8 Beautiful Indigenous-owned Hotels and Resorts to Visit This Fall

8 Beautiful Indigenous-owned Hotels and Resorts to Visit This Fall

November is Native American History Month, and for many Indigenous people, this is a chance to shed light on their unique traditions and history. For centuries, Indigenous people have had their sacred land stolen, which municipals use to build tourist attractions and hotels that do not benefit Native people in any way. Thankfully, many Natives have reclaimed their territory by buying back and preserving their land. Here at Blistey, we have organized a list of eight hotels and resorts that are proudly owned by Native Americans, Hawaiians, and other Indigenous groups. 

Find awesome more Indigenous-owned businesses to support here. Salish Lodge & Spa - Snoqualmie, WA

This historic hotel is placed above Snoqualmie Falls, one of Washington’s most scenic attractions. Salis…

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10 Airbnb Listings  Perfect for a Quarantine Getaway

10 Airbnb Listings  Perfect for a Quarantine Getaway  

The vaccine rollout is going better than expected in many parts of the US and there’s finally light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. With that being said, we’ve got to be vigilant about how and when we venture out. But if you’re in dire need of a socially distanced vacay (who isn’t at this point?), a secluded spot is just what the doctor ordered. 

If you’re looking to take a little getaway to ride out the rest of Covid-19 you’re in luck, these gorgeous Airbnbs are perfect for your next self-isolation staycation. So grab your suitcase and go! And be sure to follow all travel guidelines recommended by the CDC, and get in touch with hosts to verify what precautions have been taken before you travel. 

The Modern Balinese Style Villa - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Indulge in all the…

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Our top 10 picks for Chicago

Tis the season to all things jolly, and with the holidays coming up there, will be many holiday festivities, Christmas carols, and tons of holiday shopping to find the right presents for loved ones. In the season of giving, shopping locally is one thing many consumers will try to do. Not only does it provide the opportunity to get a special gift that you can't find anywhere else, but it provides a chance to learn more about the businesses in your area. 

When in Chicago, the Black culture there is amazing and livens up the city, and with many Black-Owned businesses from restaurants, bookstores to clothing boutiques and so on, there are many places to check out, and we've listed a few. 

1.) Soap Distillery

When looking to embark on a self-care day, soaps are an essential factor. Soap Distillery is a small business that specializes in making the area cocktail scented. From scents like Mint Mojito and Honey Whiskey, the bath will sure to …

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Our Top Picks for Tokyo

Minato City

Getting off at the Shiodome metro stop you can start your day at Tokyo Tower and a stroll through Shiba Park. After your walk you should absolutely check out Calabash for some akra (croquette of beans) as a quick snack.

Calabash

Entering Calabash is like journeying to West Africa without leaving Tokyo. The menu is divided into three countries: Mali, Senegal, and the Ivory Coast. Try Senegal’s national dish thieboudienne (made with fish, rice, and seasoned with tomatoes), couscous from Mali, or maafe, a peanut stew with origins in Senegal and Mali.

After having a snack at Calabash you can make your way and walk around Shibuya and after some window shopping you can walk over to Queen Sheba for some authentic Ethiopian food in Nakameguro.

Addis Restaurant 

Once satiated on some  smoked ducked and mustard make your way over to Addis restaurant to complete your tour of Ethiopian …

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A BIPOC Day In Miami Florida

Everyone always thinks of South Beach when they hear about the city of Miami, but what they do not realize is that we are more than just our beaches. We have so many cool places to visit that come along with cool stories you never would have known if you didn’t read this article. So here goes nothing, let’s jump into the melting pot of what I call home.

Take a Swim in The Venetian Pool

When the beach is just TOO hot and the sand is burning your feet, us locals like to go to the Venetian Pool, located in the city of Coral Gables, this pool is not the typical public pool. It has been open since 1924, and was created as Coral Gables was founded. This pool is the perfect place to go during a hot summer day but be wary, admissions will close as it reaches max capacity, SHOW UP EARLY!

2. Have a Cuban cigar on Calle Ocho in Little Havana

Cuba is so famous for their cigars that are hand rolled and this Cuba Cigar Co. was started by the Bello family …

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A day in Black Owned Paris

Here are our top 5 picks.

House Château Rouge

First start your day out by going to House Château Rouge, the shop is located in a mostly African and Arab arrondissement called Barbés. Youssouf Fofana, co-founder of Maison Château Rouge, an urban, family-owned boutique isit . selling trendy, African-inspired apparel & accessories for men & women.

2. Sawa Shoes

Sneakers Made in Africa? Mehdi Slimani set out to make his vision a reality. It is definitely a must on your trip to Paris. After walk to Blvd de Barbes and climbing the steps (or taking the funicular) of Sacre Coeur take a moment to look at the amazing view of the city.37 Rue Myrha, 75018 Paris, France

3. Jah Jah Paris

Vegan Afro-Caribbean food in Paris? Naaaah cant be? Yes there is and it is amazing.

Get some vegan caribbean food at Jah Jah Paris. 11 Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris

Plant-based Afro-Caribbean-inspired dishes…

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A Day in Amsterdam

Mr. Salad

Start the day with fresh juice or smoothie at Mr. Salad. They also have salads, wraps and other vegan food for lunch and dinner. The food is prepared fresh daily with no unnecessary additives.

2. House of Sanaa

Head over to House of Sanaa for fashionable clothes and accessories. They have fun and creative designs for the whole family.3. Water & Brood

After shopping, stop by Water & Brood for brunch. They have delicious American and Surinamese dishes plus cocktails.

4. Yamazato

If you’re craving Japanese food, head over to Yamazoto. The restaurant is located inside Hotel Okura in Amsterdam and it’s the first traditional Japanese restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star!5. Dechase

Looking for fashionable shoes? Stop by Dechase. It’s a contemporary brand producing leather boots and shoes made in Ethiopia. They also send the profits back to the communities that make the shoes.

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10 Things to do in Atlanta

Yelle Inc. & Skincare is black-owned and is for you. Started by former New Yorker Yandy Smith, she wanted to give all women a natural, organic, and plant-based product that enhanced their beauty and skincare. There is something for everyone. 

2. Atlanta Juice Bar & Vegan Lounge is not your typical Juice Bar. With the -v changing of times, it offers virtual ordering so simple & easy. Juicing is a way of living! Enjoy organic juices that will make you live longer and gain useful health & wealthiness advice while enjoying your drink.

3. Need A Place to Stay Less than 10 Minutes from Mercedes Ben Stadium? Check out this comfortable & convenient 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Condo located close to downtown ATL attractions.

Feel the comfort of being right at home!

4. If you’re a Cynthia Bailey fan of the Real House Wives of Atlanta, pop in and check out The Bailey Wine Cellar, where you will find an assortment of w…

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A Day in LA

When you think of LA, you think of entertainment, celebrities, and opportunity. But did you know it’s one of the most diverse cities in the world?There’s a lot to do in LA but let's take a tour of some of the many minority-owned businesses in the city that you can support.

El Cielito Café

Start your day at El Cielito Café. From the perfect roast to refined recipes, experience the flavors from Latin America. Enjoy the traditional Café de Olla to their one-of-a-kind Champulatte.

You can also support them by buying their merchandise.

2. Stuzo Clothing

After breakfast, you can do some shopping at Stuvo Clothing. It’s a black, queer, and women-owned store where you can buy fashionable gender free apparel and accesories.

3. The Girl Cave

If you need to get beauty supplies, you can find them at The Girl Cave. The store sells both mens and womens products. You can get hair products, accessories, hair oils, and even b…

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10 Things You Can Do for Your Self Care in NYC

New York City is the city that never sleeps but during COVID we’ve had to reevaluate if that is necessarily a good thing.We have all started to thinking about what matters the most in our lives. It ranges from work- life balance to our personal connections. This self care NYC weekend is a step in the right direction to self discovery and personal care.This is our top ten self care things to do for yourself in NYC. For us self care doesn't stop with a spa or a massage but an entire day of choosing you.If you want to find more cool places to check in NYC or the 15 other cities we have, download the Blistey app.

If you’re looking for someplace to stay when visiting NYC, one of the best places to experience luxury, culture,, and a stunning building with a deep history in Brooklyn is the Akwaaba Mansion Bed & Breakfast.

2. Based in NYC Ying and Kang is a jewelry company that is perfect for your trip to the city. It’s run by two amazing women of color native …

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