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.

Tips for Driving Iceland’s Ring Road

Traveling to Iceland and driving the Ring Road was one of my most unforgettable experiences. Here are some tips for driving Iceland's Ring Road!

Staying at ARIA on the Las Vegas Strip

When I think of fun places to glam it up, Las Vegas is at the top of my list. Staying at the ARIA on the Vegas Strip was a great part of my trip!

How to Expedite Your U.S. Passport Renewal

If you need to replace your passport or get one for the first time, you can do it in a flash. Here's how to expedite your US Passport renewal!

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Kenya

From the Indian Ocean coastline to a sweeping savannah to the famous Great Rift Valley, Kenya has it all. Here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit Kenya!

Visiting the Fellah Hotel in Marrakech

I'm in love with boutique hotels and this Moroccan gem is going right into my collection. Here's my experience visiting the Fellah Hotel in Marrakech.

Staying at L’Ma Lodge in Morocco

The Skoura Valley captured my imagination as soon as I arrived. Check out my visit to this oasis in the middle of the desert at L'Ma Lodge in Morocco!

The Best Time to Go to South Africa

The weather in Cape Town is similar to SoCal, and my new stomping grounds are beautiful 365 days a year. Here is the best time to go to South Africa!

What to Pack for a Cold-Weather Trip

The key to packing for a winter trip is lots of warm layers, stylish coats, and quality outerwear. Here's what to pack for a cold-weather trip!

Staying at Mahali Mzuri in Kenya

Mahali Mzuri means “beautiful place” in Swahili, but the phrase hardly does justice to what you’ll see while staying at Mahali Mzuri in Kenya.

Fall Travel Style Guide: 2017 Edition

Layer up with earth colors, mini skirts and leggings-- be sure to grab some embroidered booties and accessories too. Check out my fall travel style guide!

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Southern California

I am a California girl born and bread. There are so many things to see and do here so check out these 20 photos to inspire you to visit Southern California!

Tips for Cleaning Clothes While Traveling

It can be hard to maneuver doing loads of laundry while on the go. Here are some of my top tips for cleaning clothes while traveling!

Travel-Friendly Beauty Routines for Every Budget

Traveling can take a serious toll on your beauty routine and quality. To combat this, here are my travel-friendly beauty hacks for every budget!

6 Ways to Spend Less on Travel

Money is no excuse not to travel. Through my adventures I have gathered some budget-busters. Here are six ways to spend less on travel!

Staying at ARRIVE in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a great little place for a California getaway. Relax completely on your trip while staying at ARRIVE in Palm Springs!

The Ultimate Gili Trawangan Travel Guide

With direct ferries from Bali, this is one place you won’t want to miss. Here’s my ultimate guide to Gili T.