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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 [...]

Test Your Travel Trivia Knowledge!

Are you a travel trivia whiz? Know what the world's coldest city is? How about the language spoken by the 2nd largest number of native speakers in the world? Where can you find one of the earth's most active volcanoes? Do you know which city holds the title for the "largest by population"? Test yourself with our fun [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:21+00:00April 12th, 2017|Quiz/Survey|0 Comments

Traveling with Kids — Why You Should

Kids & Travel -- Why It's So Good For Them Traveling with kids isn't always easy, but there are a lot of reasons why it's good to give kids the chance to travel. Experts often talk about the benefits for children's development and social skills if they have the opportunity to live overseas, but even [...]

2017-05-17T22:04:55+00:00April 6th, 2017|Motivation, Travel Tips & Resources|0 Comments

Colleen’s Visit to One of the World’s Safest Countries: Iceland

Colleen at Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland Last year I had the chance to check off a major bucket list item  a trip to Iceland! I had always wanted to see the Northern Lights and my trip coincided with the tail end of the peak season to see them. You can see the lights at their [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:21+00:00April 4th, 2017|Destinations, Featured Global Gals|0 Comments

Travel Safety – The World’s Kinder Than You Might Think…

Earlier this week we shared a little quiz with you, based off of findings from the most recent Global Peace Index report. If you haven't taken the quiz yet, be sure to take it before you read the rest of this post.  So, did the answers surprise you?             [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:21+00:00March 31st, 2017|Lessons Learned, Motivation, Quiz/Survey|0 Comments

Test Your Knowledge on Travel Safety!

Today's we've got a fun, short quiz for you to test your knowledge on travel safety around the world. Based on findings from the latest official Global Peace Index (GPI) report, published mid-2016, see how well you know just how peaceful different parts of the world are. Just click the button below to take the [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:21+00:00March 29th, 2017|Quiz/Survey|0 Comments

Lessons Learned the Hard Way – Traveling By Bus

If you've ever traveled by bus across the United States, you may know that many long-distance buses are required to have a restroom onboard. This is not a universal rule though, and I learned the hard way that making that assumption is a mistake! Damyang's Bamboo Forest In 2012, while I was living in [...]

Colleen’s “Tips from the Road”

Last year while "Global Gal on the Go" Colleen was on the road in Europe she took a moment to sit down and think of some of the things she'd been doing to save money and make her funds go farther. Below are some of her top tips from the road, which she's been using since she started [...]

Money-Saving Tips from Chief Global Gal Brenda

Here are a few quick money saving tips for you on your travels from Chief Global Gal Brenda!  1. Sign up for web deals. Brenda recommends considering the following websites: Travel Zoo (Top 20 deals) GroupOn Getaways ShermansTravel (Top 25 Deals) Cruise.com Jetsetter VacationsToGo LivingSocial Deals (Escapes) Hotwire Deals 2. If you're really on a budget, don't forget to consider alternative [...]