Travel

Travel tips and tricks from local Florida spots to international destinations. I know the secrets to cheap travel and I'm sharing them with you!

  • Atlanta City Guide

    Atlanta, Georgia will always have a special place in my heart. It’s the first place that I ever took a trip without my parents. My best friend and I packed up her car and took our first of many road trips to ATL. It started an annual event, and we’ve been back multiple times since that first visit. I’ve finally put together an Atlanta city guide you can follow with my favorite places to eat and visit for your next trip! What to Do: Now that I’ve been a few times I feel like I can give some solid recommendations on what to do in Atlanta, GA. The city has…

  • How to Have a Disney Day Without Visiting the Parks

    A Fun-Filled, Park-Free Disney Day Itinerary Do you want a Disney day without the long lines and high ticket prices? Are you a Disney fanatic and want to see what else they have to offer? Or do you live nearby and want a little staycation? I love a good park day as much as the next person, but with COVID-19 still lurking I won’t be visiting the parks for a little while even after they open up again in July. I’ve got the perfect park free Disney day in mind to ease back into things. Step 1: Pack your bag Before you start your fun-filled day there are some things…

  • The Best Carry-On Packing List for International Flights

    I don’t know about you but I love seeing other people’s packing lists, they always give me so many great ideas for my next trip. Today I am sharing with you my carry-on packing list for international travel. This includes everything I would normally bring on a domestic flight- plus a few extra items that are either necessary or make the long trip a lot more comfortable! My International Carry-On Packing List:  This guide is a great jumping-off point for your carry-on. Depending on the bag you’re allowed you might be able to fit more items like a laptop or camera. Those items require their own packing lists so for…

  • How to Eat Cheap While Traveling

    Being a Foodie on a Budget: One of my favorite parts about traveling is exploring the food scene. Whether that means trying out fun restaurants, breweries, or cafes I love it all! If you’ve taken a vacation before then you know that all of your food purchases really add up. Trips are expensive enough without paying for 3 meals a day. Lucky for you I’ve got the best tips to eat cheap while traveling on your next vacation! Inexpensive Food Options: 1. Go Grocery Shopping: Okay, I know this isn’t the magical trick you were hoping for but it really cuts costs and it isn’t as boring as it sounds.…

  • Welcome!

    Welcome friend! In Blonde Living you’ll find my favorite recipes, cheap travel guides, sustainable living tips and so much more! I’ll also be telling you my favorite local spots in the sunshine state. Florida has a lot more to offer than Mickey Mouse and orange juice (though I do love both), and I’ve lived here my whole life so let me show you around!

  • Top 5 Faves: Orlando Coffee Shops

    Like any major city, there is no shortage of coffee shops and cafes to choose from in Orlando. If you search “coffee shop” on yelp you get over 200 results! While I am sure plenty of these locations are perfectly good, I have compiled a list of my Top 5 Faves for you to help narrow down the search. Things I take into consideration: Both coffee and tea options Atmosphere and seating Veg*n food choices and dairy subs Entertainment & Free Wifi Location, location, location My Favorite Orlando Coffee Shops: 5. Craft & Common Craft & Common is located in the heart of downtown Orlando, so parking is a pain,…