How I’ve Saved Hundreds of Dollars to Travel By Couchsurfing

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Fauzi Azar Inn, Nazareth, Israel | TheBlogAbroad.com

I can already hear the voice of naysayers now — “Wait, surfing without water? What is this sorcery?!”

Trust me, I echoed your same concerns, but before you write something off as crazy, you need to understand how it works. So allow me to explain.

Couchsurfing, beyond its name, is so much more than landing free accommodation on your travels.…

7 Reasons Why Everyone is Visiting Puerto Rico

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Comfort Inn & Suites Levittown, San Juan, Puerto Rico

While 2017 has already sprung upon us and everyone is fine-tuning their bucket lists for the new year, I had to make an article about why Puerto Rico should be near the top, because it’s one of the easiest travel destinations I’ve been to recently.…

6 Things I Loved About Visiting Jordan

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While the year is barely at its halfway mark, I can easily name Jordan as one of my top 5 destinations from 2016 so far.

And I’ve been to a loooot of places this year. We started with my book tour across North America, from my alma mater at Baker University to Chicago to Toronto, then New York, Ireland, England, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Italy, and now Switzerland where I’m currently writing this from.…

5 Reasons Hostels Can Be Better Than Hotels

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Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth, Israel | Hostels can be fancy too!

The first time I heard what a hostel was, my mind did everything to convince me that they’re just not for me (aka I was brainwashed by mainstream media and horror stories like everyone else).

But there are so many misconceptions about hostels that people have no idea what they’re missing out on!…

How To Travel & Not Make Your Friends Jealous

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London, UK // March 2016

If you clicked this article, chances are, you can relate to going on a trip, posting about it, and feeling the subconscious guilt from friends who commented, “ugggh, JEALOUS!” or “OMG, I want your life!” or my personal favorite, “I hate you!”

Ahhh, yes. Friends are great, aren’t they?

You see, before I left my 1-year home of Barcelona last July, I went on what turned into a crazy 4-month and 10-country spree around Europe and Southeast Asia with Busabout (see my 2016 itinerary here)!…

The Irish Scavenger Hunt | History, Hills, and a Husband

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Ballintoy, Northern Ireland // March 2016

When we visit countries like Ireland, we tend to think of its capital as the only major shining point, and sorry Dublin, but it’s time to give your distant cousins some love.

While my love for Irish men Dublin is quite clear, and my St. Patrick’s Day celebration more than solidified my opinions of the city, I think it’s only fair to show you guys that to experience gorgeous ocean view sunsets, countryside villages, and cobblestoned roads, you’ll have to get outside of the capital.…

Ballin’ on a Budget in Bangkok!

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Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

There’s nothing I love more than eating staining lavish grounds with my peasantry.

‘Twas the case for a few weeks during my time in Thailand back in October, where I felt like certified baller status was achieved due to the extremely low cost of living.

You ever feel so rich that you’re tempted to wipe your @%$ with money?…

From Thailand to the Highlands: A Week in Scotland

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scottish highlands skye high tour

Okay, so before this gets awkward, I have to confess, I went to Scotland from Vietnam, but for the sake of a rhyming and catchy title, let’s just go with Thailand.

In my weak-armed defense, I was in Thailand before I arrived to Vietnam, so technically, it’s the truth 😉

Right, now that we’ve got that out the way… let’s talk about my trip to the Scottish Highlands.…

10 Reasons You Travel Better When You’re Broke

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bangkok tuk tuk
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In the off chance that Sallie Mae’s chokehold hasn’t yet cut off your circulation and you also have aspirations to travel, then you’re still in debt luck!

During my two and a half years of living and traveling abroad, I’ve had days where I felt like Oprah’s nose hairs (filthy rich, pun intended) and days where I’ve had nothing but Casper currency.…

Why More Black People Need to Travel Around Europe

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Kotor, Montenegro
Flexin’ for the ‘gram after beasting a climb up a mountain in Kotor, Montenegro

If you’re already reading this with a defensive edge because of the title, understand that this article isn’t only for black people, but rather about black people, so that anyone who reads this can gain perspective as to how more of us traveling abroad could enhance the experience for others in the future.…

The Most Cheap, Beautiful, & Underrated Village in Europe

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I’m going to be completely honest, as opposed to my usual lying and deceitful ways?, and let you know that when I learned Český Krumlov (pronounced: chesky) was a stop on my current Busabout tour, I wondered if it was a typo, or maybe a shortcut to get into Vienna.

I have to admit, I fell victim to the wrong type of travel — only anticipating the visits to the well-known cities.…