Category Archives: Travel Destinations

Dubai to LA • The Blonde Abroad

Ah, Emirates, one of my favorite airlines in the world. When I think about the airline, I think about true luxury — something you want when flying for over 16 hours on a single flight. I have previously flown Emirates Business Class on the same Dubai to LAX route but didn’t ever think I’d experience First Class. I decided to do a little research and managed to upgrade my Business Class flight to First Class for free by using credit card points! Yep, you read that right! […]

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The Ultimate Eco-Travel Guide • The Blonde Abroad

I recently shared with you guys that I pledged to offset my carbon footprint when flying, and I truly am dedicated to doing my part. While traveling has become my full-time career, I fully realize that we all need to DO MORE and respect this planet. My first step is reducing my overall travel, which I’ve conciously done over the past year, and there are tons of other things I’m doing to reduce my footprint whether it’s choosing to stay at eco-hotels, eating a more sustainable diet, […]

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20 Photos to Inspire You to Travel to Jordan • The Blonde Abroad

With beautiful desert scenery, nature reserves, and fascinating archaeological monuments, Jordan is an incredible destination for every kind of traveler. I spent 10 days exploring the country on one of my first-ever press trips, years ago! I started my trip in the vibrant capital city of Amman and walked amongst the ruins of a Roman Hercules Temple, a Byzantine church and an Umayyad palace. We also went on day trips to the towns of Jerash & Ajloun and saw some of the best examples of Greco-Roman architecture. […]

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Everything U.S. Travelers Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba • The Blonde Abroad

Cuba has been in the news a lot over the past few years and there’s a lot of confusion about how Americans can visit Cuba. After my incredible 48 hours in Havana, Cuba’s magical capital, I have been getting a lot of questions about the logistics. While there is some new red tape, it is still very possible for Americans to visit this unique Caribbean island and it’s so worth it! It definitely takes some planning but Cuba is a one of kind place that deserves a […]

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10 Best Places to Backpack in Europe

Backpacking to Europe could be a very fulfilling and educational experience. Europe is a huge continent and can accommodate even budget travelers. No wonder why more and more people are getting attracted to doing it. While there are many places to visit in Europe, finding the ones that are ideal for backpackers can be a little bit tricky especially that Europe, in general, is not the cheapest place to travel. But, going back to the question… what are the best places to backpack in Europe? 10 Best […]

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The Most Romantic Hotels Around the World • The Blonde Abroad

Traveling with your significant other is one of the best ways to get to know them on a deeper level and strengthen your relationship. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spa getaway, a private island escape or a luxurious adventure in the African bush, I’ve narrowed it down to some of my favorite hotels that are perfect for a romantic adventure abroad. From Africa to North America, and everywhere in between, here are the most romantic hotels around the world! Conrad Bora Bora Nui Conrad Bora Bora […]

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Vista do Mar, Tortola – The Traveling Island Girl

My 44th birthday was here. Something that was not to be taken lightly. I had already decided on the destination: the BVI and Tortola was going to be my home base. All I needed next was to book an epic accommodation. I was looking for safety, privacy, tranquility and comfort. What I found was Vista do Mar, a villa that met all my needs and more. I found Villa Vista do Mar on Airbnb. Out of the many apartments, condos and villas, this one had my heart at […]

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Important Things to Look for in a Tour Company • The Blonde Abroad

Ever since I started hosting my TBA Escapes Tours, I’ve learned so much about the travel and tour industry. While the majority of it has been positive and inspiring, there have been some significant learning curves too, when it comes to running a business. I think the most important thing to consider when looking at a tour is finding the best one for your travel style — everyone enjoys different aspects of travel, and at different paces. The second being to educate yourself and avoid illegitimate businesses […]

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The Best Wineries in South Africa’s Cape Winelands • The Blonde Abroad

One of the best things about living in Cape Town is the proximity to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek—also known as the Cape Winelands. South Africa’s Cape Winelands is, in my humble opinion, one of the best wine regions in the world. There are hundreds of wineries with tasting rooms, restaurants, and even day spas! The Winelands are only a 30-40-minute drive from the city, so they’re the perfect addition to any Cape Town itinerary! While Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are the most well-known wine regions around Cape Town, Constantia, […]

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The Best Destinations to Travel to in June • The Blonde Abroad

For most people in the Northern Hemisphere, June means summer is officially here! It’s the perfect time to hop on a plane or plan a road trip and take a vacation. Whether you’re looking for long, lazy days spent on the beach or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, June is an incredible month to explore. But one thing to keep in mind is that it’s a super popular period for travel (especially to Europe), you’ll want to make sure you plan ahead and budget wisely before you go! Ready […]

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