Tokyo tower streets

7 Things to Know About Japan Travel

Japan is a country where cultural extremes intersect. While the Japanese are known for being at the forefront of innovation, this hasn’t altered their well-preserved tradition and rich Japanese culture. You might see bullet trains complemented by Zen gardens, or temples teeming with salarymen in suits. However, it is this unique combination that makes Japan…

Jessica Peterson, Global Girl Travels on Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

7 Ways to Deal with Anxiety and Boredom as a Solo Traveler

If you have been inspired to embark on a solo traveling adventure of a lifetime, then you’re on to a winner! There are always some additional feelings that are associated with this type of life decision, both before and during your trip, such as happiness, excitement, contentment, apprehension, boredom, anxiety and stress; it’s a real…

Joshua Tree National Forest Park in California

5 Packing Tips For Adventurous Travelers

If you’re going on an adventure holiday, your packing list should be a little different than any beach holiday or resort trip. You won’t be able to stuff your suitcase before you leave and then unpack when you arrive. There’s more thought needed when packing for an adventure holiday. When embarking on your new adventure,…

Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels in Guam on Gun Beach

Preparation Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

You know that dreaded feeling. After getting in the car or hopping on the plane to your vacation getaway, you realize you left behind your trusty cell phone charger or toothbrush. Of course, neglecting these items is certainly the last worry you need before embarking on your weekend excursion. When traveling near or far, meticulous…

Balinese kids

5 Tips to Make Friends with Locals While You Travel

Traveling abroad involves talking to the locals. But how do you just talk to random strangers? Don’t worry you don’t have to just walk up to people, there are many ways you can mix with and meet people all around the world. Here are some tips to totally immerse yourself into your destination and the…

The Dummies Guide to Traveling on a Budget

Budget travel doesn’t excite many of us. We may picture dingy hotel rooms, crowded buses, and zero-elbow-room flights when we think of traveling on a budget. The older I get, the less I want to travel like a piece of cargo. But if you want to see the world and ain’t got a lot of…

3 ways travel can combat depression

3 Ways Travel Can Combat Depression

When it comes to a case of the blues, I’ve found travel to be very helpful in combating depression. As any good counselor will tell you, sometimes the best remedy for what ails you is to simply step away from it all. What better way is there to do just that than to take an extended…

Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels Airstream trailer

The Big Reveal: My New Airstream Trailer

I’ve been teasing it for months, but my Airstream dream was realized this summer. I’m fully nomadic now and can say I absolutely love the Airstream lifestyle. Why I Decided to Leave Guam and Live in an Airstream in the U.S. I was living on Guam and decided it was time for a change. I moved…

Jessica Peterson, girl in white jacket, standing outside Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

How the Trump Presidency Will Affect Travel Bloggers

I didn’t plan to write this post and I’m not happy that I need to. I’m also aware it will be misinterpreted, so please read it carefully. First of all, I’m non-partisan. I have long held the belief that politics only divide people. The 2016 election proves that more than ever. Clinton voters are protesting in the…

Jessica Peterson at No. 5 Valley B&B, Zhangjiajie, China

10 Life-Saving Steps Before You Quit Your Job to Travel

I think it’s safe to say we’re all pretty fed up with the rally cry to quit our 9-to-5’s and travel full-time. Those posts are sort of a big middle finger to anyone silly enough to desire financial security, three square meals a day, and trivialities like medical care. Hey, I love travel as much as…