How I’ve Saved Hundreds of Dollars to Travel By Couchsurfing

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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.…

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.…

All Your Fears About Solo Travel, Answered Here

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All You Fears About Solo Travel, Answered Here | TheBlogAbroad.com
Koh Phangan, Thailand

I blame the media. I blame society. I blame our country.

Collectively, they’ve succeeded at making the world out to be this terrifying space of rapists, assaulters, and creeps. And I’m not just talking about Donald Trump’s residence.

But outside of that and our country, the idea that the world is something to be terrified of, especially if you venture alone is something I want to try to help debunk, because the reality is the fears we have only exists inside our heads.…

How To Legally Travel Around Europe For As Long As You Want

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Venice, Italy

One of the greatest privileges Americans, Canadians, Australians and others share when it comes to travel, is the Schengen Zone border-free access around Europe.

The Schengen (pronounced “SHAY-N-GEN”) got its name after the agreement was signed and passed in a small village called Schengen in Southern Luxemburg.…

5 Cities in Europe Where Black Skin Color is Welcomed

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Nice, France

So I’m not here to write another think piece on the recent events affecting the black community in America, because I’ve already said all I needed to say here, which by the 1K+ likes and 500+ shares, I’ll take it as a step in the right direction towards understanding the importance of this much needed dialogue within our divided United States.…

6 Things I Loved About Visiting Jordan

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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 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!…

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling

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Kotor, Montenegro | September 2015

I’ve spent over 1,000 days traveling and living abroad, and while some of those days I feel equipped to run a nation, and other times, I’m a mere breakdown away from resorting to pampers, the happy medium in there reminds me that the growth has been incredible over time.

And for those who are about to embark on long-term travel for the first time, I hope this post can help give you some insight as to what there is to know about the crazy world of travel.…

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Moving Abroad

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Monte Carlo, Monaco // April 2015

More and more people are starting to pick up on the “secret” of how to afford and fund long-term travel. The fact of the matter is, if you want to travel longer than just your standard two weeks of paid time off (#Murica), you simply need to spend a period of time living and working abroad, to take advantage of budget airlines and cheap intercontinental travel.…