Author Archives: Jose Valentin

Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Tourist in New York City

New York City is one of the top travel destinations in the world, and between the international travelers, American tourists and local New Yorker’s, the city gets crowded. NYC is most crowded during the summer and holiday season, but even on the off season, the crowds in Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and all of the other top attractions are dense. That doesn’t mean that you should avoid coming to New York City, but it is important to differentiate the “tourist traps” and the must-see attractions, […]

More info

The Most Scenic Hikes Around the World • The Blonde Abroad

Hiking is one of the best ways to not only get some serious exercise but it’s also one of the best ways to see the world and all its many natural wonders. But there are soooo many hikes and so many gorgeous sceneries. How do you even decide where you start? Well, locally is a good option, but if you’re wanting to add a little outdoor exploration into your next adventure— think about adding one of these scenic treks to your agenda! Kauai, Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii is […]

More info

Phrases in 5 Common Languages to Know when Traveling in Europe

Traveling abroad this summer? These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance. You don’t need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression. If someone hears that you’re trying to speak the language, they will give you their respect and help. From saying hello to asking how much something cost; knowing some important phrases will set you up for an amazing trip. Its also a great way to […]

More info

My “Can’t Live Without” Travel Packing List

My Packing Style Carry on whenever possible and prepare like a Girl Scout ( I didn’t earn my nickname, Global Girl Scout, for nothin’). In my former luxe travel writer life, there was rarely a situation where my every whim wasn’t within a phone call’s reach. As I embrace a more rough and tumble, lowbrow lifestyle as a volunteer traveler this year, I’ve learned to make the most of every square inch of my luggage. Projected sunscreen, repellant and pocket knife needs have dictated whether to check or not […]

More info

Places Around the World You Will Want to Visit to Increase Your Well-Being

From increasing your life expectancy to offering amazing views, here are some amazing places where you will probably want to visit to increase your well-being. More importantly, many of them have been classified as part of the world’s ‘blue zones’- where people claim to live longer and, importantly, healthier into old age.   Places Around the World You Will Want to Visit to Increase Your Well-Being Sardinia, Italy The island of Sardinia is one of the first places in the world to be identified as a blue zone, […]

More info

Tips for Shooting Stunning Travel Flat Lays • The Blonde Abroad

We see so many pretty images all the time—from Instagram to Pinterest to curated fashion brands—that it’s almost become second nature to us. We know when we like an image…but if we were to go and recreate something similar, it might not be as easy. Have you ever experienced that? A lot of thought goes into those expertly designed photos! Those that are skilled in the art of flat lay photography know a thing or two about composition, who their audience is, lighting, and little details that […]

More info

The Best Travel Deals from the LTK Day Sale • The Blonde Abroad

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Whether it’s for airline tickets, travel goodies, or shoes…I’m all about ballin’ on a budget! Well, LIKEtoKNOW.it is launching their first ever SALE DAY today (June 23), and in honor of it, 11 brands are offering exclusive deals within the LTKI app. Wahoo! What is LTK Day? LIKEtoKNOW.it App users will be treated to exclusive sales and promo codes today! The app was created with you in mind—so you’re able to favorite the pieces you love and save them for later, […]

More info

Alaskan Dream Cruises Adds New Remote Ports for 2020 |

Cruise News Alaska Dream Cruises has announced their 2020 itineraries for their newest 12-passenger ship, Kruzof Explorer.  This petit yet rugged expedition ship will offer cruises to some of Southeast Alaska’s rarely visited ports. In total, Alaskan Dream Cruises had added six of these remote ports to the Kruzof Explorer’s 2020 itineraries.  These ports are the communities of Klawock, Yakutat, Pelican, Lituya Bay, Dall Island and Baranof Warm Springs. “Travelers continually ask to go off-the-beaten path to push further into Alaska’s culture and remote wilderness and that’s […]

More info

Holland America Secures Supply of Prized Copper River Salmon

The first running of Alaska’s Copper River King Salmon marks the beginning of salmon season in The Last Frontier.  And Holland America has ’em. Alaska’s first run of Copper River King Salmon is a really big deal Jetted from Alaska to Seattle, the season’s first batch of Copper River king salmon recently arrived into the Emerald City.  Holland America Line was among the first to secure a supply of the premium fish. Frits Van Der Werff, vice president, food and beverage experience, personally inspected the salmon before […]

More info

My Favorite Sandals for Summer 2019 • The Blonde Abroad

Hello, summer! I’m kicking off the warm weather season by venturing through Europe. You can find me lounging on a beach in Greece or wading in the waters near the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Now, when I’m getting ready for a summer holiday, I want everything to be easy breezy…and I’m guessing you do too. Well, to help you get in vacation mode ASAP, I’ve picked out all the sweet sandals so you can achieve that flawless summer style! (Someone had to do the hard work, right?)  […]

More info
1 2 3 33