About Me

About Me

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Strolling through adulthood like… | Lima, Peru

First of all, I’m not sure how you found me, but I’m a strong believer in everything happening for a reason. Ripples colliding to form a tidal wave of this very moment in time.

So however you found me in this internet world equipped with mediocre click-bait articles (what I like to call my older work) and copious amounts of senseless garbage (what I also sometimes call my older work), I’m honored to have made the cut somewhere along the way.

Jaipur, India | TheBlogAbroad.com
A real-time depiction of what life is like when you constantly have 72 tabs open on your browser

For those who don’t know me personally,  there’s still time to bail, I just want to welcome you into my world. I’m not your everyday travel blogger. I’m awkward. I’m sassy. And I sound like Beyonce in the shower. Hold your jealousy.

But with my colorful imagination, I want to take you guys on the adventure of a lifetime. How a girl who never desired to travel turned into a full-time nomad, finding a way to build a 6-figure blog to support a lifestyle that enables her to travel around the world, and getting paid to post about it.

I’m here to inspire others through my journey of being a solo female traveler, pushing the envelope of what’s possible, and creating the life of my dreams through a relentless pursuit and downright hustle.

About Gloria Atanmo | The Blog Abroad
Hard at work. Also, hard at wine | Cape Town, South Africa

There’s an unequivocal education to travel that I try to encourage others to learn about, and my mission and the ultimate goal is to make you, the reader, want to jump out of your seat and hop on the next flight out to anywhere.

Whether you’re a fellow travel-lover or you’ve never taken a flight in your life, I have something for every one of you guys, and I want to continue sharing why travel is such an essential component to broadening our perspectives and creating a better world.

Al Asqa Mosque | TheBlogAbroad.com
Visiting sacred Muslim sites | Jerusalem, Israel

If you get one chance to live on this big, amazing planet your entire life, however long that may be, wouldn’t you want to spend time exploring it? Learning about it? Challenging it? Loving it? Yeah, me too.

I booked a one-way ticket to Europe with $500 to my name after graduating college in 2013, and over 70+ countries across 6 continents later, I’m nowhere near finished!


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Heck, I hardly know what I’ll be doing tomorrow, because I invest and live for my todays — the one thing we’re all promised.

There’s an unspoken beauty about your dreams, and a coveted magic in the mystery of not quite knowing what’s next. That’s the thrill I live for, although it scares my Nigerian mother to death (sorry, Ma)!

As of July 2015, I took the leap of making this wee lil’ travel blog my full-time job, so I officially live out of a suitcase. Some might call that homeless (my mother, mainly), but I’m now embracing every corner of the world as my home.

About Gloria Atanmo | The Blog Abroad
Stop trying to find your happy ending; the magic is in the story | Cairo, Egypt

So here’s to the new memories, the unspoken regrets, and the calculated risks of dancing down a road less traveled to expand my horizons and dare to find new ones. I bring you THE BLOG ABROAD.

If you want to learn more about my story, I recommend you check out some of my viral articles here or my e-book! It chronicles every major moment in my life that’s gotten me where I am today; the struggles, the triumphs, and the hilarious stories in between both on and off the road. “From Excuses to Excursions: How I Started Traveling the World”. A future NY Times Best Seller I reckon! Speaking that into existence 😉

And finally, here’s a recent post I wrote on my 28th birthday back in March 2018 that truly shows what a beautiful roller-coaster this journey has been, some behind-the-scenes truths, and the biggest lessons about what I’ve learned from this life of getting paid to travel.

Learn all about Glo's journey from booking a one-way ticket to Europe to now getting paid to travel the world! Click To Tweet

Last shameless plug, be sure to follow my Instagram (@glographics) for daily updates and stories on the road! Drop me a comment on a recent post and let me know that you found me through here 🙂


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