Introducing the New & Improved TravelSmart App

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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.…

Top 12 Safest Cities For Solo Travelers

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

“What are the safest cities for solo travelers?” is a question I hear almost daily, and no doubt safety abroad shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially for those new to travel.

I never take for granted that I’ve been able to roam the globe for over 4 years, mainly solo, and have been unharmed, unscathed, and never once been robbed *knocks on all the woods*.…

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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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.…

5 of the Best Things To Do in Rio de Janeiro!

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Paragliding with Rio Tandem!

If you read my last post on Rio, you know that the obsession is real. I ended up staying in this magnetic city for 3 weeks and found myself reminiscing on my top five experiences that absolutely perfected my trip.

And while it’s unrealistic to think that your travel experiences will be identical to mine, I can at least give you some pointers on ways to maximize your time when you come here.…

Why I Stopped Letting Housekeeping Tidy Up My Room

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Bangkok, Thailand

Being on vacation means that sometimes the hardest question you’ll have to ask yourself is ‘how soon is too soon for cocktails?’ and ‘do I keep the “DO NOT DISTURB” sign on so housekeeping skips over my room?’ 

I empathize to the deepest degree with your dilemma.…

Travel Insurance: Everything You Need To Know

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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’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.…

Why Every Woman Should Own a Diva Cup By Now

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Disclaimer: Men, if you’ve gotten so far as to Googling what a diva cup is used for and you’re still convinced that this is something you should read, I’m not sure if I’m impressed or creeped out. Either way, you’ve been warned. Today, you can’t sit with us.

Travel or a Relationship: Why Are Women Having to Choose?

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Interlaken, Switzerland

I’m not a man-hater most days, but I am fiercely independent. So when I get regular emails from aspiring female travelers feeling like they have to put their desire to travel on hold because their significant other isn’t comfortable with it, I cringe inside.…

Visiting Puerto Rico and Becoming an Island Queen

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Once you get past the enormity of my feet, you can appreciate the beauty of this photo 😉 // 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.…