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.…

How To Pack Like A Pro!

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Carry-On Items | The Blog Abroad
A quick snapshot of my carry-on items. A detailed break-down of each item is listed below!

Now, before we get carried away, I should mention that I use the word “Pro” here very generously. The idea that anyone could be a professional at parting ways with more than half of their belongings and still maintain a smile and upward position (as opposed to a fetal one while crying), is nothing short of a miracle I’ve yet to fully grasp.…

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.…

10 Tips For Taking Stunning Travel Photos of Yourself

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chiang mai, thailand
Self-timed myself frolicking down a path to get this shot. #LifeOfASoloTraveler // Chiang Mai, Thailand

While I’d love to say there’s a hot European or a private photographer on the other side of my photos, the truth is, a majority of my pictures are taken on a self-timer or with specific instructions given to a nearby stranger (bless their hearts).…

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.…

Ballin’ on a Budget in Bangkok!

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Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

There’s nothing I love more than eating staining lavish grounds with my peasantry.

‘Twas the case for a few weeks during my time in Thailand back in October, where I felt like certified baller status was achieved due to the extremely low cost of living.

You ever feel so rich that you’re tempted to wipe your @%$ with money?…