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?…

My Thoughts on the Lack of Color in the Travel Industry

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My Thoughts on the Lack of Color in the Travel Industry | TheBlogAbroad.com
Cape Town, South Africa

I’ve bit my tongue on this issue for a while, mainly because I didn’t want people to confuse this as a plea from POC (people of color) asking for handouts.

I also want to preface by saying that this isn’t an issue exclusive to the travel industry.…

Introducing the New & Improved TravelSmart App

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Introducing New & Improved TravelSmart App | TheBlogAbroad.com
Kurashiki, Japan

If you’re accident-prone on the road like muah, then having travel insurance is simply non-negotiable. I’ve blogged before about the importance of being insured abroad, but I understand if it takes a canceled flight or lost baggage for you to finally be convinced 😉

I’m insured through Allianz and you can get a free quote for yourself at the end of this post, especially after learning about the app that you can use in conjunction with it.…

Christmas Gift Ideas For Frequent Travelers In Your Life

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Christmas Shopping Ideas For The Travelers In Your Family
Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas | USA

‘Tis the season of corruptive and consumptive behavior joy and gift-giving to those we cherish in our lives!

Christmas shopping is easy for some and a bit more challenging for others — especially those who have that expensive hobby of traveling.…

Top 12 Safest Cities For Solo Travelers

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland | TheBlogAbroad.com
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

“What are the safest cities for solo travelers?” is a question I hear almost daily, and no doubt safety abroad shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially for those new to travel.

I never take for granted that I’ve been able to roam the globe for over 4 years, mainly solo, and have been unharmed, unscathed, and never once been robbed *knocks on all the woods*.…

Sri Lanka: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

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Sri Lanka: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean | TheBlogAbroad.com
Camellia Hills, Hatton, Sri Lanka

“But why Sri Lanka??? a friend from the U.S. asked me as I pissed my pants with excitement for this highly-anticipated adventure.

“But… why not!?” I replied, reminding her that every lesser-known destination is a beautiful gem waiting to be discovered.…