Kiersten Rich
Scuba Diving

Kiersten Rich

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver/Blogger


Born in California, now based in Cape Town, South Africa, Kiersten Rich started blogging in 2012 after leaving her career in corporate wealth management. While supporting a literacy project in Bolivia, she launched The Blonde Abroad, a solo female travel blog. In the years since, she’s traveled to more than 70 countries (scuba diving in many of them) and has amassed nearly one million followers. She aims to inspire female travelers all over the globe to explore the earth from land to sea.

“I want to inspire people to live a life they love,” Rich says.


Los Angeles, California
United States

Career Highlights

  • Ranked #2 Top Travel Influencer by Forbes for 2017
  • Top Travel Blog of the Year 2016 by TBCAsia

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