Tips for Visiting the Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Blue Hole is one of the most famous sites in Belize and I can confidently that is was one of the most special dives I have ever done.

That being said, there's a few things you should do to prepare to visit this incredible landmark. Click below for my tips!

The Death of the Plastic Straw

It's interesting to see the hospitality industry catch up with this movement. What do you think about it?

The Ultimate Guide to Oktoberfest in Munich

Are you going to celebrate Oktoberfest this year? Start planning your trip today!

Australia's top 10 wild swimming spots

Noted for future Australian summers ☀️

Money doesn’t buy happiness. But it can buy a jet ski. Have you ever seen a sad person on a jet ski? You can’t be sad on a jet ski. 😋
Tore up the high seas thanks to Moana Tours and Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa | Animated with Plotaverse • The Evolution of Dynamic Apps

Exploring Botswana TEASER

I visited Botswana earlier this year for the first time, and I was blown away! It was completely different than I ever thought, and I absolutely loved my time there. I spent a week traveling the country, staying in remote lodges and completely disconnecting 🇧🇼

I wanted to make my swimsuit collection with L*Space by Monica Wise super versatile so it would be easy to travel with and give you tons of different options!

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Affordable Veneers in Cape Town

I've always praised the incredible professional services offered in Cape Town. Not only are the doctors and specialist top notch, everything is very affordable compared to other countries.

Recently my boyfriend, Meyer, decided to get veneers and fix up his smile after getting grinding his teeth and getting them knocked while playing professional rugby.

Read our experience with Dr JJ Serfontein - Optimal Dentistry Cape Town below!

The Best Camera for Beginner Travel Photographers (+ GIVEAWAY!)

Last chance to enter to win! I'm giving away the BRAND NEW FUJIFILM X Series US #xt💯 camera body and zoom lens kit below!

The Most Relaxing Surfing Retreats Will Have You Catching Waves & Feels For Summer

Make ~waves~ with this new kind of summer adventure!

Island life 🏝
Conrad Bora Bora Nui

What to Pack for a 1 Week Summer Road Trip

I recently went on a big California road trip with my besties! Since I grew up a California-girl, I've always tended towards a beachy style.

I've compiled some of my favorite looks inspired by my road trip below!

The Best of San Francisco in a Day

While I would recommend spending at least a weekend (if not a week) in San Francisco, you can cover a lot of ground in just 24 hours -- from gorgeous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, to incredible food in Chinatown, to historic spots like Haight-Ashbury.

Ready to leave your heart in SF? Here is how to see the best of San Francisco in a day.

Kissed by the sun ☀️
Last week was tropical bliss at Conrad Bora Bora Nui I got to make this flower crown with local Polynesian women at the resort (and pretty much didn't taken it off the rest of the trip)!
Bikini by L*Space by Monica Wise

TBA Escapes South Africa Photography Tour

My TBA Escapes Photography Tour in South Africa is NOW BOOKING more 2018 tour dates -- don't miss your chance to join one of the 3 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.

Rihanna's favourite places in Barbados

Always trust a rec from RiRi 🙌🏼

Lost in Paradise... (don’t send help) 💙 In my happiest place after snorkeling with sharks! Bora Bora is pure bliss!
Thanks to Conrad Bora Bora Nui for organizing such a fun day with Lagoon Service Bora Bora 🐠 | Bikini by L*Space by Monica Wise

Staying at The Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara

I've been to Santa Barbara a few times and have always been impressed by their luxury accommodations. This time around I couldn't wait to check out the new addition to this beach town, Hotel Californian!

The hotel truly feels like you’ve stepped back into history — they’ve even incorporated the façade of the original 1925 Hotel Californian — and the architectural details are so impressive.

Click below for more about this impressive property!

The Best Camera for Beginner Travel Photographers (+ GIVEAWAY!)

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I've been shooting on FUJIFILM X Series cameras for the past 4 years and swear by their products. As I've grown as a photographer, their models have also gotten more powerful and even more beautiful! For beginner photographers, the new X-T100 is a dream come true. It comes in a gorgeous new Champagne Gold color (gotta love that retro vibe), has a 3-way tilting LCD touchscreen, shoots in 24.2MP and is small but mighty-- making it the perfect every day travel companion!

ENTER TO WIN BELOW! Giveaway closes on Friday, June 22nd at 5pm PT and is open to US residents! 💕💕

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Istanbul

After spending just 24 hours in Istanbul, I fell in love with the architecture, the colors and the charm of the city.

Click below if you're ready for this city to jump to the top of your bucket list!

The best trips to take with your dad

Happy Fathers Day!

10 Places Every Adventurous Couple Needs to Explore

Explore more together!

Where to Find the Best Food in Madrid

Did you know that today is World Tapas Day?

We can't celebrate this day without recognizing the world hub of all tapas...Spain!

Staying at Ventana Big Sur

Perched on the rugged central coast of California, Big Sur is a nature lover’s dream destination.

This trip, I rested up at Ventana Big Sur, a woodsy-chic resort, that also offers glamping and camping, right off the Pacific Coast Highway.

Lightroom Presets x The Blonde Abroad

In honor of my 30th birthday, I'm discounting my #TBApresets by 30% for 24 hours only! Shop the link below and use coupon code "HAPPYBDAY" at checkout ❤️

Whether you’re just starting out with photography or have been shooting for years, these easy-to-use presets will instantly add a beautiful aesthetic to all of your images!

Earning Money for Travel with Airbnb

The choices are seemingly endless — from exotic treehouses to cozy home-stays, Airbnb offers travelers unique, tailored ways to experience new destinations.

Being an Airbnb host also serves as a great way to earn extra cash for traveling. Thinking about hosting? Here’s what you need to know about earning money for travel with Airbnb.

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Panama

Panama has always been a destination close to my heart since I spent a month living in Bocas del Toro early on in my 20’s.

Whether you come for world-famous shopping, the pristine islands of San Blas, or for a stroll through the historic Casco Viejo district, you won’t be disappointed.

Check out my favorite photos from the beautiful country!

Scuba Diving Raja Ampat

{ NEW VIDEO } Raja Ampat has been the holy grail of my diving bucket list for as long as I can remember. We discovered pristine reefs, giant schools of fish, sea turtles, manta rays, honeycomb eels and even poisonous sea snakes.
Watch the full video and learn about getting PADI scuba diver certified!
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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, and how to dress appropriately, in more conservative countries. The trick is finding clothes that will keep you covered, but not overheated.

I've included some of my go-to pieces and outfit inspiration for conservative countries below!

Staying at Madonna Inn in California

This ultra glam hotel has the decadent vibe of Vegas in the 1950’s -- here’s what it’s like staying at the Madonna Inn in California!

L*SPACE x The Blonde Abroad Bikini Capsule Collection

You can never have too many bikinis 😉

I have always lived my life by this saying which is why it's SO exciting to have my own swimwear line with L*Space by Monica Wise.

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16 Inspiring Women On Instagram Who'll Make You Want To Pack Up Your Things And Travel The World

Thank you BuzzFeed for including me in this list! Check out some of these amazing accounts 👏🏼

The Girl's Guide to a California Coast Road Trip

I just repeated this road trip with one of my best friends from South Africa and my boyfriend. It's such a classic and always so much fun!

The 12 Best Hiking Trails In Italy

The hike is ALWAYS worth the view in Italy 🙌🏼

What to Pack for Summer in Europe

Europe is huge and diverse, and so you'll run into mild temperatures as well as HOT days. Be sure to check out my summer European packing guide before your next trip!

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!