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Talking Top Tens: Lesley Murphy

Lifestyle and Travel Blogger


Lesley is a TV personality, travel journalist and founder of travel and lifestyle blog, The Road Les Traveled. After her fan-favorite stint on Season 17 of ABC’s The Bachelor, Lesley relocated to Argentina and established her blog while living abroad. Using her expertise alongside beautiful photography and videography, Lesley transports her readers to distant corners of the earth to experience authentic adventures and luxurious locales. Since the inception of The Road Les Traveled, Lesley has visited over 50 countries and experienced many striking cultures. She has accumulated an expansive following and has a dedicated readership. She can speak on many travel-related topics from honeymoon destinations to packing tips. She currently lives out of an overweight suitcase 24/7/365! You can follow Lesley on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or her blog!

And more with Lesley Murphy…

Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:

My biggest fashion faux pas was definitely a big puffy royal blue number with matching royal blue eye shadow for Homecoming in High School. I can’t even look at those photos anymore, and I feel sorry for whoever took me as their date that year.

What do you love most about your work:

I love that my work takes me all over the world to meet all walks of life. I think if everyone was able to mingle and travel, the world would be a more understanding and peaceful place.

Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:

My most recent culinary obsession is So Delicious CocoWhip! It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and perfect for the summer since it’s a great topping for ANYTHING—fruit, cakes, graham crackers, etc. I’m salivating just thinking about it… 

Go­-to workout song on your most recent playlist:

My favorite workout song of the moment is Like I Would by Zayn. My average pace per mile is faster when it comes on ;)

At 9 am each day, you are:

By 9 am each day, I’m out exploring! My alter ego is Dora the Explorer. I’m innately a curious person who likes to learn. Bring on the new destinations, the weird foods, the different people and adventurous activities!

Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of:

I lust after each and every place I visit. One day I think I’m going to move to Shanghai, the next day I wanna move to Spain. I’m all over the place. Maybe one day I’ll actually have a home somewhere. Right now I’m living out of a suitcase 24/7/365, but I think there are worse things than not having a closet.

Your last takeout order:

My last takeout order was a southern fried chicken burger! OMG! I dream about that thing nightly…

Where does your credit card get the most use:

My credit card gets the most use abroad! They deal with anything and everything travel related—hotels, airline fees, airport food, etc. No foreign transaction fees are a necessity!

Cocktail of choice:

My cocktail of choise is a toss up between vodka soda and a glass (bottle?) of Malbec.

If you weren’t [insert career], you’d be a...

If I weren’t a travel blogger, I’d be a news anchor or entertainment reporter. I majored in Broadcast News in college and have always loved journalism.