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…


My Cover Story in United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine

I’m excited to announce that my cover story for United Airlines Hemispheres magazine has been published. I spent six weeks writing and photographing my home island of Guam to appear in the glossy magazine with a circulation of 14 million. You can read the story online, download a PDF, or view on the Hemispheres app.


GGT TV: A Day in the Life of a Travel Blogger

Watch the video below! I’d be lying if I said every day was a jet set day of first class travel to exotic destination or glamorous photo shoots where I look like a curvier Sophia Loren. Inquiring minds want to know, Do you sit around in your underwear typing all day? Actually, some days, yes, but I wear…

Girl in leather dress on bench at hotel in Guam

Travel Blogging 101: Finding Your Niche

Five years ago blogging was a totally different ball game. There were fewer players and even fewer rules. Now there are millions of bloggers and readers have even shorter attention spans. The bar for bloggers is at its highest ever. This makes finding a niche absolutely essential. In fact, it’s the first step to starting a successful blog. I know, because I started a few unsuccessful blogs before I found my niche, quit my job, and started making more money blogging than I did working full-time.

Jessica Peterson, news media TV host, in leather dress at KUAM studios, Guam

How Much Do Travel Bloggers Get Paid?

Thousands of travel-loving pragmatists are sitting at their desks right now wondering how to quit their jobs and become professional travel bloggers. It’s possibly the millennium’s most romantic job — and the most misunderstood. I know because I’m a travel blogger.