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About Jessica Peterson

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Jessica Peterson is a travel & documentary filmmaker, photographer, writer, & host.

Jessica Peterson is a seasoned creative professional with 18 years of journalism and marketing experience. She has produced travel content in 114 cities and 25 countries. Her clients include CNN, United Airlines, Matador Network, and Tastemade.

Global Girl Travels was launched in July 2014. Every week, Jessica publishes original travel stories, photography, and/or video content. She has been hired by brands all over the world to promote destinations, events, hotels, and tours.

In 2014, Jessica went behind the scenes at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. From the pit, she photographed Lorde, SBTRKT, OK Go, Bombay Bicycle Club, Travis, Foster the People, and Outkast.

United Airlines invited Jessica on press trips to Australia and Hong Kong. She has since worked with hotels and tour companies in China, Iceland, and Sydney.

In February 2015, her cover story and photography appeared in United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine. Jessica’s work has also been published in MSN, AOL, Citysearch, Jezebel, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, Outside Magazine, Fubiz, Reuters, and Lonely Planet.

In 2016, Jessica completed her first documentary, “American Soil, Chamorro Soul,” about the people of Guam. From fundraising to directing, Jessica is a born entrepreneur, wearing as many hats as it takes to complete a project. She wrote, directed, produced, and edited the film. The trailer has been viewed more than 1 million times and was the centerpiece in the Guam International Film Festival.

Also in 2016, Jessica was hired by Tastemade Travel to produce video content for the company’s popular travel app. She hosted monthly Facebook live events to Tastemade Travel, which has nearly half a million followers. Jessica regularly produces travel videos for Tastemade, such as this China video which racked up 1 million views in one day.

She was twice hired by Barcelo Hotels in Dominican Republic to produce destination travel videos, which she wrote, directed, and starred in.

In addition to Global Girl Travels, she is the creator of The Guam Guide, a business she manages from sales and accounting to web design and publishing. She produced more than 200 travel TV segments for The Guam Guide, which aired on Guam broadcast news channels.

In 2017, Jessica’s Niagara Falls footage was featured on CNN Great Big Story.

She produced a documentary short for CNN Great Big Story about Compton Jr. Posse, a non-profit in a tough neighborhood keeping kids on horses and off the streets.

Also in 2017, Jessica traveled to Mexico to produce three more travel films for Barcelo Hotels. She landed in Fairbanks, Alaska to shoot film and photographs for Matador Network in partnership with Explore Fairbanks.

Jessica photographed the cover of the October 2017 Alaska Magazine.

Jessica’s films, Niagara, Bali Aria, and Alaska: Unsetting Sun have been featured in the National Geographic Travel short film showcase.

Ovation, an arts channel with 50-million subscribers, launched a new travel channel called Journy with Global Girl Travels as one of eight series to premier on it.

In March 2018, Jessica became a full-time travel filmmaker for Matador Network.

See Jessica’s LinkedIn profile.

Contact Jessica for the following:

  • Video content creation
  • Commercial & documentary production
  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Influencer & press trips
  • Website design
  • Hotel, airline, and product reviews
  • Social giveaways
  • Brand development
  • Banner ads
  • Sponsored posts
  • Social media management
  • Logo design
  • Digital strategy

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Brands I’ve Worked With



Branded Travel Film // KIA

Branded video and social content for Kia Soul. Written, directed, and starring Jessica Peterson.
The Palm Beaches, Floridaview

The Palm Beaches // Matador Network

Promotional tourism video shot for Matador Network and The Palm Beaches, Florida. Role: Director, Cinematographer, and Editor.
Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels in Chena Hot Springs, Alaskaview

Travel Series // Journy

Global Girl Travels is one of eight travel series to premier on Journy in October 2017.
Alaska Unsetting Sunview

Travel Film // Alaska

A travel film produced in partnership with Matador Network and Explore Fairbanks.
Jessica Petersonn of Global Girl Travels hosting Matador Network live stream at LACMAview

Travel Host // Matador Network

In April 2017, I hosted a live stream for Matador Network on Facebook. The broadcast was in cooperation with Discover LA and LACMA.
San Clemente Pier, Californiaview

Travel Film // San Clemente Pier

Self-produced travel film about San Clemente Pier, California. Written, directed, and edited by Jessica Peterson.
Jessica Peterson at Biltmore Mansion Estate, Asheville, North Carolinaview

Travel Host // Tastemade

From May 2016 to March 2017, I hosted live streams for Tastemade on Facebook. They are self-produced travel-related broadcasts from around the world.
Bali Aria travel film by Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travelsview

Travel Film // Bali Aria

Self-produced travel film about Bali. Written, directed, and starring Jessica Peterson.
Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels sipping a pineapple on Saona Island, Dominican Republic for Barcelo Hotels, barcelostories.comview

Branded Travel Film // Barcelo Hotels

Branded video, blog, and social content for Barcelo Hotels in Dominican Republic. Written, directed, and starring Jessica Peterson. Learn more at BarceloStories.com.

Branded Travel Film // Barcelo Hotels

Branded video, blog, and social content for Barcelo Hotels in Dominican Republic. Written, directed, and starring Jessica Peterson. Learn more at BarceloStories.com.
Saona Island, Dominican Republicview

Branded Travel Film // Barcelo Hotels

Branded video, blog, and social content for Barcelo Hotels in Dominican Republic. Written, directed, and starring Jessica Peterson. Learn more at BarceloStories.com.
Niagara Falls by Global Girl Travelsview

Travel Film // Niagara

Filmed at Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. This film has been featured on Fubiz, Outside Magazine, Vimeo's travel page, and distributed internationally by Reuters.

Documentary Film // American Soil, Chamorro Soul

“American Soil, Chamorro Soul” reveals what modern Chamorro culture means on Guam as three generations demonstrate the cultural Renaissance in dancing, medicine, and traditional canoe building. Written...

Travel Film // The Sound of Iceland

What does the Land of Fire and Ice sound like? Listen. This travel film was shot over 9 days in a campervan exploring geothermal hotspots, mystic mountains, and half-frozen waterfalls in Iceland.

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  1. El Zee
    El Zee
    November 2, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Let me know if you are interested to travel to Malaysia and Borneo 🙂

    • Global Girl Travels
      November 4, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Hi, pls email me through the contact page if you have a business proposal. Thank you!