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CNN Great Big Story Riding Horses for Compton

Watch my CNN Great Big Story Documentary

Hidden among the homes and businesses of Compton sits an unlikely stable. At Compton Jr. Posse, kids from the neighborhood learn to ride and care for horses. They also compete in serious events. Shola Oyefeso, a member of the group, says she’s proud to ride for Compton, and though the horses are donated, that doesn’t…

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. Watch this travel film of California’s iconic pier. Need more content on things to see or do in California? You can read my 9 Cool Things to Do in SoCal or see my 18 Photos That Will Make You Pack for California….

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…

Asheville aerial view, North Carolina

I Dream of Asheville

Watch my new travel film from charming Asheville, North Carolina. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Biltmore Mansion, this is Asheville in Autumn. The laid back North Carolina town oozes charm and was the perfect spot to begin the Great American Roadtrip in an Airstream trailer. We planned a few hikes to waterfalls and…

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…