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.…

Sri Lanka: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

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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.…

Behind The Scenes: Being Part of the GoPro Hero6 Launch Campaign

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Behind The Scenes: Being Part of the GoPro Hero6 Launch Campaign
Selat, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

It was the day after the launch and the GoPro family and I (both ambassadors and corporate) were out celebrating in our usual fashion (open bar and dance floor poppin’), and I found myself sneaking into a hallway to collect my tears, because there was just so much to take in, process, and absorb in that moment.…

Win A Scholarship to Study Abroad – Apply Here!

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I have no clue where I’d be in life had I never studied abroad — and thankfully, I’ll never have to find out.

It single-handedly deserves the credit for where I’m at today, and the global citizen I feel I’ve become.

The incredible privilege and opportunity to learn about the world, its cultures, and its history through firsthand experiences is one of the most valuable gifts we can provide our youth.…

Ballin’ in Bali: The Ultimate Photo & Destination Guide

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Komaneka Tanggayuda Resort | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Bali —  the one destination that’s either on everyone’s mind or everyone’s bucket lists. It is simply too magical of an island to not be desired by so many around the world.

There’s also no shortage of beauty, bliss, and beaches on Indonesia’s most popular island.…

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.…

Donkey Republic – 24/7 Bike Rentals Around the World

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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.…

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

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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.…

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.…

How I’m Going to Carnival in Brazil For Free!

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A reveller of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual carnival parade at Rio de Janeiro
Photo Credit: REUTERS | Sergio Moraes

First of all, can we take a collective moment of silence for Brazil, a country that I’ve been longing to travel to and have heard so many wonderful things about?!

Brazil and its people are joyful, vibrant, and magnetic and I always told myself, if I had to pick a country twin — I’m pretty sure Brazil would be my look-a-like.…

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.…