Best Places to Scuba Dive Around the World

Happy #WorldOceansDay!

The ocean has become a huge part of my life, and my travels! Take this day to appreciate all the beauty that is under the sea, and think about how you can protect it, and help keep our oceans thriving 🌊🌊🌊

Our favourite bowl foods from around the world

WARNING: This article might make you hungry 😋

Redwood glamping for the win! 🌲⛺️
Not only is Ventana Big Sur one of tho most picturesque resorts I’ve ever seen— they now have glamping sites tucked away in their coastal redwood forest. Ooo la la, indeed!

What to Pack for a Diving Liveaboard Trip

I just came back from a whirlwind adventure through the Banda Sea and around Raja Ampat in Indonesia on an incredible diving liveaboard trip.

It was my first Liveaboard diving experience, and it was unforgettable. Before you set sail, here’s what to pack for your own diving liveaboard trip!

This Town in the Hamptons Is One of New York’s Best-kept Secrets

Who wants to summer in the Hamptons? 🙋🏼‍♀️

A perfectly pink slumber party at Madonna Inn ✨💖✨
A necessary stop on a California Coast road trip is Madonna Inn! This hotel is cute and quirky with themed rooms. Even their steakhouse is pink! (It looks like it was decorated for Valentine’s Day 50 years ago— and they never bothered to take anything down!)

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Raja Ampat

Seeing Raja Ampat by sea (and under the sea!) is something I will never forget. Check out my favorite photos from my recent Liveaboard trip!

100 Free Things to Do in America This Summer

There are never too many summer activities 😉

Exploring Iceland

Iceland is a destination for people who are looking for stunning natural beauty, as well as different and diverse experiences. Whether you want to see glaciers, volcanoes, or the Northern Lights, there is certainly no shortage of attractions and interesting experiences that you can enjoy.

I created a few videos while exploring Iceland to document a few of my craziest moments -- WATCH below!

L*SPACE x The Blonde Abroad Bikini Capsule Collection

Life is better in a bikini 💁🏼‍♀️👙

Get ready for summer with one of my L*Space by Monica Wise swimsuits!

37 Surreal Places to See the Clearest, Bluest Water on Earth

After years of traveling to see some of the most beautiful oceans, I'm still surprised every time I see that blue 💙

10 Places to Propose Around the World

Could it be time to pop the question? 😍 Check out these romantic places to ask...

21 Gorgeous Sunrise and Sunset Photos

I've found that getting up for the sunrise is always worth it 😍

California Dreamin’ ✌🏻
Borrowed bikes from Hotel Californian and took a stroll with Tails Of A Mermaid along the Santa Barbara boardwalk!

✌🏻out to my twenties!
Turning 30 is one of those things that everybody has an opinion about. My 12 year old niece considers me an ancient and my peers in the same “turning 30” boat are mostly riddled with fear over the transition. The truth is, in my early 20’s, time stood still. I was unstoppable. A woman on fire. But with that drive came a lot of insecurity and instability. I spent the past decade growing up, finding peace in that growth, and learning to love myself. Personal growth is obviously a big milestone as I enter my 4th decade on this planet, but I remember always using “30” as a landmark for adulthood and when I should have achieved success and figured it all out. SPOILER: I don’t have it all figured out and I probably never will. And that’s ok! And about success... there’s no one size fits all. Since the inception of The Blonde Abroad, my mantra has been “Live a Life You Love” which is, if I do say so myself, a pretty good way to view success. Thank you everyone for being a part of my 20s! I’m so excited for wherever this journey may lead! 💕

What to Wear in Namibia + Outfit Inspiration

I've been to Namibia a couple of times now and I'm still blown away by the beauty and adventure I have found there. That being said, with changing weather, heavy wind and LOTS of sand, it can be tough to figure out what to wear.

I've broken down everything you should bring with you to wear on a trip to this country below:

Room With a View: The Best Hotel Views Around the World

Nothing like a room with a view!

Checked into my dream hotel Ventana Big Sur 🌿
While California’s Pacific Coast Highway is still under construction, Big Sur is accessible again! It’s been a few years since I made the road trip, and I finally got the chance to stay at this incredible property. Ventana Big Sur is a 5-star resort (they even have luxury glamping!) set amidst 160 acres of forest on the rugged Pacific Coast. The location is absolutely magical and the property is truly one-of-kind!

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Singapore

Looking for some travel inspiration for the second half of 2018? Check out Singapore!

This unique city is full of delicious food, epic views and futuristic attractions.

Click below for more!

Writers share 11 US bookstores worth traveling for

Do you have a favorite little book store somewhere in the world?

TBA Escapes South Africa Photography Tour

I'm SO excited to announce that my TBA Escapes Photography Tour in South Africa is NOW BOOKING more 2018 tour dates! We've just announced 3 more all-female tours in October and November!
Along with my local Cape Town friends, we have created a luxurious 9-day, action-packed tour that shows off the brightest highlights that South Africa has to offer.

We'll be taking a scenic helicopter flight over Cape Town, staying in a luxury villa in Camps Bay, meeting African penguins at Boulders Beach, experiencing the magic of a "Big 5" African Safari, and sipping our way through the Cape winelands!

{BONUS} FUJIFILM X Series US has put together a very special package for everyone on this tour-- while this tour is open to women shooting on all types of cameras, you'll have an exclusive opportunity to loan my favorite Fujifilm camera and lenses for absolutely FREE (including a powerful zoom lens for the safari)! *Some Restrictions Apply*

Out-of-This-World Quirky Desert Road Trip - Sunset Magazine

Some cool ideas for non-traditional summer trips!

What to Pack for a Trip to a Conservative Country

I get a lot of questions about what it's like to travel as a solo female in more conservative countries. One of the biggest parts of having successful and safe trips to these countries is to dress appropriately.

The trick is finding clothes that will keep you covered, but not overheated. I've included some of my go-to pieces below to give you an idea of what to pack!

5 of the best English seaside towns

Who's up for a holiday? 🙋🏼‍♀️

L*SPACE x The Blonde Abroad Bikini Capsule Collection

A fresh, tropical print bikini collection with L*Space by Monica Wise just in time for summer!

Check it out below 💛

How to Travel Singapore on a Budget

I found certain aspects of Singapore to be spendy, but I also discovered a few ways to save some money here and there!

Doing little things like bringing a reusable water bottle, sticking to Happy Hour deals, and using public transportation can really add up. Check out more of my budget tips below!

31 Brilliant Ways to Actually Use Your Travel Photos

Put those amazing travel photos to good use...

Happy {belated} Birthday to the Golden Gate Bridge! 🌁🎂
Hard to believe this beauty was built 81 years ago— and has become such a globally recognized landmark! So happy to be back in one of my favorite cities for the weekend!

Summer Activewear Styles from Backcountry

There's no denying my love for athleisure. While I love to dress up and go out, I also live an active lifestyle and sometimes I need just need some cute, flexible clothes to run around in.

Backcountry has always had some of my favorite styles to wear for both summer and winter, and now activewear!

Check out my fav pieces below:

8 Unbelievably Tranquil (and Beautiful) Floating Hotels

Check out these unique accommodations!

Why South Africa May Be the World's Best Wine Region

If you haven't visited the wine regions in South Africa, it's time to plan a trip! Having a picnic and doing some wine tasting is a very common weekend activity in South Africa (and one of my favorites!)

Here's why you need to check it out:

The City of Angels 🏙👼🏻

5 Travel Essentials You Shouldn't Skimp On

Necessities for your future trips!

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Nice

If you're visiting Cannes for the film festival this week, head over to Nice for an incredible little getaway.

Take a walk on the wild side 🌿🌴🍃
I went to college in #SanDiego and it always feels like home exploring this amazing city! #BalboaPark is one of my favorite spots in SD for it’s gardens, museums and beautiful architecture. Fun Fact: You could fit NYC’s Central Park inside Balboa Park— it’s huge!
Romper by L*Space by Monica Wise | Sandals Cocobelle |#fujifilmx_us #tbapresets

Inside Influence: One On One With Kiersten Rich, The Blonde Abroad

Honored to be included in this Thrive Global interview series!

Read along for some info on how I go to where I am today, what I think about digital marketing and who my biggest inspiration is...

While long-term travel can be hard on your hair, especially if you have finer hair, it’s all about finding the right products. My locks love Herbal Essences, which is why I've partnered with them to share some helpful tips for traveling with fine hair.


10 Tips for Your First Trip to Singapore

Singapore quickly became one of my new favorite destinations after my recent trip. During my travels I learned a few tricks that made my days in the city a little bit easier.

If you're planning a trip to Singapore, read my tips below first!

This Is the Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State

Who's ready for a cross-country road trip?

Back in Cali ✌🏻
What type of vacation do you prefer? Beautiful beaches or exciting city?

Tips for Handling Type 1 Diabetes Emergencies Abroad

Traveling can be totally unpredictable. Type 1 Diabetes is hard to handle at home, so it can be even harder to deal with when traveling.

Our resident diabetes expert, Cazzy from Dream big, Travel far, shares her tips on how to always be prepared!

Yes, You Can Take a Luxurious, Sustainable Beach Vacation: Here's How

Eco-tourism is on the rise, are you planning any cool eco-friendly trips this year? Comment below!

Staying at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong

First of all, when I got to my room at the The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong there was a refrigerator full of there anything better than that?!

The five-star service and beautiful rooms were such a plus! This was one of the best experiences I've had at a luxury hotel and I would love to go back any time.

Find out why I fell in LOVE with this hotel below:


Bikini season is right around the corner. Get ready for summer with my new line of travel-friendly bikinis with L*Space by Monica Wise!

Click below to order:

What to Expect on a Diving Liveaboard Trip

Going on my recent Liveaboard trip was a dream come true! That being said, there's a lot that goes into planning and lots to think about before you head out.

Read below for everything you need to know before going on a liveaboard!

Six Can't Miss Montana Hikes

Want some of the most beautiful natural sights in the U.S.? Check these out!

12 of the best UK music festivals for 2018

Festival season is upon us...

Diving Raja Ampat with Samambaia Liveaboard

I recently checked off a HUGE item on my bucket list, to do a Liveaboard dive trip in Raja Ampat! I was on the Samambaia Liveaboard, 12 day dive cruise.

From living on a classic sailboat, to completing up to four dives each day, this was truly an experience like no other.

Click below for all the details!

Stop to smell ‘em 🌸
(Trying to share more of my pictures through so you can see my outfit details!) #liketkit

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