The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of influencer marketing

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The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of influencer marketing | The Blog Abroad
Fun fact: Many breakfasts die a cold, slow death due to the deadly-long waiting times from these kind of Instagram photos

There’s only one of three reasons why you clicked this article: either you’re an influencer, you’re a brand, or you’re just really nosey. Ha! I humbly welcome the audience of all three, because with all the negative press the influencer industry has been getting lately, I thought I’d chime in with some thoughts to hopefully balance out the conversation and add some perspective to both sides.…

Group Trips with Glo | Suggestions + Start of Portugal!

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Group Trips with Glo | Suggestions + Start of Portugal | The Blog Abroad
Positano, Almafi Coast

As I sit here in my cozy Airbnb in Lisbon, one of the most colorful and vivacious cities in Europe, I can’t help but feel anxious to get my first group trip in this electric country underway!

A few months ago, I partnered with TrovaTrip to announce I’d be opening up a group trip exclusively for my audience and blog readers!…

Living Abroad and Teaching English with a TEFL Certification

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The Best Way to Start A New Life Abroad | TEFL Certification with CIEE
If you’re someone who’s been dreaming of starting a new life living abroad, this post is for you!

I can’t help but think how privileged we are as native English speakers to have a world of opportunity around us, as the need for English teachers globally will always be a job in demand.

And if you’re someone who’s looking for a new challenge, adventure, or direction in life, I couldn’t recommend this career switch enough.…

Trover: The Best Photo & Tip-Sharing App For Travelers!

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Trover: The Best Photo & Tip-Sharing App For Travelers! | TheBlogAbroad.com
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

For years, the Trover app has been around serving the travel community as a way to not only connect with fellow travel enthusiasts, but to share your best photos, location-specific tips, and GPS coordinates of all your best adventures.

I actually first registered on the network back in 2015, so I’ve long known about this app, and I’m excited to get active on it again as their June Ambassador!…

Visiting Memphis: The Heart & Soul of the South

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Visiting Memphis: The Heart & Soul of the South | The Blog Abroad
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Visiting Memphis is like a religious experience, whether you believe in a higher power or not. It’s impossible to come here and not feel like this city is giving you a big, warm hug.

The character of the U.S. lies in the south, and Memphis might be the leading star. Whether you travel here for the food, the music, or the people — you’ll get a well-rounded combination and experience with all three.…

Top 10 Ways to Gain Weight While You Travel – Results Guaranteed!

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4th Anniversary of TheBlogAbroad.com + Advice to Aspiring Bloggers
Hurry and snap a photo for the ‘gram so I can go back to eating my 10-pound bowl of pasta! Thanks! | Bali, Indonesia

Let’s be real, calories are just glorified souvenirs, and after successfully mastering multiple (read: every) way to gain weight while traveling the last five years, I thought I’d share all my secrets in case any of you somehow struggle with this seemingly effortless task!…

The Ultimate Guide to Cappadocia, Turkey | Hot Air Balloon Heaven

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The Ultimate Guide to Cappadocia, Turkey | Hot Air Balloon Heaven | TheBlogAbroad.com
Koza Cave Hotel Rooftop, Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot Air Balloon Heaven aka Cappadocia, Turkey is one of the few places in the world where the real-life version looks better than the photos.

This Turkish town has blown up in the last decade thanks to Instagram, and though you may come here for the photos and picturesque scenery, you’ll end up leaving with friends, fun memories, and a newfound appreciation for Turkish culture.…

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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Cappadocia, Turkey | The Blog Abroad
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.…

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