Black Travelers: We Need To Have This Talk

Estimated Reading Time: 25 minutes


Cape Town, South Africa

Black people. Oh, how I love us. Diaspora dialogue will have you vibin’ and jivin’ to our melanin melody, because the black community just has a way of putting literal and figurative color into life.

We have our own language(s), culture, and unspoken truths that make our existence so unique, dynamic, and admired by many.…

Cultural Clash | Why I And Many Others Will Gladly Serve Our Husband’s Food First

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes


Cultural Clash | Why I And Many Others Will Gladly Serve Our Husband's Food First
San Juan, Puerto Rico | Photo Credit: Derio Ilari

The sound of cultures clashing has such a melodic tune when perspective is gained at the end of it. Who knew such a simple question could spark so much debate, yield so many answers, and invite endless dialogue?…

My 10 Biggest Mistakes As a Travel Blogger

Estimated Reading Time: 15+ minutes


My 10 Biggest Mistakes As a Travel Blogger | TheBlogAbroad.com
Just scrolling through a few pages of hate mail, racist comments, and a couple sexist bastards asking who my sugar daddy is #ADayInTheLife

Look at you guys — falling over yourselves to read about my biggest mistakes and failures. Screw you all, I know why you’re here.…

3 Awkward Mishaps Abroad That Travel Insurance Covers

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Wadi Rum, Jordan | TheBlogAbroad.com

Traveling without insurance these days is like going on a Tinder date without an escape plan. Except you can’t undo and unmatch a real-life accident — which, if you’re of my special breed of clumsy, is probably inevitable.

I wrote about everything you need to know about travel insurance a few weeks back, and now I’m writing a follow-up post listing some of my quirky stories and mishaps that happened while abroad that travel insurance would have my back for.…

Johannesburg, South Africa – Conversations, Colors, and Culture

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes


Johannesburg, South Africa - Conversations, Culture, and Context | TheBlogAbroad.com
Maboneng Precinct District, Johannesburg, South Africa

“First and foremost, my seestah, welcome home.” A black South African greets me with this as he learns I’m from the U.S.

I feel this familial aura in the air. This overwhelming sense of comfort. Of pride. Of belonging.

Everywhere I go, the people look like me.…

Donkey Republic – 24/7 Bike Rentals Around the World

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes


Donkey Republic | TheBlogAbroad.com
Vienna, Austria

There’s no better thrill than biking through a new city, wind blowing through your hair, and you unleashing the child within.

Bike-riding is one of the most eco-friendly modes of transportation, and countries like the Netherlands and Denmark can be a biker’s paradise for navigating the city.…

A Beginner’s Guide On How To Avoid Being Dragged Off A Plane By United Airlines

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How To Avoid Being Dragged Off A Plane By United Airlines

While the title and my subsequent text might make it seem like I’m making light of someone else’s trauma, I think it’s also important to find ways to use jest and humor rather than outrage, so we don’t further perpetuate the declining popularity of business as usual in America.…

5 of the Best Things To Do in Rio de Janeiro!

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5 Ways To Maximize Your Time in Rio de Janeiro! | TheBlogAbroad.com
Paragliding with Rio Tandem!

If you read my last post on Rio, you know that the obsession is real. I ended up staying in this magnetic city for 3 weeks and found myself reminiscing on my top five experiences that absolutely perfected my trip.

And while it’s unrealistic to think that your travel experiences will be identical to mine, I can at least give you some pointers on ways to maximize your time when you come here.…

Why Rio de Janeiro Might Be The Greatest City In The World

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Why Rio de Janeiro Might Be The Greatest City in the World | TheBlogAbroad.com
Christ the Redeemer [Cristo Redentor] | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is the city I’ve been looking for my whole life. It’s the place I never knew just how much I needed to experience.

Calling it the greatest city in the world carries a lot of weight, but nicknamed Cidade Maravilhosa “the marvelous city”, Rio is so magical, that its greatness can hardly be encapsulated in just one article.…

Why I Stopped Letting Housekeeping Tidy Up My Room

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Bangkok, Thailand | TheBlogAbroad.com
Bangkok, Thailand

Being on vacation means that sometimes the hardest question you’ll have to ask yourself is ‘how soon is too soon for cocktails?’ and ‘do I keep the “DO NOT DISTURB” sign on so housekeeping skips over my room?’ 

I empathize to the deepest degree with your dilemma.…

Travel Insurance: Everything You Need To Know

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Travel Insurance | Everything You Need To Know | TheBlogAbroad.com
Interlaken, Switzerland

Something I’ve learned the hard way while traveling over the years, is how you’re never really immune to disasters or random mishaps on the road, no matter how experienced of a traveler you are.

You could plan every detail, confirm all your information, and the universe will still find a way to politely screw remind you who wears the pants in this travelationship.…

The Sad Truth About Racism In Every Country

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes


Barcelona, Spain | TheBlogAbroad.com
Barcelona, Spain

There’s a question I get 10x more than any other one when it comes to my blog, and it involves traveling while black — one of the biggest crimes of America indicators that we are nowhere near a post-racial society.

By the way, if you’ve never had to question whether a certain country might treat your race or skin color differently than everyone else, that is the definition of privilege.…