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9 movies that inspire travel

9 Movies That Inspire Travel

It’s no secret that I’m a film buff. In fact, watching foreign films had a lot to do with my desire to travel. I cannot get enough of travel films, documentaries, and shows. The movie picks below are just a few of the most inspirational (and stylish) in exotic settings like Italy, France, Iceland, and Egypt….

Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte of Pomplamoose signing in Chicago, Illinois at Lincoln Hall.

Watch Pomplamoose Live in Chicago

By now you should know that I’m a die-hard indie music fan. Pomplamoose are the very definition of an indie (independent) band, having started and sustained a five-year career first as a YouTube cover duo, now as a multimedia band producing its own songs, tours, and even spawning a company, Patreon. I first wrote about Pomplamoose years ago on Dignity Zine.

Brown lemurs grooming at Bronx Zoo, New York City

A Day at the Bronx Zoo, New York City

For years, I didn’t visit zoos. I was so upset at the deplorable conditions at the Dallas Zoo (among others), that I just stopped going. When the Hubs and I were first dating, he organized a date at the Bronx Zoo and because I was smitten, I agreed to go. We actually fell in love that day, somewhere between the giraffes, the bamboo, and tram. Perhaps it was the romance, or maybe it’s just because the Bronx Zoo seems to have humane enclosures, I decided to visit zoos again. The Bronx Zoo is one of my favorites (up there with the Singapore Zoo). A few Aprils ago, we went back to the Bronx Zoo and took these photos.

Man in robe in Marriott hong Kong hotel room

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Sales

The great thing about shopping for travel? Not getting trampled by a soccer mom at Walmart! Now’s a good time to sign up for emails from travel vendors (airlines, hotels, tour companies, etc.) and follow them on social media.

7 Ways To Take Better Travel Photos with Your DSLR Camera

Last month, you learned 13 Easy Ways to Take Better Photos with Your Phone. The tips below apply to shooting with a DSLR. I started as a frustrated novice photographer just a few years ago. Here, I break down technical terms and techniques to make travel photography as enjoyable to you as it is to…

Lorde Fuji Rock festival, japan

Global Girl Travels TV Presents: Behind the Scenes at Fuji Rock 2014

As I announced last week, I’ll be producing a regular TV segment dedicated to travel. Starting in 2015, it will be a weekly feature on Global Girl Travels and YouTube! Without further adieu, I present my first on-location episode, a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a photographer at Japan’s largest outdoor music…

Girl in satin blue robe on bed, Jessica Peterson

How to Stay Healthy When You Travel

Living on a tiny island at the edge of the Pacific Ocean means I regularly travel for 24 hours straight to get to the Mainland. I’ve even gone around the world in 40 days. The human body, no matter how healthy, can only handle so much. The worst thing that can happen is a sickness that ruins your travel. At the risk of sounding mom-ish, here’s how to stay healthy when you travel!

kids on rock at ocean, Ebeye, Marshall Islands

The Island That America Forgot

In the heart of the South Pacific, a bit west of Hawaii, is a small atoll that houses one of the U.S. Military’s most strategic outposts. The island’s name is Kwajalein (K-wa-dj-u-lan) or Kwaj for short. All of the people who live on Kwaj are U.S. military. If it wasn’t for the mind-numbing heat index and 100% humidity, you would think you were on the Mainland, in any other small town U.S.A. The lawns are perfectly manicured, the streets are clean, houses are maintained just as in any other suburban oasis.

Apple iphone 6 plus with passport

Is the iPhone 6 Plus Better for Travel?

I just upgraded to the iPhone 6 Plus. Even though I have been accused of such, I’m not a technology junkie. I don’t camp out overnight like a pimply pubescent with nothing better to do every time Apple releases a new phone. I toted my iPhone 4s for years, opting out of the upgrade frenzy to the iPhone 5. It just wasn’t different enough. However, the iPhone 6 is a game changer for me. Admittedly, some of the features I’ll describe were available in the iPhone 5s and are a result of iOS8.