Veranda Adkins is not only a successful entrepreneur but also an influential speaker, business coach, and podcast host. She draws on her unique blend of inspiration and business acumen to empower aspiring business owners, with a particular focus on supporting Black women.

Veranda transforms her extensive entrepreneurial experience into practical strategies, serving as a catalyst for personal and professional growth. Through her guidance, individuals can unlock their true potential and achieve lasting success in their ventures.

In 2014, Veranda made a bold move, leaving behind corporate America to begin a journey that has since defined her unwavering path to success. This pivotal decision led to the creation of Travel Legacy; a travel agency renowned for curating exceptional travel experiences. Managing a team of 14 independent contractors and two assistants across the United States, she not only oversees day-to-day operations but also shares her wealth of expertise to foster growth within the industry.

Adding to her entrepreneurial portfolio, Veranda has successfully launched several other travel and entertainment businesses. This diverse range of enterprises highlights Veranda’s versatility and continued impact within the industry. Recognizing a lack of diversity in the travel industry, Veranda co-founded the Association of Black Travel Professionals (ABTP) in 2020. ABTP is now the largest organization in the United States dedicated to training Black travel professionals and partners with some of the industry’s leading suppliers.

With a 22-year career in travel, Veranda has visited over 40 countries, hosting and connecting with people worldwide. Her dedication to excellence has garnered awards like Hard Rock Showstoppers, Palace Resorts Pro, Funjet 500, and the prestigious Elite Status with Apple Leisure Group in 2022—an honor bestowed upon only 225 travel agents in the country. Veranda earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and completed an MBA at the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Crafting a fulfilling life that grants her the freedom to enjoy quality time with her family and explore the world, Veranda firmly believes that choosing entrepreneurship was her best decision—a journey symbolizing resilience, representation, and success within the Black community.