Oneika Raymond

Explorer, media personality, and journalist Oneika Raymond is the host of two Travel Channel digital series: “Big City, Little Budget” and “One Bag and You’re Out”. She also appears on television as the in-house travel expert for CTV Canada’s national news program “Your Morning”. A bona fide travel junkie, Oneika's adventures abroad have taken her to over 100 countries on 6 continents. Her most treasured travel experiences include bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, fishing for piranhas in the Amazon, and climbing active volcanoes in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Indonesia.

Oneika is also the voice behind "Oneika the Traveller", an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of color to see the world. A noted public speaker, she gave the keynote address at the Women in Travel Summit in 2017. BlogHer, one of the largest conferences for women in digital media, also honored her with a Voices of the Year (VOTY) award the same year.

Oneika has worked as a spokesperson and ambassador for global brands such as Land Rover, Toyota, Coca-Cola, and Star Alliance. Additionally, she has written for and been profiled by major outlets such as the BBC, Condé Nast Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, BuzzFeed, and CNN.

An aspiring polyglot and former foreign language teacher who holds an M.Ed in French Education, she speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, and is currently learning German.