Jessica Peterson at Leo Palace, Guam

Why I Don’t Travel the World Full-Time

I’ll be honest. I get envious of full-time travelers. You know the nomads with the NatGeo-worthy Instagrams and the seemingly inexhaustible supply of cash? The ones who seem to have no problem taking the perfect selfie on top of misty mountains? The twentysomethings who never run out of European coasts to haunt or South American trails to backpack? (Okay, I think…

Behind the Scenes of "American Soil, Chamorro Soul"

Behind the Scenes of My Documentary Film

Now that you’ve seen the trailer for my film, “American Soil, Chamorro Soul,“ I want to give you a behind-the-scenes tour of the production. Despite the fact that as a producer and director, I’m doing just about everything, I love working with a small cast and crew. As you will see, we’re also shooting without a…

Watch the New Trailer for “American Soil, Chamorro Soul”

Watch on Vimeo #ChamorroFilm I’ve spent the last six months writing, fundraising, casting, hiring, shooting, editing, and promoting “American Soil, Chamorro Soul.” It’s been one of the biggest learning experiences of my life because, as you may know, this is my first documentary film. Thank you to the following sponsors for making this possible: Docomo…

Weekly Inspiration: Sufjan, Nomadism, Creative Types & Jealousy

I’m starting a new department here on Global Girl Travels — a round-up of stuff on the Interwebs that inspires me. Perhaps it will inspire you too. From cool travel blogs to Mindy Kaling quotes, there really will be no rules on what I share. This Couple Quit Their Jobs To Travel And Now Scrub Toilets To…

20 Photos of Guam

20 Photos of Guam That Will Make You Pack Your Bags & Go

You may have read on The Guam Guide (my other travel website) that airfare to Guam plunged to $744 round-trip. Just to put that in perspective, I’ve never seen it below $1,100 and the fare averages $1,600! It’s a great time to travel from the U.S. to Guam (my home). Guam is an English-speaking U.S….

Dusk at Gun Beach, Guam

Dusk at Gun Beach, Guam

God, I love my island. Some people might take issue with the possessive “my island” but not only have I made Guam my home for the last six years, I’ve invested in the community through my secular work, volunteer service, and friendships. I’ve made it my life’s work to promote Guam because I have been…

7 Places I Want to Visit Before I Die

7 Places I Want to Visit Before I Die (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that I love travel films. Short, long, blockbuster, indie — a good travel film can inspire a trip. Here are some of the films inspiring me lately. Zhangjiajie National Forest, China Lofoten, Norway Morocco Antarctica Cinque Terre, Italy Iran Punjab, India Which of these films are most inspiring to you?

How Creativity Helped Me Lose 25 Pounds in 100 Days, Part 1

I’m not going to bury the lede here (I have a serious problem with burying the lede. I get all stream-of-conscience like I’m Felicity talking into her tape recorder about Noel or Ben… Ahem, but I digress…) The secret to my weight loss success was creativity! But you knew that because you read the title…

Behind the scenes of my Guam film with Brandon Li

Behind the Scenes of My Guam Film with Brandon Li

Back in March, I gave you a sneak peak at the Guam film I worked on with Brandon Li. We’ve just launched the film as the trailer to a documentary I am producing for The Guam Culture Guide. Take a look… American Soil, Chamorro Soul is a modern documentary film about the people of Guam. Through interviews,…