Category Archives: Travel Destinations

My Best Travel Experiences of 2019 • The Blonde Abroad

2019 was one amazing year, jam-packed with new adventures. From some incredible TBA Escapes trips in Jordan and the Galápagos to an epic two-week road trip through Ireland! One of my favorite trips was Egypt—a place that’s been on my bucket list for so long…and a number of my adventures were all about taking time to slow down and experience places with loved ones. Places Traveled To: The Bahamas, South Africa, Egypt, London, Ireland, Boston, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Galápagos Islands, New York City Here are the highlights […]

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Tips for Traveling Amsterdam on a Budget • The Blonde Abroad

Beyond the smoky coffee shops and seedy red-light district, Amsterdam is a dynamic city. A cycling paradise with a fascinating history, this Northern European city is an essential stop. It was so hard to narrow it down to the top ten things you must do in Amsterdam and it’s really one of those cities you can come back to time and time again. And, of course, you’ll want to venture through the rest of the Netherlands as well! Whatever you do and wherever you go, one thing […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos • The Blonde Abroad

Home to the largest town in the Galápagos—Puerto Ayora—Santa Cruz Island is one of the most popular islands to visit while traveling to the Galápagos. Here you’ll find giant tortoises, beautiful hikes, beaches as far as the eye can see, the Charles Darwin Research Center, pit craters, and World War II remnants; it’s an island that truly has it all. Because Ecuador uses the dollar, getting around the island is super simple. Plus there are lots of ATMs about so you’ll never have to worry about not […]

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Tips for Visiting the Dead Sea in Jordan • The Blonde Abroad

The more I visit Jordan, the more I fall in love. When I visit (and when most other folks visit) a trip to the Dead Sea is one of the top things…and for good reason! While the Dead Sea is often associated with Israel, it’s actually on the border of Israel and Jordan (Jordan to the East, Israel to the West). Did you know that it’s the lowest point of land on Earth at over 400 meters below sea level? Oh, and fun fact: it’s got over […]

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20 Photos to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Adventure • The Blonde Abroad

Whether it’s just a day trip through the outdoors or you’re hiking through the backcountry of Yosemite or another national park, getting outdoors is one of the best forms of self-care. Did you know that being outdoors and immersed in nature helps lower stress and anxiety? And the best part is that the options are endless—from snorkeling to scuba diving to hiking through the wilderness, there are so many options to dig into…it all depends on your preference. Maybe you want to explore the deserts of Morocco, […]

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Why Travel is the Best Form of Self-Care • The Blonde Abroad

There is nothing that soothes me and leaves me feeling more revitalized than exploring the world. While detoxing from social media and journaling are smart ways to better connect with yourself, my favorite form of self-care is travel. As we enter into the new decade, I’m sure you are with me in looking for ways to feel better and brighter. To make this your best year, I encourage you to go out and explore. Traveling is one of the most enlightening and fun forms of self-care. While […]

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10 Tips for Your First Trip to Japan • The Blonde Abroad

Japan is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With a unique way of life that you simply will not find anywhere else on the planet, this is one of those places that sticks in your mind long after you leave. From eating at robot restaurants to getting a mermaid manicure to wandering through the cherry blossoms, there is a surprise around every corner in Japan. The Land of the Rising Sun is a dynamic mix of modern and tradition that will absolutely fascinate you. […]

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The Best Babymoon Destinations Around the World • The Blonde Abroad

Hey, future mama! Are you ready to carve out some time for yourself before the little one comes along? You need a babymoon just for you and your partner. It’s prime time to cherish the little moments before you hear the pitter-patter of little feet! Planning a babymoon? Let’s go through the basics to figure out what’s best for you. For babymoons, most ladies find the second trimester to be the best time to travel because the morning sickness is (typically) behind you but it’s still easy […]

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Highlights from TBA Escapes Galápagos Luxury Yacht Eco Expedition • The Blonde Abroad

Getting to the Galápagos is an adventure in itself. In order to visit the mystical islands, you have to visit with a tour and organizing one can feel extremely overwhelming. I created TBA Escapes all-female tours to bring epic travel adventures to like-minded female travelers from all over the world. This means taking out the headache of planning a trip to remote destinations like the Galápagos. Our seven-night expedition on a luxury yacht was epic, to say the least. I first visited the islands in 2016, but […]

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Tips for Visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy • The Blonde Abroad

There’s a reason the Amalfi Coast is on many of our travel bucket lists. While I would certainly recommend popular Italian cities like Rome, Florence, and Venice, the Amalfi Coast has its own unique magic. Some of the Amalfi Coast’s most popular destinations are Amalfi, Sorrento, Salerno, Positano, Ravello, Praiano, and Maiori. And, of course, you can easily pop over to the island of Capri by ferry. Wind through the narrow roads as you overlook the seaside cliffs from Sorrento to Positano. Sail along the incredible coastline […]

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