8 ways to beat the post-vacation blues

8 Ways to Beat the Post-Vacation Blues

I had it bad last week. I had just experienced the world’s fastest weekend in Cairns, Australia, white water rafting, climbing, zip lining, and sailing to the Great Barrier Reef. When I got home I felt, well, a little deflated. All that adrenaline-pumping activity… then nothing. I realized I had the post-travel blues. I probably get this more than I’d like to admit, even when I am relieved to be back home, sleeping in my own bed, waking up to my schnuggly bunny (yes, I am 6). I felt so irritable (my poor husband), I had to do something. Here’s what worked:

How to Sell Everything and Move 6,000 Miles from Home

So, you may not be contemplating a move quite so huge, but move half-way around the world is exactly what I did in 2009. You can read about Why I Sold Everything and Moved to Guam. The thought of leaving it all behind is certainly tempting, but it is also daunting, especially if you’ve been in the same spot for years or even decades. So let’s quickly get to the how.

Explore the Elements Photo Contest

Explore the Elements is a contest that invites bloggers and photographer to showcase the images they’ve captured on their travels. There are four categories (Earth, Water, Fire and Air) and the challenge is to submit photos that capture the essence of each of the elements. There is no stipulation on how long you’ve been blogging, so bloggers new and old are welcome to take part.

My Favorite Travel Photos of 2014

I no longer know how to travel and not take photos, it’s such a part of me now. Instead of detracting from the experience, photography actually enhances my travel and I love reflecting on my trips through my photos. I’m so glad the Hubs bought me my first DSLR in 2009. Watch my review of 2014…

Global Girl Travels app

Download the Global Girl Travels App

I’m excited to announce that Global Girl Travels now has an app! Download to your Apple device to easily browse current and archived travel tips and stories. Like my website, the app is ad-free.

9 chic swimsuits that don't look like swimsuits

9 Chic Swimsuits That Don’t Look Like Swimsuits

It’s never too early to think about swimsuit season and I don’t mean in that torturous diet kinda way. It may be winter where you live, but a tropical destination is only a plane ride away! That means you’ll need beachwear. I am always on the hunt for the perfect swimsuit: flattering to my generous Italian…

5 ways to stay safe when you travel

5 Ways to Stay Safe When You Travel

With the recent hostage fatalities in Paris (and before that Sydney), it’s obvious the world is not becoming a safer place for residents or travelers. Instead of staying home and bolting the door, you can still travel the world, it just requires a little more preparation and vigilance.

5 Ways to Take Better Travel Videos with Your Phone

There’s nothing worse than watching a travel video in portrait mode. You know, with the black bars on the sides? Turn your camera on its long side to shoot landscape. This will quickly separate you from the amateurs. Of course, if you’re shooting video for Instagram, you’ll want to shoot vertically.