Meet world traveler and hostel owner Deidre Mathis

by ADRIENNE ALEXANDER | rollingout

At only 32 years old, Deidre Mathis operates the first African American-owned hostel in the United States.

An avid traveler and a risk-taker, Mathis has traveled to almost every continent, authored one book and is working on a second while running her brand-new Wanderstay hostel in the heart of Houston, Texas.

For those unfamiliar with hostels, they provide budget-friendly, accommodations where guests can rent a bed — usually a bunk bed — in a dormitory-style room and share a bathroom and most times a kitchen. People who travel frequently and pack light will oftentimes opt for a hostel experience to save money.

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