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Watch my first film noir: Incognito

When a Hollywood starlet secretly checks into a luxurious resort in Mexico, she can’t escape her fame. Shadowed by a handsome stranger, she finds that solitude may not be what she was seeking after all. My first film noir I had a blast producing my first film noir. Having watched so many classic films, the…

Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels holding lifesaver in Mexico

Film: Party at Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Blue Caribbean waters, colorful local dance, ice cold cocktails on a steamy day — this is Riviera Maya, Mexico. I checked into the postcard-perfect Barcelo Maya Grande Resort in Playa del Carmen for a week to document my experience. The resort is one of five on the expansive oceanfront property. I wandered the palm tree-lined…

Whitsundays Aerial flight, Australia

Four new travel films that will make you pack your bags ASAP

I’ve had my nose to the grindstone this summer producing video content for Matador Network, Barcelo Hotels, and Tastemade Travel. My goal this year was to focus on film — improving my shooting, editing, and creative abilities while working with new clients. I even shot a tiger documentary that comes out in a few weeks!…

San Clemente Pier, California

Travel Film: San Clemente Pier, California

One dusky evening in Orange County, California. Filmed on the San Clemente Pier. Read my 9 Cool Things to Do in SoCal or see my 18 Photos That Will Make You Pack for California. If you like this film, give it a thumbs up or share! Follow me on Vimeo or subscribe on YouTube. What’s…

Bali Aria travel film by Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels

Watch my travel film: Bali Aria

Ignoring any stereotypes fixed on it by Westerners, Bali maintains its enigmatic culture in all aspects of life. Its lively and friendly disposition serves as a stark contrast to the daily dread of punishing Hindu spirits. In addition, Bali is one of the most thriving artisan cultures in the world, unfazed by the Industrial Revolution…

Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels at Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Year in Review: My Best Travel Experiences in 2016

This was a big year for me — both personally and professionally. Revisit the stops and relive the journey of 2016… Solo Trip to Sydney, Australia I kicked off 2016 with a solo trip to Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Having been to Australia twice before, I knew it was safe. Sufjan Stevens…

Saona Island, Dominican Republic

One Perfect Day on Saona Island, Dominican Republic

With a population of only 300 people, Saona Island is exactly what I hoped to experience in the Dominican Republic. Sleepy fishing villages line the picture-perfect coast with faded pastel shacks selling snacks and bric-a-brac while kids play dominoes on the beach. While the girls played games, a grandmother napped nearby, keeping one eye open…

Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels in Saona Island, Dominican Republic

Behind the Scenes of My Dominican Republic Films

Back in June, I spent a week filming in the Dominican Republic. It was my first time there and even though it was work, it was a blast. Earlier this year when I was still living on Guam, Barcelo Hotels contacted me about creating three short travel films for them. At first, I thought the…

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Checking In: Barceló Bávaro Palace, Dominican Republic

Will it measure up to the pictures? Will it be quiet? And most importantly, will it be clean? Very rarely do I wonder if it will be big enough (I live in an Airstream trailer, ya’ll). A whopping 500 square-feet, the suite felt more like an apartment than a hotel room. With two bathrooms, two balconies,…