Hi there! I’m Chanelle, a 2o-something Orange County native. All my life I have had an overwhelming desire to see the world. At the age of 17 I went abroad for the first time and spent three weeks exploring China. At age 20 I decided to turn my dreams of seeing the world into a reality, and have been on a mad dash ever since.

In the past 3 years I have explored 14 countries and 11 states, and have plans to explore countless more in 2017. Some trips are on my own, but for the most part my best friend Krista is by my side as my international partner in crime. I love being able to experience other cultures first hand, and am a firm believer that traveling is one of the best forms of education out there.

I have a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Cal State Fullerton, and hope to eventually pursue a degree in sports broadcasting. I have 15 years of cheerleading under my belt, and am also a former Miss Beverly Hills USA. Putting myself out there and trying new things is my favorite past time, which is probably where my love of travel comes from.

I created Blonde Hair and Exotic Air as an outlet to share stories from my travels, and to interact with those who share my passion. I hope that anyone who is interested in travelling to these destinations can use my posts as a go to guide when planning their own trips, as well as learn from my mistakes on what not to do. All feedback is welcome, and I would love to hear about your own personal experiences. Enjoy seeing the world through my eyes!

Personal Instagram: @chanellllle_

Traveling Instagram: @blondehairexoticair