Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them

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Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them | TheBlogAbroad.com
Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Dubai

5.2 billion dollars — that’s how much travelers are spending every year on fraudulent and misleading online booking transactions.

That’s why the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) are launching a “Search Smarter” education and awareness campaign this summer to educate travelers on the benefits of booking directly through company websites.

While I’m an optimist at heart and believe the world is made up of innately good people, the reality is that there are a few sour apples both in person and online with ulterior motives to mislead travelers that could cost them money.…

Introducing ili: The World’s Fastest Offline Translator for Travelers

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Introducing ili: The World's Fastest Offline Translator for Travelers | TheBlogAbroad.com

One of the biggest struggles of long-term travel is finding ways to communicate in foreign countries. While English is very much a universal language, it shouldn’t be expected for other countries to always cater to you, and that’s why I try and learn at least 10-15 words of the local language before I arrive so that my effort is acknowledged and people are more likely to help with my needs.…

How I Edit My Travel Photos with Adobe Lightroom for Mobile

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How I Edit My Travel Photos with Adobe Lightroom Mobile | TheBlogAbroad.com
I edited myself into a Nubian Queen. More tips on that below, jk // Cairo, Egypt

This post is sponsored by Adobe Lightroom, but as always, all opinions, words, and sessy @$% photos are my own.

Photography has been a passion of mine for several years, and ever since I discovered the magic in capturing and sharing art as you see it, with the world, I’ve been hooked.…

I get paid to travel the world. Here are the 7 biggest lessons I’ve learned.

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This is what 28 looks like! Apparently it IS possible to still make something of your life without a 5-year plan?! What is this sorcery? // Cappadocia, Turkey

I woke up in Turkey this morning, my 61st country. Ringing in 28 beautifully messy years on this planet. Warning: this post is gonna get pretty raw, so get ready for some brutal honesty, painful vulnerability, and striking revelations.…

Sitting down to take a stand: Greensboro, North Carolina

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Sitting down to take a stand: Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U.S. Civil Rights Trail. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sitting down to take a stand was the powerful method of operation for a young group of black students Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. and David Richmond, who were refused service at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, but stayed and sat in until it closed anyway.…

Attending the Sake Festival in Japan

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Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

There are so many reasons why Japan is my favorite country in the world, from their collective mannerism, to their nearly 100% literacy rate, to their stunning fashion, to their overall dedication to excellence.

When I think about my childhood, Nintendo64, Yoshi, Pokemon, and Sailor Moon come to mind. My guide immediately exclaimed, “Ooooh, you’re that generation.” Haha!…

Announcing Group Tours: Take a TrovaTrip with Me to Italy and Portugal!

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Venice, Italy

I couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of my group trips this year, where I’ll be welcoming 20 people from around the world to a couple of the most beautiful countries in Europe — Italy and Portugal!

Even better, I’ll be partnering with a company called TrovaTrip who have a finely-curated itinerary that’ll help us highlight the best of both countries.…

I’ve seen a third of the world’s countries, these are my 10 favorite…

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The Best Way To See Peru + Machu Picchu
Huacachina, Peru

When I think about how much beauty around the world I’ve been blessed to see across 60+ countries on 6 continents, I can’t help but have every destination flash before my eyes.

But it’s no secret that there are some places that tug at your heart just a little stronger than others.

This list might change by the year or even month, but as of January 2018, these are my current thoughts on the most-coveted question of which countries are my favorite.…

The Blog Abroad’s Top 10 Hate Comments From 2017

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The Blog Abroad’s Top 10 Hate Comments From 2017 | TheBlogAbroad.com
Cape Town, South Africa

People, for the most part, suck. But most importantly, their sucking ways aren’t limited to a specific region, gender, religion, or mental illness cause.

As a blogger, part of my job is getting criticized daily by idiots strangers who have pent up anger from being the product of multi-generational incest, so they harass people online from their lover’s [aka mother’s], basement.…

The Ultimate Guide to Immigrating to Canada in 4 Easy Steps

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The Ultimate Guide to Immigrating to Canada in 4 Easy Steps | TheBlogAbroad.com
Toronto, Canada

Did you know that Canada is the second largest country and first hottest prime minister in the world? Named 2017’s top destination to travel to by The New York Times and Lonely Planet, it’s no wonder why everyone is trying to visit the land of jaw-dropping national parks, friendly faces, and the infamous Tim Horton’s.…

4th Anniversary of TheBlogAbroad.com + Advice to Aspiring Bloggers

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4th Anniversary of TheBlogAbroad.com + Advice to Aspiring Bloggers
Let’s ignore the fact that I poured beer into a wine glass for aesthetic purposes, mmk? | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I re-wrote the first sentence of this blog post at least 10x, only to have this lazy cop-out of an opener be what I ended up running with. *sigh* I suck.

But can you believe I’ve been blogging for a whole 16 [yes, SIXTEEN] years, and travel blogging for 4 of them?…

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