Thanks for stopping by! I’m Jackie, the blonde on board. I’m a Southern born and bred, Atlanta based twenty something, and lover of travel, food, and puppies. I bleed black and red for my Georgia Bulldogs and Falcons. I’m also a dog mom to the cutest little Cockapoo named Wicket that you’ll ever see.

I’m a firm believer that you need to create a life you don’t need a vacation from. Life only comes around once so do whatever makes you happy with whoever makes you smile.

My love for travel started young – my Dad was a pilot and had a similar appreciation for travel and culture after numerous years in the Air-force. Growing up, every Saturday was spent in his Cessna plane flying over metro Atlanta. Our family vacations revolved around which airports we could fly into, not necessarily the destinations themselves. And I landed my first plane well before I ever sat behind the driver’s seat of a car. Flying has been in my blood, so it’s no surprise that it’s on my bucket list to get my pilot’s license.

So technically, I’ve been the blonde on board since I was five


Startin’ em out young


He once said to me, “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” In retrospect, I think he was referring to more of a moral compass, but you get the idea. That’s a motto I’m trying to live my life by – to live the life I’ve always wanted.



The Blonde on Board is your round trip ticket for travel, good eats, and everything in between all over the world. I’ll post travel tips and tricks, itineraries, my favorite brunch spots, and so much more! Oh, and a lot of pictures of the furry child. Sorry, not sorry.


Stay sassy, well traveled, and well fed, my friends.