Category Archives: Travel Destinations

10 Local Foods to Try in Japan • The Blonde Abroad

Whilst exploring Tokyo, I was introduced to a whole new foodie scene! Japan is seriously POPPIN’ when it comes to incredibly savory foods and aesthetically-pleasing confectionaries. When most people think of Japanese food, they think of sushi or ramen but when you dive deeper into the Japanese culture and cuisine, you’ll find so many incredible dishes bursting with flavor. Very distinct spices and ingredients are used in these dishes, making them quite unique from anything else in the world. In fact, these foods coined the term “umami,” […]

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Get Your Degree Abroad in an English-Speaking Program • The Blonde Abroad

Studying abroad is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. I’ve told you guys before why I think studying abroad is so worth it, and while it can be intimidating to jump into the unknown— it is a truly transformative experience. In fact, it was studying abroad that propelled me to start The Blonde Abroad! Living outside of the United States for the first time is what gave me the travel bug. I can sincerely say that I wouldn’t be where I am […]

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

While I had been to Dublin many moons ago, I recently took a road trip around Ireland, and let me tell you, it’s as green as they all say! Talk about craggy coastlines and lush meadows as far as the eye can see! Oh, and my jaw definitely dropped when I got to see Mizen Head and the Cliffs of Moher! I certainly got lucky with all the warm weather I experienced there…though I know that’s not very common! Ireland actually measures their sunshine by the number […]

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Tips for Brand-New Bloggers Wanting to Step Up Their Game • The Blonde Abroad

People always ask me how I got started with blogging. The truth is that it wasn’t a simple upward trajectory. Some things worked for me, while others didn’t. It has been a non-stop learning process. If you want to start your own blog, it is essential to understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The good news, however, is that there are a few core lessons that every would-be blogger can learn to create a more successful blog! Whether we are talking about travel, fashion, food, DIY, or […]

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How Many Days In Paris Would Be Enough? Find Out The Answer!

If you are planning to visit the City of Lights for a fun and unforgettable vacation, it is important to plan some things beforehand in order to make your trip hassle-free and to know how many days in Paris is enough for you to enjoy the entire trip. Some of the no-brainer things when planning a Paris trip include choosing the best time of year to go, booking the cheapest flight possible, and making an itinerary of what places to go. More… How Many Days In Paris […]

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10 Best Things to Do In Ecuador

Ecuador is one of the popular destinations in South America, and visiting here would always be something you’d always cherish forever. Some people who haven’t been here would think that Ecuador is just a poor, developing country in South America. But as soon as they set their foot in the country, they will be amazed and surprised due to the culture, nature, attractions, and many things to do in Ecuador. Furthermore, Ecuador is also known as an affordable country for unique and pleasant travel experience.  More… 10 […]

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10 Local Foods to Try in New Orleans • The Blonde Abroad

American food is hugely underrated. Hidden gems like New Orleans have a cuisine second to none and truly should not be missed. The local dishes are a dynamic blend of French, Spanish, African, German, Italian, and Native American influences. talk about a melting pot! If you have only tried gumbo or beignets, you’ve barely scratched the surface. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you solve that! With rich sauces and complex recipes, New Orleans takes simple ingredients like onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and okra and turns […]

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An Overview of a daytrip in the Golden Circle Iceland

The Golden Circle is a place in Iceland comprised mostly of a natural reserve and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage. The Golden Circle Iceland is a great place to begin your journey when you first visit the country. It has a lot of things to offer. And in this article, we’re going to talk about the things you can do around the Golden Circle. With amazing sceneries and an incredible feeling, it is not a surprise that exploring the Golden Circle and its neighboring attractions. […]

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How to Celebrate Bastille Day in France • The Blonde Abroad

Last year I researched my ancestry and traced familial roots to France—this led me on a whirlwind tour of the gorgeous country and you bet, I fell head over heels for its charm. France has always held a special place in my heart, but now more than ever! To truly channel my French roots, I’ve got to get down with Bastille Day, right? In France, Bastille Day is a big deal—though it’s really only referred to as Bastille Day outside of France! Called la Fête nationale (or […]

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The Dreamiest Boutique Hotels in Europe • The Blonde Abroad

What defines a boutique hotel? In my mind, it’s a small, design-focused property that is usually not part of a chain. A lot of times, it’s a historical building that’s been restored with a really cool vibe. If Airbnb isn’t available in a certain area or you’re wanting other amenities available at a hotel, while not skimping on the charm—staying at a boutique hotel might just be the way to go! With so many cool properties around the world, I know it can be difficult to pick […]

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