Darius Garvin has spent the better part of the last decade living in communities reliant on an outdoor recreation economy, from the Poconos in Pennsylvania, to the dramatic landscapes of Yellowstone. More recently, His cousin Kamron Odwin has joined Darius in pursuit of the outdoor opportunity provided by these communities. Darius and Kamron now call Ouray County home. As Black people with careers in the service industry, living and working within the homogeneity of a mountain community through a pandemic and a racial injustice movement fueled by ongoing tragedy for people of color, Darius and Kamron have firsthand perspectives on both. Communities reliant on outdoor recreation can use your help. Pre-booking a trip for the future or purchasing gift cards are great way to support small towns through this pandemic.
To support safety and inclusion for all to enjoy travel and the outdoors, visit https://InclusiveJourneys.com, and join us in supporting the launch of a nationwide resource, providing a crowd-sourced database of businesses, parks, restaurants, stores, and towns that Black people can feel safe traveling to and through.