Lessons Learned

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

A Newb’s Guide to Staying at a Resort Pt. 1

  Written by “Go-To Global Gal” Alyce In case you’re wondering, a “newb” (or “noob”) is a “newbie,” and until recently I was most definitely a newbie when it came to resorts—let alone staying at an all-inclusive resort. This blog post is for anyone else who finds themselves with plans to stay at a resort for [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:25+00:00February 14th, 2017|Destinations, Lessons Learned, Travel Tips & Resources|0 Comments

Flying Soon? How Not to Miss Your Flight & What to Do If the “Worst Case” Happens!

I’ve been flying—nationally and internationally since I was 17—so for about 14 years—and I’d never missed a single flight or connection. Ever. That is until last week on my trip home to Iowa. Now some of you may have missed flights before—and if you’re anything like me you probably felt your heart drop into your [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:25+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Lessons Learned, Travel Tips & Resources|0 Comments