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.…

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!…

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.…

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.…

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 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?…

7 Interesting Ways Travel Turned Me Into an Introvert

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Colombo, Sri Lanka | TheBlogAbroad.com
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Extrovert turned introvert, for the love of travel.

No doubt travel is transformative, but I wasn’t prepared for all the subconscious ways it would change me for the better.

I’ve seen almost a third of the world now and what a blessing that has been. Because all those cultures, countries, and conversations I’ve seen and had in the last four years, without a doubt shape so much of who I am today.…

My 10 Biggest Mistakes As a Travel Blogger

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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. JK.

But really, I always try to write posts like this every now and then for the sake of rare transparency in this field, especially if you look at my life or any other travel bloggers’ and think it’s perfect.…

The Sad Truth About Racism In Every Country

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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.…

How To Get Paid To Teach English Abroad

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How To Get Paid To Teach English Abroad | TheBlogAbroad.com
Hug attack by the cutest little humans

One of the secrets most travel bloggers won’t tell you, is that a lot of them started off as English teachers to be able to afford to live and travel abroad.

And there’s some pretty amazing companies out there like English First, that are a TEFL certification away from landing you in a country like China, where they not only pay for your flights there, but also give you a signing bonus and travel voucher to get you started!…

How To Legally Travel Around Europe For As Long As You Want

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TheBlogAbroad.com | Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy

One of the greatest privileges Americans, Canadians, Australians and others share when it comes to travel, is the Schengen Zone border-free access around Europe.

The Schengen (pronounced “SHAY-N-GEN”) got its name after the agreement was signed and passed in a small village called Schengen in Southern Luxemburg.

Schengen Zone countries are virtually part of this massive list spanning 26 countries for seamless travel around Europe.…

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