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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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.
Life as a flight attendant definitely has it perks. Living on the road 98% of the time comes with a lot of quirks and you begin to live as full-time nomad. While most people become regulars at their favorite local restaurants or bars, I’ve become a regular at several places, they just happen to able all over the country.
In LA there is a quaint greek spot by my hotel and my favorite noodle bar down the street. New York has a sweet spot that serves the freshest dim sum in the heart of Flushing. I have my coffee place in San Diego and the fresh peanut butter stand from the Saturday market. The perfectly spiced kabab from my Lebanese treasure in Detroit. Our shuttle drivers greet me with their warm smiles and tell me ‘it’s been too long.’ The den in Boston is stock piled for the crews that come by, equipped with la-z-boys and books just to make you feel at home. And how can I forget the bartenders in Baltimore that still remember you drink order even if it has been a few of weeks.
How can I explain all the beautiful that comes from being a regular in a situation that isn’t the most regular. All of the familiar faces and places are what make this job the best and unique career on the planet.
So when you finish work on Friday night and head out to meet your friends, I do the same. It just happens to be somewhere else. A few weeks ago we took our after work outing to Venice Beach for some Poke and carnival food. I’ll take the California sunshine all day — plus it keeps my hair perfect! Check out my latest video for some Cali INSPO or if you need a travel pick me up. When I have really long layovers I call them my f-acations (Fake Vacation) — because I get to play in new places — working seriously feels like a dream sometimes!
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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!
**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.
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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.
***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.