The Open Minded Blonde (@theopenmindedblonde) — 24 | TRAVEL BLOG
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Grand Canyon 🔸 one of my most favourite pictures I’ve ever taken. After finishin
Grand Canyon 🔸 one of my most favourite pictures I’ve ever taken. After finishing up my exchange on the east coast, I headed across to the west and hit up Hawaii before joining a group tour. 🔸 One really great thing to be a part of is a group tour: if you’re travelling alone, don’t want to head to really fun places alone (I.e. Las Vegas) then an organized group tour can be incredible. I went through @statravel and booked with a company called @gadventures who were amazing. So amazing that I booked a tour from them that went from Mexico to Costa Rico for 7 weeks. I also just booked a tour with my boyfriend for Peru to Bolivia in October, so I’ll let you know how it goes ☺️ 🔸 I have also heard though that other group tour companies can be great, such as Contiki. I just found @gadventures to be the best for money and value! 🔸 But yeah, I met one of my now really good friends on my tour and we hit up the Grand Canyon (after having the BEST time in Vegas) and now we travel the world to see each other 👯‍♀️ 🔸 If anyone wants to know the specific tour just let me, should be able to find it somewhere ☺️
18.05.2019 19:34:57
Boston 🥧 is one of those cities that comes across as a hardworking, people’s cit
Boston 🥧 is one of those cities that comes across as a hardworking, people’s city. I’ve been lucky to head there twice now - once by myself and the second time with a group for #stpatricksday which is really fun! ☘️ There’s a lot of history to explore in Boston, as well as a beautiful park that was designed by the same man that designed Central Park. It has a lake for swan boats and would be a lovely place to go in the summer! ✨ Boston is also home to a really great food market @quinypublicmarket that has the best clam chowder and lobster rolls. Around this area, there’s also really great seafood restaurants, pubs and the oldest restaurant in America 🇺🇸 ✨ To make a trip even better, see if you can catch a @nhlbruins ice hockey game or a @redsox baseball game. Boston are pretty proud of their sports teams and the atmosphere would be amazing ☺️ Oh and try head there in the summer - a lot more time outside ☀️
16.05.2019 11:44:58
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so I think for the next few posts I’m going to scale back to all my favourite pl
so I think for the next few posts I’m going to scale back to all my favourite places I’ve travelled to so far. Not only is this a great way to showcase some fun facts but it’s also a way of giving me time to take more great shots from Toronto for you! Starting off is New York 🍕 I was lucky enough to do a semester in the USA when I was 21 and it’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to me! Maybe I’ll do a #youtube video about it... Anyway - I don’t need to talk about how incredible New York is - just visit and see for yourself 🗽 Just get ready for some shots of my 6 months living in the USA 🇺🇸
16.05.2019 01:11:47
just a pretty cherry blossom shot on my way to work today 🌸
just a pretty cherry blossom shot on my way to work today 🌸...more
12.05.2019 23:48:59
it’s officially my one month anniversary in Toronto today! I just wanted to say
it’s officially my one month anniversary in Toronto today! I just wanted to say I am so so grateful I got a chance to live here for the past year - I have progressed and grown so much and I’m incredibly happy about it all. I’ve got myself some good friends, a really lovely cosy little place to stay and two jobs I absolutely love! Couldn’t be happier if I tried ☺️ P.s this is taken at the Ed Sheeran last fall time. If you ever get the chance to live in Toronto (or even a major city at all) then take advantage of all the amazing concerts that come to town. This year I’m hoping to see @michaelbuble, @shawnmendes and some other Canadian beauties! Oh and @dianaross is coming 😍😍😍 check out @stubhub or @ticketmaster for tickets!
11.05.2019 02:05:47
a second shot from the content shoot with the incredible @topknotinc! Get used t
a second shot from the content shoot with the incredible @topknotinc! Get used to me talking a big game about these caps this summer (and forever) because I am obsessed 🙌
09.05.2019 22:29:03
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content shoot today with @topknotinc in the beautiful cherry blossoms 🌸 if your
content shoot today with @topknotinc in the beautiful cherry blossoms 🌸 if your in Toronto this week or next week make sure you stop by High Park and check them out! Interesting Fact: the cherry blossoms were gifted to Toronto by the Mayor of Tokyo in 1959 which is super cute 🌸
08.05.2019 20:49:11
walking to work and I came across this bright yellow car and I just had to share
walking to work and I came across this bright yellow car and I just had to share it with the world ✨
07.05.2019 12:54:50
Hope everyone is having a super good start to the week - this is a post just to
Hope everyone is having a super good start to the week - this is a post just to say my new YouTube video is up! It’s all about how I loved to Canada and how you can too! Or how you can move anywhere really! . . . Comment below and tell me some awesome YouTubers to subscribe too or if anyone else has a channel! 🌻
07.05.2019 02:35:24
I’m very lucky to have people come visit me from home sometimes ✨
I’m very lucky to have people come visit me from home sometimes ✨...more
05.05.2019 12:00:57
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Queens Quay ✨ another beautiful part of Toronto is down by the waterfront. You c
Queens Quay ✨ another beautiful part of Toronto is down by the waterfront. You can actually hire a little 2 person speedboat and cruise around the islands - no experience needed - just a drivers license. We hopped on a little boat a sped around for an hour in the sunshine ☀️ it was beautiful! There’s also really relaxing walks as well as the views of the airport, there’s something incredible soothing about watching plane land and take off. Hugely recommend this in the summer! ☺️
03.05.2019 15:56:19
Downtown Toronto ✨ if you’re heading to the city this summer - you will most lik
Downtown Toronto ✨ if you’re heading to the city this summer - you will most likely check out Queen Street. It has so much to offer! Such as really funky restaurants and bars such as @rivolitoronto! As well as beautiful patio spots for summer ciders 🙌 It’s also home to Graffiti Alleyway which showcases some of the best graffiti artwork in Toronto (a city that has some of the most incredible street work) as well as various stores that are quirky and different - check out @blackmarketvintage or @thelatestscoop_ if you’re interested!
02.05.2019 11:49:17
Last one I promise - it just deserves all the love it can get 🙌
Last one I promise - it just deserves all the love it can get 🙌...more
29.04.2019 23:33:01
Another shot from the incredible CNE here in Toronto which is believe starts in
Another shot from the incredible CNE here in Toronto which is believe starts in June! It’s this super fun amusement set up with a food expo and so many more really fun things to do!! If you’re heading to Toronto for the summer make sure you come ✌🏻🎡
28.04.2019 13:49:00
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i think it’s time I posted about the beautiful Toronto summer! We are only a few
i think it’s time I posted about the beautiful Toronto summer! We are only a few more weeks away from SERIOUSLY amazing weather ☀️☀️☀️ get ready for some pointers on how to have an amazing summer here!
27.04.2019 15:19:35
another palm tree shot to brighten up this rainy Friday ☔️ this is taken in Hono
another palm tree shot to brighten up this rainy Friday ☔️ this is taken in Honolulu! It’s super beautiful there and I recommend that everyone goes to Hawaii at least once in there lifetime! Such natural beauty, wonderful people with an incredible culture to match 🌴 Hawaii doesn’t need to be expensive! I booked a flight from LA - I think it cost me $130 the first time. The second time I booked my flight from New York and it cost me $300! We also booked the CUTEST Airbnb when we were there too, I don’t think it cost us an arm and leg either! Probably the most expensive part was hiring a car but it’s all worth it. For the even cheaper side - I would look at hostels - they often have free tours and surfboards to make your trip even better 🌺
26.04.2019 13:13:25
HELP HELP - I’m researching all the ways to get this YouTube channel up and runn
HELP HELP - I’m researching all the ways to get this YouTube channel up and running - does anyone have any great tips and tricks? I’m planning to make a channel where I talk about travel, how to immigrate and all sorts of tips for that! I also want to tap into really important issues too - like climate change and mental health awareness. Please send me your ideas my friends 🙌
25.04.2019 17:35:39
Booked all my flights for all my trips and I am SO EXCITED. I cannot wait to be
Booked all my flights for all my trips and I am SO EXCITED. I cannot wait to be out in the sunshine with all those palm trees in all these beautiful parts of the world 🌎 I’m pretty religious about saving all my money and heading to any country I can! I feel like travelling helps people see the world in a different way, helps you open your mind and meet people you never thought you would. 🌎 I thought my upbringing was a little rough around the edges sometimes, but then I left my home country, bought some plane tickets and met people with CRAZY amazing stories. People who have been through unbelievable ups and downs. All sorts of colourful backgrounds and upbringings 🌎 If I had stayed in my little city (which is beautiful, check out Edinburgh one day if you can) then I wouldn’t know how different cultures live, how safe my country really is, how lucky I am to be from there! Boy I am lucky!! 🌎 I think everyone in there lifetime should throw out their stuff they don’t need, pack a bag and just visit somewhere beautiful. And if you get the chance, try living in another country, even for a few months. It’s life changing 🌎 Has anyone ever moved anywhere that’s changed their life? Or traveled somewhere that’s changed their perspective on the world?
23.04.2019 13:43:15
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