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.

Staying at Jack’s Camp in Botswana

In Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, I indulged my love for vintage luxury at one of Botswana’s most beautiful camps. Here’s my experience staying at Jack’s Camp in Botswana.

The Best Apps for Bloggers to Stay Organized

Whether you are a total newbie or a full-time professional blogger, it’s all about getting and staying organized, and I use a lot of organizational apps. Here are the best apps for bloggers to stay organized!

The Best Rooftop Bars in Cape Town

Visiting local rooftop bars is one of my favorite things to do in Cape Town. Seeing the city from up high illuminates its beauty. Thirsty? Check out the best rooftop bars in Cape Town.

The Local’s Guide to Cape Town for Coffee Lovers

Now that I’ve pounded the pavement in Cape Town for some time, it’s only right that I should share my insider's guide to the best cafés around town. Check out my local’s guide to Cape Town for coffee lovers.

A Beer Lover’s Guide to Cape Town

South Africa may be known for its rich wine culture, but the country also boasts a thriving craft and traditional beer scene. Ready to quench your thirst? Check out my beer lover’s guide to Cape Town.

10 Local Gins to Try in Cape Town

Since moving to Cape Town, I've made it my mission to try as many of the local gins as possible. When you’re here, check them out and be sure to snag a few bottles for souvenirs. In no particular order, here's my pick of 10 local gins to try in Cape Town.

The Most Romantic Things to Do in Cape Town

Grab your significant other (or your bestie!) and get around to some of Cape Town’s most picturesque and exciting spots. Here are the most romantic things to do in Cape Town.

Redefining Blonde with Herbal Essences

I got involved with Herbal Essences because I love their message: let life in! Ever since I became The Blonde Abroad six years ago, I’ve been on a mission to inspire you guys to do exactly that.

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit the Christmas Markets in Europe

Nobody does Christmas like central Europe. Throughout Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and beyond, you will find the greatest Christmas markets in the world. Start planning your own trip to visit the Christmas Markets in Europe.

“Dunes Meet the Ocean” 4×4 Tour in Namibia

This dramatic six-mile-long lagoon is where the sapphire South Atlantic Ocean meets the endless deserts of Namibia. Get ready to fall in love with the world’s oldest desert. Here’s my experience doing a "Dunes Meets the Ocean" 4x4 Tour in Namibia.

Best Road Trips Around the World

Hitting the open road in a foreign country easily goes down as one of the most liberating things to enjoy. Ready to hit the road? Here are some of the best road trips around the world.

Staying at Spitzkoppen Lodge in Namibia

Just north of South Africa, Namibia is a destination like no other. Ready for the ultimate eco-escape? Here’s what it’s like staying at the Spitzkoppen Lodge in Namibia.

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Puerto Rico

With an ideal location this gorgeous spot is a dream destination. Here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit Puerto Rico!

Travel Resolutions to Make for 2018 

Wherever you want to go and whatever you want to do, make 2018 your year to get out there and see the world! Here are a few essential travel resolutions to make for 2018.

Travel Bucket List for 2018

Where will 2018 take you? I've been daydreaming about all of the far-flung destinations and local hotspots I want to explore this year. See what inspired my ultimate 2018 Travel Bucket List.

Spearfishing Lionfish in Belize

The stunning reefs, fisheries and coastal communities of Belize are threatened by unwanted guests — Lionfish. Here’s my experience Spearfishing Lionfish in Belize.