in Indonesia located east of Java and west of Lombok, and is approximately 8 degrees south of the equator. Bali has recently become one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Bali is famous for a very high value-for-money-ratio, which allows traveler to enjoy and afford the wonder of this island, regardless of their budget.
Bali is the rare place that is both deeply spiritual and insanely fun. Whatever your age or interest, whether you are traveling with your loved ones or alone, you are certain to find mental and physical satisfaction. Even during a short visit, you can let loose, stay fit, and explore the cultural and traditional roots of the island. In fact, with so many affordable options to offer, the only hard work in Bali is deciding what to do next.
Join us on an epic adventure as we visit multiple destinations across Bali. Experience amazing culture, explore majestic temples, splash around in waterfalls, visit an active volcano, wander through rice fields, discover idyllic islands and sip cocktails on white sandy beaches. Shop the markets, bathe in natural hot springs, hand feed wild monkeys, indulge in delicious food, ATV/Quad treks, snorkel in the crystal clear sea & lose yourself in the wild night life Bali has to offer!
$350 is all you need to secure your spot and cover your entire cost of the Airbnb. Plane ticket will be purchased on your own and group activities will be paid for based on your budget. You can choose to join us in all activities or pick and choose only certain activities based on your interest and budget. Activity costs will be guided by Wanderlust Revolution but will essentially be purchased on your own. $350 is the only obligatory cost for this trip.
Experience Agreement Document:
Airbnb Link: http://bit.ly/2KUjeHd
Wanderlust Revolution Ambassador Program
Featured Ambassadors: Are individuals that will be selected to feature on Wanderlust Revolution’s IG stories based on their frequency of travel, their response from Wanderlust Revolution’s followers, and Wanderlust Revolution will schedule these Ambassadors based on featured travel basis.
Official Ambassadors: Are individuals that are great influencers in the social media realm, they will have a 1-year agreement with Wanderlust Revolution, and unlimited access to be featured on our IG stories.
**Ambassadors are not employees of Wanderlust Revolution. Ambassadors are voluntary representatives connecting with the Wanderlust Revolution audience and their platform to share unique travel experiences. Either party can choose to discontinue the relationship at any time without notice.