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Global Girl Travels Airstream parked on a lake in California at sunset

Airstream Tour Live on Facebook & Instagram

Almost a year ago, the Hubs and I decided to sell everything (again) and move abroad — this time back to Mainland U.S.A. We had been living on Guam for nearly seven years. After two successful roadtrips through New Zealand and Iceland in campervans, we knew we could hack it living small. Fast forward to summer…

Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travel at Joshua Tree National Forest Park in California

My Winter Travel Style & Glamping in Joshua Tree National Park

Before I started travel blogging, I moonlighted as a style blogger. I love fashion; always have since I hosted dress-up competitions with my friends in the backyard. Now that I’m completely nomadic and living in an Airstream, my wardrobe must be functional. Still, I’m too vain to give up stylish clothing and, as a travel host, I need…

Watch My Most Epic Landscape Video Yet

I made this video months ago for National Geographic’s Assignment Explorer contest. Sadly, I was not a finalist, but I’m sharing the video because it contains previously unreleased footage from some of the most epic landscapes I’ve seen. Iceland New Zealand Arizona (new) Savannah (new) China Niagara Falls If you like this film, give it…

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

American Masterpiece: Visiting the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. is an opulent alternative to Europe for architecture buffs, literati, and photographers. It’s one of the most beautiful constructions in American history. By the numbers, the Library of Congress is monolithic: More than 164 million items total Including more than 38 million cataloged books and other print materials…

Night view of Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio

The 5 Coolest Neighborhoods in Cincinnati

It doesn’t make travel mag best-of lists. It doesn’t get featured in films. It doesn’t have mainstream celebrity chefs. And that is exactly why you should visit Cincinnati. As unpretentious as it is rich in arts and architecture, Cincinnati, Ohio doesn’t scream, “Look at me!” If you find yourself cheering for the underdog, you will…

Charleston, South Carolina

22 Beautiful Photos of Charming Charleston, South Carolina

It’s easy to lump the southern states together into one big antebellum throwback. Honestly, I did that and I was wrong. Charleston, South Carolina is beyond charming to look at… and from what I witnessed, a relatively progressive place despite its despicable past as the hub of the Atlantic slave trade. (Charleston processed 40% of the imported slaves, in 1770…

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