Get to know our Travel Insurance Master Affiliate, Courtney of Blonde on a Boat! As a digital nomad solo traveling through South America, she has become location independent and hopes to inspire others to do the same! Follow Courtney's adventures and learn about her travel tips along the way.

Blog and Social:
Instagram - @blonde_onaboat and @itsme_courtneyg
Tiktok - @itsme_courtneyg

Courtney, where are you located?

Digital nomading in South America – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and leave for Argentina in one week (home base split between Tampa, FL and Arkansas).

When did you start your blog?

In Spring 2018, before I studied abroad with Semester at Sea.

Walk me through how or why you started?

I started it as both a requirement for the grant I had gotten through my Honors College and as a way for my family and friends back home to keep up with me as I traveled so quickly in such a short amount of time. It has proven useful as I have kept up that trend throughout the remainder of my undergrad and adult life!

Do you feature a specific type of travel or area?

No, really it has been sort of a journal for me so far but I hope to turn it into something helpful for others soon.

What is your favorite part about being a blogger?

It helps me go back and remember how I felt, what I did, and all the experiences I had.

What is your favorite or dream destination?

My favorites so far have been Vietnam, India, and Brazil. I love anywhere with warm weather, good food, and welcoming people. My dream destination is to go to Bali as a digital nomad and the Maldives on a honeymoon!

What is your favorite travel tip?

Make sure to check other airports near to you for the best price on a big trip, driving a few hours could end up saving you hundreds!

What other suggestions do you have for travelers?

Just get out there and go for adventures and take the mess as it comes :) Traveling is often anything but perfect but that’s half the fun, and it will help you build so much confidence, connections, and lasting memories.

What suggestions do you have for bloggers or what has been the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome with your blog?

Obstacle - SEO and how to get it out there to others who don’t follow me on social media. Open to suggestions!

How can our readers follow your travels?

Instagram and tiktok are the best ways! I just created an email subscription to my blog too, so they can sign up with the link in my bio for future updates as I grow and get better at the whole travel blogger thing.

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