Kiki • The Blonde Abroad

👸🏼 Mother of Drones ⌘ Travel Blogger | Photographer | YouTuber 📍 Currently Exploring: California 🌴 Travel Tips, Tours, Videos ↙️
theblondeabroad Explore more ✌🏻 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• While on a short layover back in my hometown, I visited an ecological reserve I hadn't been to since the 3rd grade. Adventure is everywhere. It's easy to forget to look in your own backyard. (I also happen to be rocking the comfiest poncho outfit from @Backcountry!) Check out my outfit details on the blog-- LINK IN BIO! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #liketkit
theblondeabroad {TAP FOR SOUND} Every picture tells a story 📖 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I’ll share how I create these magical moving photos in my stories tmrw! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 🎶 by @tyzobloom | #travel #wanderlust #instax #fujifulmx_us
theblondeabroad Ohhh chuuuuute 👌🏻••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• So stoked to be one of the first to get their paws on the new #GoProFusion! For someone with zero experience in 360 photo and video, I can’t believe how easy it is. The @GoPro Overcapture app makes the entire process to edit and share 360 content possible from your phone in just a few taps. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #gopro #sponsored
theblondeabroad *Cue the Jurassic Park theme song* 🌿🦖🌿 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Summer is in full swing in Cape Town and I’m a new proud member of the Botanical Society of South Africa (power to the plants! 🤓) Kirstenbosch is by far the most beautiful garden I’ve seen in the world! FUN FACTS: It’s part of the Cape Floral Kingdom (a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has the highest concentration of plant species on earth)! BYOB- you can bring your own food and drinks into the gardens for a fun in the sun picnic! The gardens host outdoor concerts all summer! It has a REALLY cool name! 😉 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Shot on @fujifilmx_us | Edited with @TBApresets | #kirstenbosch #capetown #southafrica #unesco #travel
theblondeabroad Nature’s pretty neat 🤓 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Last year I spent the 1st of the year at the Grand Canyon. I wanted to set a NYE resolution to spend the 1st day of ever year outdoors. But, this year, I binge watched 1.5 seasons of Game of Thrones and forgot to shower. I tried to make up for it on day 3 of 2018, but I definitely didn’t hike to this view. And I went straight from sunset to a taco bar. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Life is all about balance, right? 🌮>🥗 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Edited using @TBApresets | #tablemountain #capetown #southafrica #freepeople #TBApresets
theblondeabroad 2017 was a dream 💙 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This year was all about change. Not only did I make Cape Town home, I fell in love, grew my business with an incredible team, launched @TBAescapes travel tours and educational retreats and hosted nearly 50 women in Bali and South Africa. This year’s growth, both personally and in business, has been overwhelming and incredible. I traveled more than any other year in my life— flying nearly 150,000 miles and spending 542 hours on planes. I booked solo trips to scuba dive, I took countless girls getaways with my best friends, I slept in treehouses under the stars, and I sought out entirely new adventures (most of them here in Africa). I laughed, I cried, and, most importantly, I disconnected so that I could connect again. Cheers to constantly seeking new adventures, discovering new destinations and, of course, to the new year! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Thanks to @travisburkephotography for snapping this photo and for the amazing adventure! | #2017 #2018 #nye #newyearseve #travel
theblondeabroad New Year's Eve Party of Two! ✨ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Welcoming #2018 with takeout, "Sex and the City," and @StellaArtois! Anyone else planning a #NYE night in with their bestie? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #HostOneToRemember #StellaArtois #ad
theblondeabroad Where will 2018 take you? 🗺🛵 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I can’t believe it’s been 1 year since I relocated to Cape Town— and I haven’t looked back since! You’d think that moving to, literally, the farthest place from home is a little crazy. But, home is where the heart is— and my heart is in South Africa. I hope that my journey is a reminder that you can start over. Anywhere. Anytime. So, whether it’s a little trip or a big adventure, where will you go in 2018?! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📷: @meyercapetown | Edited with @TBApresets | #capetown #southafrica #wanderlust #travel #tbapresets
theblondeabroad I truly believe in living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment life throws at you. Over the past 6 years, my journey as "The Blonde Abroad" has been well documented online. But, most of the time, I've only shared the highlights. This adventure has been a crazy, amazing rollercoaster-- with plenty of mishaps along the way! I'm so excited to share my newest video in partnership with @HerbalEssences. It's not often I work with a brand that is so supportive of my creative vision, and has a mission that I am truly inspired by. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Check out the full video on ♥ ♥ I hope it inspires you to take that leap, go on that adventure, and to #LetLifeIn! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #ad
theblondeabroad Christmas in South Africa: 75° with plenty of penguins 😍🐧 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Back in Cape Town and wishing everyone celebrating a wonderful holiday full of love and cheer! Full of gratitude each and every day, but especially this time of year! 🎄🎁 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Shot on @gopro #hero6 | Edited with @TBApresets | #christmas #southafrica #capetown #gopro
theblondeabroad 🌀🌀🌀 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Got to visit the largest medicinal bath in Europe! I LOVE getting to visit unique baths and spas around the world, and this one was right up there on my bucket list with the #BlueLagoon in Iceland! It’s nearly 100 years old and is supplied by mineral rich thermal springs. I decided to animate the photo so you can imagine how inviting the whirlpool outdoor pool was! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #budapest #hungary #plotagraph #plotagraphpro
theblondeabroad Buda you da best 😍 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• With only 48 hours in Budapest I felt like I saw SO much! Huge thanks to @ritzcarlton #Budapest for showing us around and treating us like royalty! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #RCMemories #Hungary
theblondeabroad Whenever I’m traveling, I jump at the chance to stay in a local apartment. It’s an amazing opportunity to experience a more intimate side of local life and make connections with local people. #ad ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Aside from renting so many unforgettable homes around the world, I've also rented out my own place to other travelers! Have you been thinking about renting out your home while you’re away? Check out @Allstate's HostAdvantage®. It helps provide coverage for those renting out homes on vacation rental sites. Link in bio for more info!
theblondeabroad Got my acceptance letter to Hogwarts! ⚡️🤓 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Harry Potter fans THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Head to Platform 9 ¾ for the next train to #Budapest! 🚂 (Ok nerd alert but I’m obsessed!) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #harrypotter #hungary #fishermansbastion #hogwarts #hp #potterhead
theblondeabroad Tis the season!🍻 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Be sure to host an adventure to remember this holiday with @StellaArtois! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #HostOneToRemember #StellaArtois #ad
theblondeabroad { TAP FOR 🎵} It really is the most wonderFULL time of the year! 🎄❄️🍦🍭 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It’s SO hard to show how truly magical the Christmas markets are in a single photo, so I put together a quick edit from our time exploring some of the best in Austria, Germany and Slovakia! @Meyercapetown and I ate our weight in sweets and treats and had to be rolled off our @crystalcruises river cruise— but NO RAGRETS (not one 😉!) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #christmas #markets #vienna #tistheseason #festive #christmastime
theblondeabroad Let it snow! ❄️ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• (Glühwein = mulled wine) + snowflakes - the feeling in my toes = 😍😁🤗 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #germany #regensburg #crystalcruises #tbapresets
theblondeabroad Not all cruises are created equal 🛳💙 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This was my 3rd cruise with @crystalcruises, but my first river cruise— and I can honestly say that while each style of cruising with them has been unique, they’ve all upheld the ridiculously impressive standard that is “Crystal.” I took my mom on her first international trip where we sailed from Puerto Rico to Rio on the Crystal Symphony at sea. I spent a week aboard the Crystal Esprit yacht discovering remote islands in the Seychelles. And I just finished the “Danube Christmas Markets” river cruise onboard the Crystal Mozart. For those of you that have been following my IG stories, you know that traveling Europe during the holidays was my DREAM TRIP and it really was beyond anything I could have imagined (Yes— that is an indoor pool and spa ON our cruise ship 😍). And while the cruise itself was beyond luxurious, each destination we sailed made the experience even more magical. From Christmas markets to medieval castles, this trip was truly unforgettable! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #crystalcruises #europe #rivercruise #christmas
theblondeabroad Bird’s eye view of Regensburg 🏰🇩🇪 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• My favorite stop on our @crystalcruises river cruise was this beautiful town! We arrived in a downpour of snow and were treated to beautiful blue skies by the early afternoon. The most romantic Christmas market I’ve ever seen is also here- tucked away behind a huge castle! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #germany #regensburg #beautifuldestinations
theblondeabroad 🎼 The hills are alive with the sound of music 🎵 With songs they have sung for a thousand years 🎶 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I keep pinching myself— each place we’ve sailed with @crystalcruises is even more magical than the last! The towns of St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang in Austria are like paintings— with crystal blue lakes and snow capped Alps! ♥️ 🇦🇹 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #austria #crystalcruises #europe #winter
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