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The Ultimate Campsite Packing Gear Guide

The Ultimate Campsite Packing Gear Guide • The Blonde Abroad

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Photograph of the week: Four Seasons Seychelles Resort at Desroches Island

The following post in our regular ‘photograph of the week’ series was scheduled to appear here many weeks ago, before the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus was as widespread as it is now. Whilst travel around the world is not recommended right now, we leave this post here as a source of inspiration for something to look forward to once normality returns to our lives.

Accessible by seaplane charter, the stunning Four Seasons Seychelles Resort at Desroches Island sits among the top properties of an already impressive brand. This off the grid location ticks plenty of boxes – spacious villas, private plunge pools, pristine beaches, and sunny cabanas...

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Visiting The Parliament Of Canada, Ottawa

Leaving those adorable beavers behind, our next stop in Quebec was hard to pronounce (at least, in my experience ?) Outaouais.

More specifically, in Outaouais we stayed in Gatineau, a city right next to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa (like literally across the river – you can see the Parliament of Canada from here!)

*Took me a while to get there but just in case you find it handy when you visit, Outaouais is kinda pronounced; Ooot-away.

Anyhooo, we arrived in Gatineau in the evening and just decided to kick back for the rest of the day. Our biggest plans for the evening were to grab dinner which, seeing as we had no driving left to do that day, meant that somewhere with decent cocktail beckoned.

For dinner, we headed over to Les Vilains Garc?ons for some absolutely delicious food an...

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Tips for Curing Wanderlust During COVID-19 Isolation

Tips for Curing Wanderlust During COVID-19 Isolation • The Blonde Abroad

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Dreaming of the Swiss Alps: 5 very high peaks In Zermatt

As things stand at the moment the travel industry has pretty much ground to a halt. Trying times, indeed. However the only constant thing is change and there will come a day when things return to normal, whatever normal is! In the meantime I guess we can all dream of that day when we can slate our thirst for wanderlust once again. Here’s something you might like to consider when that day arrives. Zermatt is almost completely surrounded by the high mountains of the Pennine Alps and it may surprise you to read that there are in total 38 peaks all of which are over 4,000m in the region.

This includes the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and its tallest peak, the Dufourspitze, which happens to be Switzerland’s highest peak at 4,634 metres...

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A Local’s Guide to Glacier National Park

A Local’s Guide to Glacier National Park • The Blonde Abroad

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3 outdoor activities to enjoy in a closed ski resort

We find ourselves in unchartered territory as Coronavirus tightens its global grip. For those that have made their way to a ski destination or indeed live in one, we can only look on as many of the resorts close and cease to spin their lifts. In an effort to glean something positive from this, there are fortunately still some sporting actives that we can enjoy – whilst maintaining safe social distancing and without placing ourselves at risk. Here are 3 outdoor activities that we can still enjoy in a closed ski resort.

1. Backcountry skiing

For those that have experience in avalanche terrain and/or the ability to hire a guide, backcountry skiing or snowboarding is an excellent alternative to resort riding...

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23 of The best travel books to Escape the World

Before we started traveling, we read a lot of travel books.

When we wanted to escape, we’d picked up a book and let the words transport us to exotic lands to have a great adventure. 

During our 7 years on the road full time, we made our own adventures but kept travel books by our side to inspire and learn about the destinations we visited.

Now that we have slowed down and finally have a home base again, we have set up our reading room with essential oils, cozy reading blankets, mellow music, and just the right lighting where we can be transported to another world.

Our Favorite Travel Books

It’s been exciting perusing the bookstore down the street to discover new books about travel, and it’s been fun to revisit some of our favorites.

best travel books to inspire wanderlust

In our opinion, these are the best travel books of ...

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Getting my Parents Home in the Florida Snowbird Exodus

It’s strange times we live in. As a couple who travels for a living, writes about travel and loves to travel, it is also an unstable time. We don’t know what the future will bring after a world wide virus.

Regardless of what happens, travel will be forever changed and we will have to change the ways that we travel and the ways that we write about travel.

But that is another story.

Today is an important time to think about health, safety, and family. We don’t take warnings lightly and we take the recommendations of our elected officials seriously.

When I talked to my parents who were in Florida last week, it was time to take action.

Note: There is no virus advice or information in this article, this is just our own personal experience.

My Parents are Snowbirds

For more than 20 yea...

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My Favorite Styles for Spring and Summer

My Favorite Styles for Spring and Summer • The Blonde Abroad

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