How Being a World Traveler Helped Me Cope in a Covid World

by:  Brenda McGuire - 'The Global Gal' For over 20 years, I’ve explored the far corners of this amazing world!  Through epic journeys to 85 countries on six continents, my travels have taught me some of the most valuable life lessons – such as how to connect with other cultures, be present at the moment, [...]

2020-12-11T21:14:43+00:00December 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Being a World Traveler Helped Me Cope in a Covid World

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+00:00October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Asking the RIGHT Questions?

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 [...]

2020-12-09T17:32:16+00:00September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Double-Check the Details (or Risk Travel Delays, Frustration & Stress!)

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 [...]

2017-09-19T18:54:16+00:00September 18th, 2017|Destinations, Messages from our Chief Global Gal, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Traveling Solo in China?

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+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making Your Travel Dreams Happen!

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 [...]

2020-01-17T12:45:13+00:00June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 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+00:00April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cyber Security – 4 Quick Tips!

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 [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:24+00:00March 21st, 2017|Lessons Learned, Travel Tips & Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Colleen’s “Tips from the Road”

Christmas Traditions Across Cultures

Around the world, a number of significant holidays fill the calendar between November and January. This peak holiday season includes a wide variety of holidays: Saint Nicholas Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Lunar New Year are just a few examples of the many special days celebrated. Today though, we’d like to take a brief look at some [...]

2017-05-09T13:53:25+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Christmas Traditions Across Cultures
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