theblondeabroad

Kiki (The Blonde Abroad)

Escape Artist | Mother of Drones 📍 Currently Exploring: #Sydney 🐨 📷 Lightroom Presets @tbapresets 🌍 All-Female Tours @tbaescapes NEW Website! ↙️

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Top 🐨ty weather! 😏 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It might sound weird, but I often prefer to photograph myself. I still get camera shy if someone is shooting me. And, I am a photographer at heart. So it’s a fun challenge to be creative with how I shoot. For photos like this, I set up my tripod and put my camera on an interval timer setting to take a photo every second for 50 photos and then pick my favorite from the batch. I am able to get my composition and lighting right before pressing the shutter and jumping into frame. I probably look like a crazy tourist but it feels more natural for me and I end up looking way more comfortable in photos. A few quick tips for self-shooting: 1. Don’t be embarrassed. They’re your memories and you can’t expect someone to always be there to capture them for you. 2. Read up on the rule of 3rds. It’s not the end-all-be-all of composition, but it’s a good guideline to work from (you’ll understand why I was so satisfied with my lines in this shot— thanks 🐦!) 3. Don’t skip the edit. I shoot in RAW (it gives more flexibility with your post-processing) and use my Lightroom @tbapresets for desktop and mobile! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #sydney #australia #tbapresets #ilovesydney #seeaustralia #fujifilmx_us
How ya goin’, mate? 🇦🇺 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I’m so excited to be back in the land of abbreviations! 7 years ago, I came to Sydney for the very first time. That summer, I spent 3 months traveling through Australia, Southeast Asia and New Zealand, and went on my first big solo adventure to Thailand. I kept a daily online journal that would eventually become “The Blonde Abroad” — so, needless to say, that trip changed the course of my life forever and I’ve got a very special place in my heart for this country. I’ll be spending the next week here, so grab your budgie smugglers, pour yourself a cuppa and tune into my IG stories for updates every arvo! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #sydney #australia #tbapresets #ilovesydney #seeaustralia
Cape Town is well-known for its unpredictable weather— often times, you can experience all four seasons in one day! ☀️🌧🍂 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Because I like to be prepared for anything, I love to dress in layers. With just a few different items and accessories, you can go from a yoga class to a hike to happy hour with friends. I'm rocking some of my favorite fall apparel from @Backcountry (currently obsessing over mustard yellows and rich burgundies). You can get 15% off your first order with code 'KIKI15' (some exclusions apply!), so check out my outfit details, and more of Backcountry's apparel and accessories, on my @liketoknow.it and TheBlondeAbroad.com 🍁LINK IN BIO 🍁 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Ad #GOATworthy http://liketk.it/2xNvM #liketkit
This pretty little city by the sea has my 💙 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #capetown #southafrica #tbapresets
Exploring Texas-- from Dallas to Austin! 🚌 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Don't miss my vlogs from my time in Dallas and Austin with @GreyhoundLines by clicking my LINK IN BIO! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Use my promo code 'kiki20' by October 15th for 20% off your next adventure onboard a Greyhound bus (between Oct 10th - Nov 14th, 2018). Valid for the first 5,000 people only! #AffordToExplore #Ad
That view tho 💙😍💙 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Thanks for the snap @chelseasandberg ! | #capetown #southafrica #tbaescapes #fujifilmx_us
I had such a blast in Austin, from exploring South Congress to hosting a river tubing meet-up on the San Marcos River! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I traveled from Dallas to Austin with @GreyhoundLines for a fraction of the cost of renting a car or flying—plus I was able to sit back and work the whole time because there were power outlets at every seat and free WiFi! (A dream come true for a travel blogger!) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Use my promo code 'kiki20' by October 15th for 20% off your next adventure onboard a Greyhound bus (between Oct 10th - Nov 14th, 2018). Valid for the first 5,000 people only! #AffordToExplore #Ad
Blending in 💙💛❤️💚 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The first signs of summer in Muizenberg— Bring on the beach days! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Edited with @tbapresets | #tbaescapes #tbapresets
Our signature @TBAescapes beach picnic 🧀🍇🍯 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sometimes, the best things in life involve good food, new friends, and a beautiful sunset! 🌅 Head to www.TBAescapes.com to join the waiting list for future “From the Beach to the Bush” South Africa Photography Tours! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #tbaescapes #fujifilmx_us #tbapresets
I’m so excited to welcome my next @TBAescapes group to South Africa! 🐧 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Today, 12 women fly into Cape Town to join me on my all-female South Africa Photography Tour in partnership @fujifilmx_us ! 📸 We’ll be snapping our way through Cape Town on a helicopter tour over the city, a beach picnic at sunset and, of course, a visit to meet the African penguins! We’ll then head out for a Big 5 Safari complete with bush breakfasts and game drives where we’ll hopefully spot these guys—> 🦏 🦁 🐘 🐃 🐆!!! Then, it’s off to the Cape Winelands for some farm-to-table food and LOTS of wine tasting! By the end of the year, we’ll have hosted nearly 100 women on TBA Escapes tours and retreats! To join the waiting list for future tours, head to @TBAescapes and click the link in bio! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #TBAescapes #capetown #southafrica
Another brewtiful day in Cape Town ☕️ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Back into my morning routine and favorite coffee shop! These all-black HiFi sunglasses from @RefreshEyewear are my go-to shades (especially when I don't feel like putting on makeup 😜). They're affordable, comfortable, stylish, and have 100% UV protection. Plus, the shape is classic so they go with any outfit! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Ad #HitRefresh
Oh heyyyy Cape Town! 😏😍 I missed ya •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #capetown #southafrica
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