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…

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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…

20 Photos of Guam

20 Photos of Guam That Will Make You Pack Your Bags & Go

You may have read on The Guam Guide (my other travel website) that airfare to Guam plunged to $744 round-trip. Just to put that in perspective, I’ve never seen it below $1,100 and the fare averages $1,600! It’s a great time to travel from the U.S. to Guam (my home). Guam is an English-speaking U.S….

7 Places I Want to Visit Before I Die

7 Places I Want to Visit Before I Die (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that I love travel films. Short, long, blockbuster, indie — a good travel film can inspire a trip. Here are some of the films inspiring me lately. Zhangjiajie National Forest, China Lofoten, Norway Morocco Antarctica Cinque Terre, Italy Iran Punjab, India Which of these films are most inspiring to you?

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How Creativity Helped Me Lose 25 Pounds in 100 Days, Part 1

I’m not going to bury the lede here (I have a serious problem with burying the lede. I get all stream-of-conscience like I’m Felicity talking into her tape recorder about Noel or Ben… Ahem, but I digress…) The secret to my weight loss success was creativity! But you knew that because you read the title…

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Excuses We Make NOT to Travel and How to Overcome Them

Those who travel often know that stress-free travel exists only on TV. The farther you go, the longer you stay, and the cheaper you are, the more of a job it becomes. But oh, what a reward awaits those who put in the time and effort to go! If you’ve found yourself not traveling for…

10 things to do on a 10-hour flight

10 Things to Do on a 10-Hour Flight

The only person I know who loves flying is a pilot. The rest of us globetrotters simply view it as a means to an end, and that includes me. Obviously, you can occupy time watching TV, sleeping, and reading. But wait, there’s more! Read my 10 things to do on an 10-hour flight.

5 weird things i love about travel

5 Weird Things I Love About Travel

There are a lot of reasons to love travel — escaping your routine, experiencing a new culture, food — but that seems fairly obvious. Instead, these are the unexpected things I love about travel.

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How to Sell Everything and Move 6,000 Miles from Home

So, you may not be contemplating a move quite so huge, but move half-way around the world is exactly what I did in 2009. You can read about Why I Sold Everything and Moved to Guam. The thought of leaving it all behind is certainly tempting, but it is also daunting, especially if you’ve been in the same spot for years or even decades. So let’s quickly get to the how.