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Fun fact: Many breakfasts die a cold, slow death due to the deadly-long waiting times from these kind of Instagram photos

There’s only one of three reasons why you clicked this article: either you’re an influencer, you’re a brand, or you’re just really nosey. Ha! I humbly welcome the audience of all three, because with all the negative press the influencer industry has been getting lately, I thought I’d chime in with some thoughts to hopefully balance out the conversation and add some perspective to both sides.…

The post The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of influencer marketing appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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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!…

The post Group Trips with Glo | Suggestions + Start of Portugal! appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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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.…

The post Living Abroad and Teaching English with a TEFL Certification appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

For years, the Trover app has been around serving the travel community as a way to not only connect with fellow travel enthusiasts, but to share your best photos, location-specific tips, and GPS coordinates of all your best adventures.

I actually first registered on the network back in 2015, so I’ve long known about this app, and I’m excited to get active on it again as their June Ambassador!…

The post Trover: The Best Photo & Tip-Sharing App For Travelers! appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Visiting Memphis is like a religious experience, whether you believe in a higher power or not. It’s impossible to come here and not feel like this city is giving you a big, warm hug.

The character of the U.S. lies in the south, and Memphis might be the leading star. Whether you travel here for the food, the music, or the people — you’ll get a well-rounded combination and experience with all three.…

The post Visiting Memphis: The Heart & Soul of the South appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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Hurry and snap a photo for the ‘gram so I can go back to eating my 10-pound bowl of pasta! Thanks! | Bali, Indonesia

Let’s be real, calories are just glorified souvenirs, and after successfully mastering multiple (read: every) way to gain weight while traveling the last five years, I thought I’d share all my secrets in case any of you somehow struggle with this seemingly effortless task!…

The post Top 10 Ways to Gain Weight While You Travel – Results Guaranteed! appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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The post Protected: The Best Way to Start A New Life Abroad | TEFL Certification with CIEE appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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Koza Cave Hotel Rooftop, Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot Air Balloon Heaven aka Cappadocia, Turkey is one of the few places in the world where the real-life version looks better than the photos.

This Turkish town has blown up in the last decade thanks to Instagram, and though you may come here for the photos and picturesque scenery, you’ll end up leaving with friends, fun memories, and a newfound appreciation for Turkish culture.…

The post The Ultimate Guide to Cappadocia, Turkey | Hot Air Balloon Heaven appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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He sphix he’s such a charmer, but I think I’ve got him wrapped around my finger! // Cairo, Egypt

If your idea of what Egypt is like stops at the image of the Pyramids of Giza, then you are greatly mistaken about the layers of history and beauty that’s waiting to be found in this country.…

The post Why Egypt Should Move to the Top of Your Bucket List appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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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.…

The post Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them appeared first on The Blog Abroad.

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