About

Hey! I’m Chelsea or better known as the Out of Office Blonde

I’m a New Jersey native, a 9-5er in NYC, and a travel addict.

From the start of a young age, I’ve always been encouraged to travel by my family. I first started out with cruising all the Caribbean Islands, then to vacationing to Hawaii, Mexico, Europe and parts of the United States.

As I got older – I lost touch with my desire to travel because well… I became an adult and started facing reality of paying bills and saving for retirement (lol)

Every day in my office, I would scroll through my Instagram feed dreaming to be like some of my friends who seemed to have a limitless supply of money and vacation days. I would admire travel bloggers who quit their 9-5s to travel the world and only hoped I could do the same.

My blog was born because I was having a conversation with a friend one day who told me they had never been anywhere outside the US… because they just didn’t know where to go or what to do. I could not believe it – 26 years of life and someone had never traveled anywhere but our good old home state of New Jersey.

I then realized that must be most people and I wanted to help.

I started the Out of Office Blonde blog to show you that even though you work a full time job you could still travel the world.  Between budgeting, credit card rewards, low budget airlines, and a smart itinerary you can do it too.