About Kiersten Rich

Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.

A Guide to Mahé Island in the Seychelles

With pristine white-sand beaches, lush forests, and dramatic mountains, Mahé Island in the Seychelles is a true tropical paradise.

Staying at La Mamounia in Marrakech

La Mamounia is a palace-hotel in Marrakech, with lush textiles, exotic tile-work, sparkling fountains, and gorgeous woodwork!

Exploring Morocco with the Herbal Essences bio:renew Collection

The new Herbal Essences' bio:renew collection is seriously impressive and has made my hair look and smell like a dream.

What to Pack for an African Safari

I was confronted with a completely new packing dilemma when planning my trip to Kenya. What should I pack for an African safari?

Travel-Friendly Kimono Dress by Encircled

I’ve learned the value of versatile and functional fashion-- so I'm excited to share the travel-friendly Retrograde Kimono Dress by Encircled!

Summer Essential: Shiseido Sports BB WetForce SPF 50+

I’ve tried BB creams with SPF before but it’s hard to find a product that can keep up with me-- here’s the lowdown on Shiseido Sports BB WetForce SPF 50+.

The Best Mother-Daughter Getaways Around the World

From cooking classes, to wine tasting, to yoga retreats, there's endless options around the globe to pamper your mom on a Mother Daughter getaway!

Visiting Gondwana Game Reserve in South Africa

Just a four-hour drive from Cape Town, the Gondwana Game Reserve in South Africa will give you an authentic African safari experience.

My Seychelles Itinerary on Crystal Cruises’ Esprit Yacht

During my time exploring the Seychelles Islands, I was lucky enough to spend some time on the Crystal Cruises' Esprit Yacht!

Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam for Travel

I struggle to keep my hair from becoming oily & dull when traveling. To combat this, I tried Drybar's next-gen product, the Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam!

Staying at Riad Yasmine in Marrakech

The Riad Yasmine in Marrakech is in a league all its own. This boutique hotel is one of Instagram’s most famous spots, and it’s easy to see why.

Visiting Black Turtle Cove in the Galápagos

After exploring Rábida Island on the sixth day of my Galápagos cruise , we took a trip over to the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove.

The Best Luggage, Bags and Backpacks for Travel

Travel is so much easier when you have the right kind of bag for the trip. After years of travel, here's my best luggage, bags and backpack recommendations!

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Bogotá

The city is full of life, culture, and brimming with people from all over the world— here's why you need to visit Bogotá!

Lunch & Spa Day at Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff is an institution of luxury in Stellenbosch, with its state-of-the art winery, refined restaurant and exclusive lodging options.

Giant Tortoises and Lava Tubes on Santa Cruz Island

On the last day of my Galápagos cruise, we wandered through lava tubes on Santa Cruz Island, and then got to see giant Galápagos tortoises.