Five Female Travel Bloggers You Need to Follow Right Now

Because I travel for a living, writing about the world can feel extremely daunting at times — being in a tube 24/7 can leave me feeling lethargic and lazy. TBH I think its the lack of oxygen traveling to my brain .. but thats neither here nor there. So when I’m needing some time off from creating the inspo myself, I turn to these amazing lady nomads for a travel brain pick me up! These gals are some of my most favorite travel creatives (in no particular order)  — all of their photos, videos and words just make you feel good. I honestly don’t know how they do it! Check out these powerhouses and get your next trip idea from their sites and Instagram feeds! xx Kye

  1. The Blonde Abroad – Kiersten  — She is everything I want to be — from her cool style to the way she travels. This girl has it all! Currently a South African resident, Kiersten adventures big and teaches you how to ball out too! Catch her adventures on her blog in the link above!
  2. Be My Travel Muse – Kristin — Another K name on the books, this girl has my entire heart and soul. I’ve been following her adventures since 2014 — Kristin is one of my many inspirations behind my solo trip for South East Asia. Amazing information for women who are just beginning their solo travel career!
  3. My Life’s A Travel Movie – Alyssa — I first became obsessed with this fellow Florida native about a year ago through her Instagram account. She posts the best insta-stories daily and has been on some pretty dope adventures. If you’re looking for a crazy cool traveler that is pretty real about their experience Alyssa is your girl!
  4. Helene in Between – Helene — She is the cutest German-Texan I ever did see. She started her blog after an injury left her in bed for a few months. She later realized her passion for traveling and took off from there! Helene has the best tips on how to build media kits and gain followers. AND she always replies to comments on her instagram story! Sooo I give her a plus 10!
  5. Courtney Scott – Courtney Scott totally gives me life and is always on the move. I am in love with her Instagram feed and all of the beautiful short films she produces. If you want to catch something gorgeous that makes you feel pretty from the inside out, make sure you pop on over to her page. Her editing skills are all I aspire to create. Not to mention the fact that her everyday Instagram stories are totally hilarious. Yuh I gotta girl crush and I don’t care who knows it!

 

Ohmyitskye’s 2018 Wanderlust Playlist

Hi! I love love love listening to music when I am in transit — it gives me the hype-ies. So I made you a playlist of my favorite airplane jams for this month. It is about an hour long and should give you the travel feels while you’re on the move. Okay, so you’ve got three options people — catch the song titles I listed below for what ever music vice you use, follow my playlist directly on Spotify · Ohmyitskye · January 2018 · Wanderlust Playlist or just listen directly on my website – also below! Okay that is all for now.

Loves Ya · xx Kye

  1. Alright · Stupead
  2. End Game · Taylor Swift · Ed Sheeran · Future
  3. Come Through And Chill · Miguel
  4. Who’s That Girl · Eve
  5. Sun Models · Odesza · Madelyn Grant
  6. Wild Thoughts (Medasin Remix) · Rihanna · Bryson Tiller · DJ Khaled
  7. Get Free · Major Lazer · Amber Coffman
  8. Bad Liar · Selena Gomez
  9. Girls Dem Sugar · Beanie Man · Mya
  10. HiiiJack · SZA
  11. Rockstar · Post Malone · 21 Savage
  12. Atlantis · Bridgit Mendler · Kaiydo
  13. Not Going Home · DVBBS · CMC$ ·Gia Koka
  14. Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked · Cage The Elephant
  15. Best I Ever Had · Drake
  16. Havana · Camila Cabello · Young Thug
  17. Super Far · LANY
  18. Death Of A Bachelor · Panic! At The Disco
  19. River · Leon Bridges
  20. Sweet Creature · Harry Styles

Ohmyitskye Goes to Chile

Happy Weekend! It is about time that I drop another video on you .. y’all ready? If you weren’t already itching to travel this one should do the trick! I grabbed my pal Lex and went to Chile last April to visit Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama and Valparaiso, all thanks to a badass deal on TravelPirates!

So v quick back story on my Chile trip — I came in from working an overnight flight and stumbled upon an error fare with Copa Airlines — who by the way are amazing to fly on –talk about throwing it back old school they had meals on meals on meals. I’m telling you they even fed me for my puny three hour flight down to Panama!

Back to the story, so I had been wanting to make the trek down to Argentina, but when I saw the numbers I couldn’t resist, so I jumped ship and purchased my fat round trip ticket for a whopping total of $190 dollars from DC to Santiago. WHAAAAT. Like how awesome?

When I began to start researching Chile and which direction to go because we were limited on time and because it is like the longest skinniest country ever, I realized how much this South American treasure had to offer. You can literally do anything there. You can get caught in a desert storm or go glacier hiking – eat seafood by the coast or stuff your face with the best steak and potatoes you’ve ever had — dive right into the heart of a city or choose a place that is a little more desolate. Like you can seriously do ANYTHING!

Pick your adventure and your direction and you are bound to have an incredible time!

So fast forward a few months after I purchased my ticket I mentioned to a few pals to keep their eye on Chile .. I predicted it would be the number one spot to travel to in 2018 .. dun dun dun dun! Low and behold! My trusty sources at Lonely Planet released their top countries to visit in 2018 and guess who made the number one spot .. You guessed it people. Mother – Freaking – CHILE! You can peep that list RIGHT HERE! Go. Pack your things and go.

Side note — this is my fourth year in a row predicting the number travel destination for the following year .. I think I may be on to something. Maybe i’ll set out my predictions for 2019 around April!

ANYHOOOO check out my video below! And if you havent already, make sure you like and subscribe to my Ohmyitskye YouTube Channel and stay tuned for more fun things happening all throughout this year!

xx Kye

Can A Travel Blogger/Professional Become Tired of Traveling?

It’s complicated. You know.

I feel like I have been in a relationship with travel for a very long time.. and though I haven’t stopped moving in the last year.. In fact, I think I have traveled the most consistently this year.. I think my relationship status with wanderlust has currently changed.

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**Flight Attendant Gone Wild**

It’s Monday morning and all of a sudden you want to be a Flight Attendant — Well first things first subscribe to my email list below to receive my exclusive article on ‘Three Simple Steps to Become a Flight Attendant’ immediately — for your reading pleasure!

Next up on the agenda — Yes I did crawl into a bin to take a picture. Yes it was hilarious watching me shimmy myself up into that damn thing. Yes the plane was empty. No I did not injure myself on the way down. Yes I have photos. So here you go!

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**Disclaimer – please do not try this on your next flight. It will make for a very unhappy flight crew haha!**

We arrived a little bit earlier than expected so we had about twenty minutes of down time and decided to have a little photo shoot! I never expected to get such great feedback from this photo — it was a silly, fun twenty minutes between flights that turned into a ton of hysterical photos. We were cracking up the entire time.

I love my job. It allows me to have the life I desire — If you are curious about the cabin crew world SUBSCRIBE to my newsletter below to get all of my exclusive tips and tricks on how to become a flight attendant from a cabin crew expert!




xx Kye

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Boston in 15 Hours or Less!

A light-hearted post for your Tuesday. I went to Boston over the weekend for less than fifteen hours. It was 26 degrees and I haven’t made you a video in a while. If you only have a couple of hours in Boston and don’t want to:

A. Be super bored.. B. Stay in the airport or.. C. Eat McDonald’s – here is your quick guide to Boston in 45 seconds.

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No Brain. No Post. Sorry.

Hi! It’s Wednesday I’ve been pretty awful at keeping this schedule but honestly it’s been life guys. Life has completely gotten in the way. A couple of weeks ago we had Matthew hit us down here in good ole South Florida and although we were fortunate enough to barely even have any palm fronds fall from the sky, your girl Ohmyitskye managed to forget her computer charger in the shuffle of storm preparation. So go me!

And that is when this no post thing just got rolling. Last week I was super sick, so I did nothing but pretend to eat soup, take NyQuil and basically just die on the couch. So that also resulted in no posts for you. So sorry. I’m bad. I know. Please forgive me.

So actually I don’t even know what I came here to talk to you about. I guess not much really, my brain is still on recovery mode therefore its full function has yet to be restored.

Maybe on Friday we can talk about being sick on a plane and what you should do. Although is you are sick, please do not get on a plane. It’s only going to make your life way worse. Stay where you are and pout until you feel better. Only then should you drive to the airport, retrieve your ticket, go through security and board your flight. Just saying.

Alright well that is all folks. Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I have little to no travel advice for you.

xx Kye

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Why Traveling is Better Than Xanax

Today we are going to talk about mental health. Even though we are in the middle of October.. Mental Health Week was this first week of this glorious pumpkin picking, sweater wearing month. I’m late, but what’s new. Let’s talk about it.

Hi my name is Kylie, I have dealt with anxiety and depression on and off for the last 5 years of my adult life. I’m not going to go into the depths of it because A. It’s a long story  B. It is still a little bit too raw to get into too much detail and C. I’m just not ready to blast you with that type of melodrama over the internet. But just know that it exists in my world.

And in my world traveling has always been the cure. It is the thing that grounds me and brings me back to my center. Diving deep into a different culture gives me a chance to take a step out of my brain and peer into my soul. It is the most important thing I do.

Now I am not discrediting the pharmaceutical side of mental health.. because trust me Xanax is a god among drugs and really works when you feel like your heart might explode out of your chest. What I do want to bring attention to is the freedom that traveling gives me, when I am feeling the lowest of lows. And I have found that I am not the only one.

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The Art of Doing Nothing

***Hello internet world! I know I have been MIA. We had the Matthew scare down here last week in South Florida, which meant I spent two full days preparing for one inch of rain. That being said, we are feeling super blessed that all we received were mild winds and a little water, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that was affected. It’s heartbreaking to see how much damage this storm caused not only to our sister states but also to our Caribbean neighbors. Sending so many good vibes. Below is the post that was meant for last Wednesday, hope it is still semi-relevant. xx Kye***

An art I have perfected, is the art of doing nothing. Yes this is a travel blog. Yes I know, you are wondering why I am talking about doing nothing. But we are talking about the art of nothingness because it does pertain to travel, and it’s importance is immense.

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30 Seconds in Portland

Hi!

Portland. I was there. Not for long, but I was there. How do you do Portland in in less than 20 hours? Well this is how I did it.

10pm – Go to a brewery, we arrived pretty late so we popped into a pub for some grub and a drank.

1am?? – Go to sleep? Prepare for next day.

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9am – For my new internet friends please note that I am not an early riser. If I was though, I would have snuck away to check out Forest Park, it is supposed to be incredible. But since I am a zombie, until I have a fat coffee that is precisely what I did. So 9am..Have coffee (not from Starbucks) ask the barista what you should do for the day and then find yourself a cute delicatessen for breakfast. Latkes for errbody.

10am – Go to Powell’s Bookstore and go get a book! That place is like nine stories tall and an entire block long. I can guarantee they probably have what you are looking for.

11am – Go thrifting.. duh. It’s Portland.

12pm – Sit in a square; or in a park or something that is outside and nature friendly and surrounded by people. There are a ton. Pioneer Courthouse Square, O’Bryant Square, Chapman Square. Just to name a few. Click here for a full list. This would be a good time to start reading your new book.

1pm – Talk to a hippie trying to save the children on your way to find lunch. (This will take at least 20 minutes, but it is kind of crucial for the Portland experience that this happens.. so just do it.)

1:25pm – Go find lunch.. more specifically go find lunch at Food Truck Corner.. Do I need to explain why or do we understand each other? Here is the address.

2pm – Savor the misty weather of this yummy Northwest city. Enjoy your lunch. Walk back to your hotel and pack.

This is how you do a Portland overnight in less than 20 hours. What did I miss? How do you do Portland in less than a day?

Happy Friday friends.

xx Kye

Go to Colombia!

As you all know, I took time to travel through part of the great country of Colombia this past weekend. So I made you a video.. I know I was supposed to bring you a video on Friday, but I didn’t.. so here it is now. I hope you enjoy! Can’t wait to tell you more about my trip later this week!

Until then, see you in Portland!

xx Kye

To Colombia We Go!

Hello. I’m supposed to be writing this post from New York, specifically Flushing, however my travel plans were disrupted by a few birds that decided life was just way too much for them to handle. They committed birdie suicide by flying directly into some very sharp propellors, which left me stranded in St. Thomas – poor me right? Right. I didn’t even get to leave the airport. Wah. So unfortunately, I am coming to you live from my couch, in not so sunny South Florida.

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That being said apparently this is becoming the blog of weekly updates and unfulfilled plans.. plans that just do not quite make it to the drawing board. My initial post was going to be a quick “How To..” post about an over looked city with hella good dim sim; but since I never made it, you will never know. *MUAHAHAHA* cue villain serenade. Just kidding, it’s an important piece that I’m planning with a killer photog friend of mine Magthree ***Featured Below***!  So give it time.. give it time.

Compliments of Magthree.. Boss Status
Compliments of Magthree.. Boss Status

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Florida Keys Livin’

Good Morning Friday! As you know Fridays are for videos, and this specific Friday is for videos of the Florida Keys! YAY. The fam-bam and I take an annual trip to Key Largo every summers-end. This summer our trip was almost canceled because of the lovely Harmine the Hurricane. Alas she skipped right over us! I’m trying to get better at this video thing, so bare with me for the time being!

However, if you do find my videos semi-barable, make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get all the current videos before anyone else!

Happy Friday! xx Kye

The Two Week Rule

Good Morning Friends! This is going to be a quick post since I drowned you with words last week. Think 500 words or less. Also I am in Atlanta and its 8am and I was not prepared to bring you top-notch info today, I was in The Florida Keys all weekend. Oops. Rest assured I have a video prepared for Friday, just no words to go along with it.

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Actually I intended on having words, but I had quite the day yesterday; after realizing I was working at 10am NOT 10pm, I spilled coffee on myself not once but twice, split my finger open, was blocked in by a construction vehicle when I was leaving for my already late start to work and got a run in my tights while en route to said job. So without further ado here is the two-week rule.

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