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

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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.…

The Blog Abroad’s Top 10 Hate Comments From 2017

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People, for the most part, suck. But most importantly, their sucking ways aren’t limited to a specific region, gender, religion, or mental illness cause.

As a blogger, part of my job is getting criticized daily by idiots strangers who have pent up anger from being the product of multi-generational incest, so they harass people online from their lover’s [aka mother’s], basement.…

An Open Letter To The Girls With Floppy Hats & Flowing Dresses Who Travel

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How dare you.

How dare you bother to be concerned with your looks and your photos while you’re traveling.

You’re not a real traveler. You should be in leggings or jeans, roughed up from your arduous trekking throughout the city, only able to truly experience another culture when you drop every effort to look decent while in public.…

A Beginner’s Guide On How To Avoid Being Dragged Off A Plane By United Airlines

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How To Avoid Being Dragged Off A Plane By United Airlines

While the title and my subsequent text might make it seem like I’m making light of someone else’s trauma, I think it’s also important to find ways to use jest and humor rather than outrage, so we don’t further perpetuate the declining popularity of business as usual in America.

After all, this local viral uproar has become international news overnight.…

How Donald Trump Succeeded At Showing The World Everything Wrong With America

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If Donald Trump were a flight, he’d be a one-way ticket to hell.

Yet half the country has already boarded the plane, and despite the terrible turbulence [his track record], unstable engine [his mind], and a pilot so unqualified to run anything besides his mouth, we still have people willing to take flight to Mount Misogyny anyway.…

The 10 Most Ridiculous Pick-Up Lines I Got From Italian Men

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Now before we dive into half the reason you all clicked this article to begin with (hi pervs), it’s hard not to laugh at the boldness of the gorgeous, and too-aggressive-for-my-taste, ways of some of the Italian speciMEN of this world.

Disclaimer: I have many Italian male friends who are lovely people, and I hope they don’t read this, but if they do, Hi and tell your friends/neighbors/male compadres that this is both counterproductive and creepy if their goal is to woo a foreigner like me.

The Blog Abroad’s Top 10 Hate Comments from 2015

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AWWWWW SCHNAPS?!?! GLO GOT SOME HATERS IN DA HOUSE!?!?!

‘Tis true, my friends. ‘Tis true.

And as I sit here typing this from fetal position in the corner of an abandoned basement, lonely and comforted by the company of my lingering constipation due to such sh*tty comments, I just have to wonder what I did to attract such hate from these nobodies people.…

Why Counting Your Countries Doesn’t Always Make You A D*ck

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“365 countries, 12 continents, 1 billion cities, 2 planets, and counting!”

…one might read on a douchey traveler’s Instagram bio.

There’s always a heavy debate within the travel community about why you should or shouldn’t count your countries. And even if you secretly did, why that number doesn’t need to be flaunted around like a status symbol.…

10 Ways To Make A Cat-Calling Experience More Enjoyable (Less Creepy)

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Cat-calling. The foolproof way to spot men who were dropped on their heads multiple times as babies.

As a solo traveler, I’ve encountered them in every shape and size, as they shamelessly pursue and annoy the living crap out of women who are simply minding their own business.

Their goal is to get your attention, make you uncomfortable, and beg for acknowledgement of their oversized ego that unmistakably compensates for their undersized penis.…

The Problems With the Question, “How Do You Afford to Travel?”

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Whenever someone asks me how I afford to travel, I have to force myself not to respond with “selling Nutella by the spoonful and procrastinating Sallie Mae payments.” It’s just so funny because people think there’s this magic formula out there. This one-size-fits-all encompassing route that gives everyone an equal chance of seeing the world.

But our equal chances don’t mean we have an equal will or stubbornness to pursue traveling further than just a wish.…

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