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

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An Open Letter To The Girls With Floppy Hats & Flowing Dresses Who Travel | TheBlogAbroad.com
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.…

The Blog Abroad’s Top 10 Hate Comments From 2016

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So every year I like to compile some of my favorite and most creative insults and hate comments that are spewed my way via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter.

Last year’s recap is one of the most read articles on my blog, which basically confirms you guys are the worst that everybody loves drama and a little bit of sh*t talking.…

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

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Donald Trump Is Everything Wrong With America | TheBlogAbroad.com

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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Milan, Italy

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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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Laughing, to balance out the tears I’ve cried over these hate comments // Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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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Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang, Laos

“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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Wearing a dress in public, so clearly I’m asking for it (NOT)

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.…

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.…