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Amira the Wanderlust’s Instagram is inspiring Muslim women to travel

The travel creator recently started The Wanderlust Women, a group for Muslim women who want to hike and adventure.


Rahma Khan

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 16, 2022   Updated on Jul 26, 2023, 6:05 pm CDT


This story was originally published on Passionfruit.

Amira Patel, a British-Indian from Lancashire, England is an adventurer, a content creator, and now, running female-only hiking tours for Muslim women. Patel loves the outdoors and found her passion for hiking during her teen years. She is a Muslim travel enthusiast who is set out on a mission to make the travel space more accessible and inclusive for women of color, especially for Muslim women who lack representation in the international travel community.

Apart from her goal of hiking at some of the top-rated trails in the United Kingdom, Patel likes to practice her religion when she is out in the wild. She does this by hiking with a niqab (face veil), which holds a lot of religious significance for many Muslim women. Patel believes that her connection with God is what motivates her to try out different adventures and helps her with the racism she encountered during her travels.

To inspire and encourage more Muslim women to travel, Patel regularly posts about her hikes in the U.K. on her Instagram page, Amira the Wanderlust. Instagram is a favorite among travel bloggers and influencers. In recent years, influencers who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color have taken to social media to encourage their peers to travel. 

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*First Published: Jun 16, 2022, 1:32 pm CDT