Becca Blond Bio

Travel Writer


Becca Blond is a Lowell Thomas award-winning travel and lifestyle writer. She is the author of more than 30 Lonely Planet travel guidebooks across five continents.

These days she no longer writes guidebooks, but still writes full-time, creating travel content regularly for PlanetWare, Lonely Planet, Afar, Matador Network, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, and Bleu Magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Us Weekly, The Guardian, and USA Today 10 Best among others.

Becca lives with ADHD and an anxiety disorder and has a trained service dog named Poppy (a Chiweenie) who helps her cope. The pair travel together regularly and Poppy documents their journeys on Instagram under the @jetsetpup handle.

When not on the road, Becca and her pup call Denver, Colorado home. You can follow her @planetblond on social media.

Recent Travels and Articles

Although she has explored much of the world, she has spent the most time adventuring around the African continent after falling in love during a university study abroad in Zimbabwe. These days she considers Cape Town, South Africa and Kenya her second and third homes and returns to as much as possible. She also authored portions of five Lonely Planet travel guides to Africa over the years including three editions of South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini, and one each of Africa on a Shoestring (South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia chapters) and Madagascar & Comoros.

Below are a sample of some of her most popular articles on Africa.

Africa Articles by Becca: