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Are You Asking the RIGHT Questions?

Recently one of our Global Gals reached out to ask us what our thoughts were about renting a car overseas.  They were in Israel on a guided bus tour and were finding the schedule ‘grueling’ with several hours being spent on the bus each day. Because of this, they were considering whether or not they [...]

2017-10-27T15:33:36+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Double-Check the Details (or Risk Travel Delays, Frustration & Stress!)

Written by Chief Global Gal Brenda On my last few trips I’ve experienced some situations that impacted the precious time I had on my vacation, and caused frustration and confusion (all of which could have been avoided by taking just a few minutes to “check, check and double-check” the details of my travel plans and [...]

2017-10-31T16:59:56+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traveling Solo in China?

Written by Chief Global Gal Brenda Recently I traveled to three major cities in China—Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai—and was pleasantly surprised by the ease of traveling alone as a solo gal! I have been coming back and forth to China since 1992, and each time I visit I’m amazed by how many changes—particularly with their [...]

Making Your Travel Dreams Happen!

Written by "Go-To Global Gal" Alyce 3 Tips to Help You Make Your Dream Trip Happen Today, I'd like to share three handy tips to help you get closer to making your travel dreams a reality. Dreams are nice, but sometimes they can seem really distant. Unattainable even. Like clouds floating by overhead—beautiful, but always out [...]

2017-08-22T18:39:29+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consider a Staycation This Summer!

Written by Chief Global Gal Brenda The summer seems to be slipping by so quickly… Don’t have the time or money for a family vacation this summer? Or maybe you'd like to avoid the hassle or stress of planning a trip on top of all the other “to do’s” in your life? Then consider a [...]

American Wilderness – Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

Written by "Go-To Global Gal" Alyce; all photos taken by and belonging to Alyce Howard Recently, I saw an ad that left me slightly dumbfounded. Oddly enough it was a commercial for allergy medicine, but the promotion of their product seemed almost like a footnote to the overall message of the advertisement. They shared findings [...]

2017-07-10T19:52:14+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Road Trips vs. Train Trips

by Chief Global Gal Brenda McGuire I love road trips in the summer!  There's nothing like getting in your car and exploring your own beautiful country. But as my husband and I were making plans for our upcoming "road trip" to visit Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, we were shocked to discover that our car rental [...]

Summer Vacation – Visit a National Park!

Summer is officially here and this year, why not consider going on a vacation or trip to one of America's 400+ National Parks? With so many parks, there's bound to be one (or a lot more than one!) that piques your interest! Whether you want to go kayaking, enjoy star-gazing, hiking, fishing, or you want [...]

2017-07-10T19:39:11+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Destinations, Motivation|0 Comments

Cyber Security – 4 Quick Tips!

Cyber Security Overseas When we travel overseas, there's a good chance we'll want, or need, to use WiFi on our devices (phones, tablets, or laptops) to stay connected with friends and family back home, or to stay on top of work projects. Whatever your reasons, there are some basic things that you can do to help [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:21+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Connect with the World—In Your Own Backyard!

Most of us, I think, would love to travel to distant destinations all the time if we could, but the truth is we usually can't. That doesn't mean that you can't find and enjoy influences of the world in your own backyard, though! In fact, today I'd like to talk about some of the ways that you can [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:21+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Lessons Learned, Motivation, Travel Tips & Resources|0 Comments