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Athabascan girl in Fairbanks, Alaska

24 Things to Do with 24 Hours of Sunlight In Fairbanks, Alaska

This article originally appeared on Matador Network. Alaska feels like another country. Its delicate but unsympathetic landscape, its neighborly but weather-tested residents, and its strange history as a Russian territory turned 49th state make Alaska unlike any other place in the U.S. Fairbanks is the jumping off point for a journey into Alaska’s interior. Go…

Alaska Unsetting Sun

Travel Film: Alaska / Unsetting Sun

It’s been a minute since I posted anything here because I’ve been swamped producing client videos. I started 2017 producing a documentary for CNN’s Great Big Story in L.A. Then we drove cross country to Texas then Florida to visit family. From Florida we jetted off to Mexico to produce three short films for Barcelo…

Compton Jr Posse behind the scenes

Watch my CNN Great Big Story Documentary

As you know, I’ve been on the Great American Roadtrip since last year. It may look like pure bliss, but I’ve also been working pretty hard the whole time. The misconception that digital nomads have trust funds simply doesn’t apply to me. Not that I’m complaining. I got to produce a documentary for CNN’s Great Big Story while I was in Cali. I’m…

Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels at Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Travel Film: Blazing Arizona

Arizona must have inspired Dr. Seuss. The rock formations are a sort of confectioner’s design. It’s as if — millennia ago — a giant-sized trow raked across soft red earth with cream cheese. I call White Pocket the plasterwork of the gods. This off-the-beaten-path spot was one of many I visited in May 2016. Watch…

Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs in 22 Pretty Pictures

Palm Springs, California is one of the prettiest cities in America. It’s easy to see why it was the weekend playground of Hollywood elite from the 1930s through the ’60s. Snow-capped mountains tower over a manicured town full of colorful flowers, retro architecture, and shops. Sure, it’s a bubble, but it’s quite simply one of…

Global Girl Travels Airstream Trailer at Joshua Tree National Forest Park, California

Getting Lost in Joshua Tree National Park

I had never been to Joshua Tree National Park before we arrived in our Airstream in January. We started our Great American Roadtrip in the Airstream in October 2016 and had criss-crossed the country by the time we arrived on the West Coast. Joshua Tree was our first stop after crossing the Arizona–California border. We drove for…

Savannah, Georgia farm

30 Autumn Mornings on a Savannah Farm

I’m a huge fan of slow travel now. I used to zip through major cities — even entire countries — in a week, furiously spraying and praying with my camera. I’m not doing that anymore. Now that I’m traveling the USA in my Airstream, I have had time to stop and smell the roses. In…

StyleWe sweatshirt with peacock fringe

My Massive (But Easy) Travel Style Guide for Women + Giveaway

Travel is already inherent with discomfort, so your clothes shouldn’t be. I’ve probably made all the travel clothing mistakes one could make — wearing the wrong shoes, packing uncomfortable and impractical clothes, and carrying the world’s heaviest luggage. In 2009, when I started traveling every other month, I came up with a mission: refine my…

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…

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…