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Blogging 101: Blogger Vs. WordPress

Blogging 101: Blogger vs. WordPress

I’m excited to announce a new feature on Global Girl Travels — Blogging Master Class! I’m even more excited to my new contributor, Dana Rohr. Dana lives in Guam and reached out to me online. We met for lunch and decided to collaborate. Dana is a smart 19-year-old who I’ll be mentoring in her blogging career as…

Jessica Peterson at Leo Palace, Guam

Why I Don’t Travel the World Full-Time

I’ll be honest. I get envious of full-time travelers. You know the nomads with the NatGeo-worthy Instagrams and the seemingly inexhaustible supply of cash? The ones who seem to have no problem taking the perfect selfie on top of misty mountains? The twentysomethings who never run out of European coasts to haunt or South American trails to backpack? (Okay, I think…

Behind the Scenes of "American Soil, Chamorro Soul"

Behind the Scenes of My Documentary Film

Now that you’ve seen the trailer for my film, “American Soil, Chamorro Soul,“ I want to give you a behind-the-scenes tour of the production. Despite the fact that as a producer and director, I’m doing just about everything, I love working with a small cast and crew. As you will see, we’re also shooting without a…


Watch the New Trailer for “American Soil, Chamorro Soul”

Watch on Vimeo #ChamorroSoul I’ve spent the last six months writing, fundraising, casting, hiring, shooting, editing, and promoting “American Soil, Chamorro Soul.” It’s been one of the biggest learning experiences of my life because, as you may know, this is my first documentary film. Thank you to the following sponsors for making this possible: Docomo…


Weekly Inspiration: Sufjan, Nomadism, Creative Types & Jealousy

I’m starting a new department here on Global Girl Travels — a round-up of stuff on the Interwebs that inspires me. Perhaps it will inspire you too. From cool travel blogs to Mindy Kaling quotes, there really will be no rules on what I share. This Couple Quit Their Jobs To Travel And Now Scrub Toilets To…


Getting Steamy at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Pretty much the most touristy thing you can do in Iceland, Blue Lagoon is still a must-experience stop. The lagoon is tucked into a part of town that looks positively post-Apocalyptic with piles of black volcanic rubble. The drive out there is a bit spooky, but you didn’t come to Iceland to see anything banal,…

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