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Looking for destination inspiration? We've assembled the best US travel bloggers to help. If you're thinking of going, these travel bloggers have been there and are bursting with thoughtful advice backed by real-life experiences

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27th June 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

10 things to do in Melbourne (that aren’t the botanic gardens)

Once the capital of Australia, Melbourne is one of the liveliest cities in the place down under. There are so many things to do in Melbourne that everyone is sure to find something they enjoy. From walking around and admiring the street art to relaxing at a cafe and sipping some of the world’s best coffee, and from hiking some of the most scenic trails to driving the seaside cliffs of the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne is one of the best vacation destinations for the solo traveler or the group....

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22nd June 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

The top things to do in Tasmania

My partner and I lived in Tasmania for two years while he was completing his Ph.D. program at the local university. While he had visited Australia before, neither of us had visited Tasmania and weren’t really sure what to expect. We hoped for the best, booked one-way tickets, and signed a lease for an apartment (there was a lot more to it than that — check out this guide to working holiday visas in Australia)....

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22nd June 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

What to wear in Egypt as a female traveler

Dreaming of a trip to Egypt to see the Pyramids of Giza and discover all the wonders of Cairo and the surrounding areas? I would highly recommend learning about Egyptian history before going and researching cultural norms before your trip, in fact, here are my tips for traveling in Egypt to help you plan. One thing that will definitely stand out to you are the two “Cs,” — you need to dress conservative and cool. And by cool, I don’t mean rocking the latest pair of sunnies or a hip hat....

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14th June 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

10 things to do in Switzerland (that aren’t skiing)

It’s the destination for everything winter and skiing, but you’d be wrong to think that’s the only thing that Switzerland has to offer. Although its cold-weather ventures are up on many bucket lists (especially Interlaken in the winter), you can also discover some great options every other time of the year. This romantic country with its traditional food, picturesque landscapes, and friendly folks will leave you incredibly satisfied. So, what are the best things to do and the most...

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13th June 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

The top 10 things to do in the Philippines

The Philippines is open and welcoming you again! The islands are brimming with so many cool things to do — incredible beaches to discover, delectable foods to try, and so much more! As there is no quarantine required, exploring the Phillippines is easy, accessible, and convenient. In fact, at this time of writing, it’s one of the first ASEAN countries to reopen travel borders!...

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9th June 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

Where to find the best food in Florence

The food in Florence has many of the flavors and ingredients that you may be familiar with if you’ve tried Italian cuisine, but it also has some distinct characteristics. Because of a 16th-century trade dispute with Pisa, the bread is made with little to no salt. Despite the fact that the salt embargo has been lifted for a long time, Florentine bread is still made without salt, and other traditional dishes are made with bold flavors to complement the saltless bread....

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6th June 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

10 things to do in Stockholm (that aren’t the Vasa Museum)

Stockholm is a historic center with beautiful buildings, interesting museums, and a laid-back culture that is perfect for any coffee connoisseur. While the Vasa Museum is a great addition to any itinerary to Sweden’s capital city, there’s so much more to explore when you visit! From experiencing “fika” — the Swedish coffee break — to the incredible subway art to the Old Town of Gamla Stan and more, I’ve rounded up some of the coolest activities in Stockholm that should top your...

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6th June 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

10 places to visit in the South of France

The South of France has a reputation for being a glamorous, lush, and tropical destination — and that’s because it’s true! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or this is your first-ever trip to France, you’ll definitely love a vacation spent exploring this region of the country. You’ll be able to experience luxurious retreats, culinary masterpieces, and a truly unmatched stretch of coastline. Not sure which cities to visit in the South of France or looking for some of the top things...

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31st May 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

10 things to do in Sydney (that aren’t the Harbour Bridge)

ydney, Australia is a dream travel destination. There are plenty of things to do in Sydney — from exploring the gorgeous beaches to finding the best surf spots to all the historic drinking holes, and of course, its storied past. Although the Harbour Bridge is definitely a highlight of the city, there’s so much more you can add to your Sydney itinerary. Here are ten of the best places to visit in Sydney that aren’t the Harbour Bridge....

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24th May 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

10 things to do in Copenhagen (that aren’t the mermaid statue)

Whether you are looking to explore castles, shop until you drop, adventure on two wheels, or eat your way through a city, Copenhagen, Denmark has everything your little heart desires. Despite popular belief, there are so many more things to do in Copenhagen than the Little Mermaid statue. Here are the best things to do in Copenhagen by foot, bike, or boat....

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19th May 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

Top things to do in St. George, Utah

When you’re brainstorming vacation destinations, St. George, Utah might not be at the top of your list. It might not even make the list at all because while it’s a fantastic place to visit and explore the outdoors, it’s not quite as well known as other outdoor spots. But it really should be — it’s considered to be a gateway to some of the best national parks in the country and there are countless opportunities for outdoor recreational activities throughout the entire year. Whether...

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16th May 2022 by The Blonde Abroad

10 things to do in Budapest (that aren’t the thermal springs)

Don’t get me wrong, the thermal springs and baths are SUPER cool. You’ll definitely want to add either the Széchenyi Thermal Bath or Gellért Baths to your itinerary — or both! However, there’s so much more to Budapest, Hungary than taking a dip in the warm waters and this list covers ten of the best options that you’ll want to add to your itinerary....