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Episode 45: Oneika the Traveller

March 14, 2018
Oneika Raymond is a travel influencer who blogs as Oneika the Traveller. She also hosts Travel Channel shows on Facebook called “One Bag and You’re Out” and “Big City, Little Budget.” (Crystal Martin/Travel Channel via AP)

Oneika Raymond -- also known as Oneika the Traveller -- has been to more than 100 countries and lets us tag along on her trips through her blog, her Instagram feed and two digital/Facebook series on Travel Channel: “One Bag and You’re Out” and “Big City, Little Budget.”

But she’s not just offering tips on budget travel, packing light and great destinations. In this episode of the AP Travel podcast “Get Outta Here!” hosted by AP Travel editor Beth Harpaz, Raymond also broaches some complex issues. What challenges do women face traveling solo? What challenges do black travelers face? And how do influencers balance their responsibility to their fans while also representing the destinations they’re hired to promote?

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New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

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