Meet the Travel Blogger Who Turned Her Love for Fragrance into a Full-Fledged Business
Plus why her home of Harlem is the most inspiring destination of all
by Megan McDonough
Over the past decade,Teri Johnsonhas built a life where travel takes center stage. As one of the first solo female black travelers to turn her passion into a full blown career, she remains one of the leaders in the video content creation space. To date, Teri’s travels have taken her to 67 countries, where she’s produced over 200 videos for tourism boards, automotive companies and hotel brands.
For the average person, such a fast-paced, jet-setting lifestyle would completely wipe them out; for Teri, it’s the energy source that keeps her going. Yet, if you had to guess, you’d say that Teri lives out of a suitcase like many of her travel blogging peers. She’s always had a city to call home, though, and Harlem is that city.
“I traveled to all these really cool places but I really do love coming home to Harlem because there’s so much culture and history and it’s right here at my fingertips.”
She decided to do something a little different and in 2015, she launchedHarlem Candle Company, a luxury home fragrance brand inspired by Harlem’s most noteworthy characters like Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker and Duke Ellington.