Street Art Photo Essay | Our Road Trip Through Germany

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Street Art Photo Essay | Our Road Trip Through Germany | TheBlogAbroad.com
Bremen, Germany

Anyone up for a roadtrip? Well, a virtual one — because there was way too much¬†street art in Germany, to contain in one post.

First off, it’s worth mentioning that our itinerary was an ambitious one. While no day was the same, every morning was quite similar, jumping out of bed, trying to remember what city I was in, rushing down to breakfast to greet the bright-eyed crew, and then hitting the road to meet with the first local street artist of the day before moving on to the next city.…

Visiting Puerto Rico and Becoming an Island Queen

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Visiting Puerto Rico and Becoming an Island Queen / TheBlogAbroad.com
Once you get past the enormity of my feet, you can appreciate the beauty of this photo ūüėČ // Photo Credit: Derio Ilari

As a part of the Choice Hotels Caribbean Campaign, I was invited to the gorgeous island of Puerto Rico alongside Derio to explore the sights and highlight all the fun and adventurous things that can be done around the island.…

Discovering the Urban Street Art Scene in Germany

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Street Art in Germany | TheBlogAbroad.com
Weisbaden, Germany

While it‚Äôs easy to visit a country like Germany and focus on the beer, architecture, and men sights that bring in millions of tourists a year, I was so excited to be invited to go explore the urban street art scene that people may have overlooked otherwise.…

How I’m Finally Mastering A Foreign Language, And How You Can Too

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How I'm Finally Mastering A Foreign Language, And How You Can Too
Madrid, Spain

There is absolutely nothing sexier than speaking a second language. To me, it’s the closest thing we’ll ever get to having a super power.

People who speak more than one language are able to connect with more people, have more professional opportunities, and develop a newfound confidence that only comes when you’ve mastered a language other than your native¬†tongue.…

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!…

10 Honest Thoughts At My First Music Festival | Ultra Europe in Split, Croatia

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Ultra Europe Music Festival | TheBlogAbroad.com

Let’s start by at least trying to ignore the fact that it took me 26 years to finally catch the rave (t’hehe) of a music festival.

You hear about these things, you see your friends upload photos at them, but you never really picture yourself actually attending one. At least I never did.

But all that changed thanks to an incredible opportunity to experience my first music festival with Busabout and dozens of other eager passengers, and I was so ready to¬†finally sit with the cool kids — festival goers.…

6 Things I Loved About Visiting Jordan

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Visiting Jordan | TheBlogAbroad.com

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, Nazareth, Israel | TheBlogAbroad.com
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 | TheBlogAbroad.com
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.…

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin!

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I swear I was Irish in another life… or this one // Dublin, Ireland

If you were one of the [un]lucky¬†folks that¬†tuned into my impressively inebriated St. Patrick’s Day snapchats live from Dublin, then you might get a chuckle at¬†the irony from my usage of “survival” in this title, because almost two weeks later, I’m barely recuperating.…

The Sensational Chaos of Vietnam

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Mai Chau, Vietnam
#SquadGoals

Anyone who’s attempted to cross a street in Hanoi or enjoyed a night out in the Backpacker’s District of Ho Chi Minh City will tell you just how indescribably stimulating the country of Vietnam is.

Now due to my fluctuating levels of maturity in the context of all things stimulating (LOL, huh?), I struggled to find another word that did this country justice.…