Group Trips with Glo | Suggestions + Start of Portugal!

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Group Trips with Glo | Suggestions + Start of Portugal | The Blog Abroad
Positano, Almafi Coast

As I sit here in my cozy Airbnb in Lisbon, one of the most colorful and vivacious cities in Europe, I can’t help but feel anxious to get my first group trip in this electric country underway!

A few months ago, I partnered with TrovaTrip to announce I’d be opening up a group trip exclusively for my audience and blog readers!…

Living Abroad and Teaching English with a TEFL Certification

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The Best Way to Start A New Life Abroad | TEFL Certification with CIEE
If you’re someone who’s been dreaming of starting a new life living abroad, this post is for you!

I can’t help but think how privileged we are as native English speakers to have a world of opportunity around us, as the need for English teachers globally will always be a job in demand.

And if you’re someone who’s looking for a new challenge, adventure, or direction in life, I couldn’t recommend this career switch enough.…

Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them

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Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them | TheBlogAbroad.com
Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Dubai

5.2 billion dollars — that’s how much travelers are spending every year on fraudulent and misleading online booking transactions.

That’s why the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) are launching a “Search Smarter” education and awareness campaign this summer to educate travelers on the benefits of booking directly through company websites.

While I’m an optimist at heart and believe the world is made up of innately good people, the reality is that there are a few sour apples both in person and online with ulterior motives to mislead travelers that could cost them money.…

Introducing ili: The World’s Fastest Offline Translator for Travelers

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Introducing ili: The World's Fastest Offline Translator for Travelers | TheBlogAbroad.com

One of the biggest struggles of long-term travel is finding ways to communicate in foreign countries. While English is very much a universal language, it shouldn’t be expected for other countries to always cater to you, and that’s why I try and learn at least 10-15 words of the local language before I arrive so that my effort is acknowledged and people are more likely to help with my needs.…

Sitting down to take a stand: Greensboro, North Carolina

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Sitting down to take a stand: Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U.S. Civil Rights Trail. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sitting down to take a stand was the powerful method of operation for a young group of black students Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. and David Richmond, who were refused service at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, but stayed and sat in until it closed anyway.…

Attending the Sake Festival in Japan

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Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan | TheBlogAbroad.com
Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

There are so many reasons why Japan is my favorite country in the world, from their collective mannerism, to their nearly 100% literacy rate, to their stunning fashion, to their overall dedication to excellence.

When I think about my childhood, Nintendo64, Yoshi, Pokemon, and Sailor Moon come to mind. My guide immediately exclaimed, “Ooooh, you’re that generation.” Haha!…

Introducing the New & Improved TravelSmart App

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Introducing New & Improved TravelSmart App | TheBlogAbroad.com
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.…

Sri Lanka: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

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Sri Lanka: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean | TheBlogAbroad.com
Camellia Hills, Hatton, Sri Lanka

“But why Sri Lanka??? a friend from the U.S. asked me as I pissed my pants with excitement for this highly-anticipated adventure.

“But… why not!?” I replied, reminding her that every lesser-known destination is a beautiful gem waiting to be discovered.

What intrigued me most about Sri Lanka was how nobody I knew had been there yet.…

3 Awkward Mishaps Abroad That Travel Insurance Covers

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Wadi Rum, Jordan | TheBlogAbroad.com

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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Donkey Republic | TheBlogAbroad.com
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.

I once tried to rent a bike in Barcelona and failed, as I needed a national card to open up an account and unlock a bike.…

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