Savannah, Georgia downtown architecture

The Beginner’s Guide to Savannah, Georgia

It’s so charming, I am flabbergasted it’s not raved about more… by everyone. I spent about a month there, drifting through downtown like a wide-eyed tourist. I was hopelessly enamored with the Spanish moss wafting gracefully from the live oak trees, the cobblestone streets, the ornate crumbling buildings, the chic bars and incredible seafood, the friendly people, and the…

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…

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…

Jessica Peterson at Biltmore Mansion Estate, Asheville, North Carolina

Touring the Biltmore, America’s Largest Private Home

It’s 178,926 square feet with more than 250 rooms. Those stats alone are impressive, but don’t visit the Biltmore House just to gawk at its size. True, Biltmore House is the largest privately owned home in the U.S., but what’s more impressive is its preservation. Walking through the house feels like stepping into a time machine. Can’t…

Niagara Falls aerial view, Ontario, Canada

6 Things to Eat, See & Do in Niagara Falls, Canada

3,160 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls every second. The falls are made more spectacular at sunrise when the golden orb pushes through mile-high mist. Watch my film, Niagara. I first visited Niagara Falls in 2009. I was one week married and honeymooning in New York. On a road trip, the Hubs took a…

Wasem Fruit Farm apple orchard, Milan, Michigan

21 Things to Eat, See & Do in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Would you believe my 15 Things to Do in Ann Arbor, Michigan is the most popular post on Global Girl Travels? After spending the summer in this hip, college town once again, I’ve got even more hand-picked recommendations for things to eat, see, and do. Adding to my original list, here are 21 things to keep you entertained…

Skylon Tower at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Watch this Video to See Niagara Falls at Its Most Beautiful

Watch my latest travel film about one of the world’s most popular waterfalls, Niagara. Niagara Falls is easily one of my favorite waterfalls on earth. (Iceland’s Kirkjufellsfoss is a close second.) My hands were shaking as I willed my little drone perilously close to that tower of mist. If you are a photographer, I highly…