Stories From the Road

Taking Wing to a Dream – Part 1

Story by Global Gal LaVonne Screaming in full-blown terror, my eight-year-old vocal chords competed with the squeal of the beat up Cessna spiraling in a high-speed descent for the snow-covered, jagged Alaskan peaks below. As the mountaintop moved into closer and clearer detail with horrifying speed, I saw the broken pieces of a small aircraft [...]

2017-08-11T19:18:40+00:00June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

A Girlfriend’s Road Trip Across the Southwest

Written by "Go-To Global Gal" Alyce; All photos by Alyce Howard Buttes, mesas, and plateaus abound in Utah's ever-changing scenery... Since my undergraduate studies I have lived overseas in three countries (Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea)—an experience which I thoroughly enjoyed and will always treasure. But despite all of my travels, there was one [...]

2017-04-04T18:06:16+00:00April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Around the World and Back Again: Iowa to India

  At the end of January 2017, I decided to take on an impressive and ambitious travel journey. In three months, I planned to do 16 cities and seven countries. I had backpacked for the greater part of 2016, so this seemed like an easy feat to accomplish. What I hadn’t anticipated were the curve [...]

2017-08-11T19:20:59+00:00April 7th, 2017|1 Comment

Gypsy Hearts

Global Gals founder and CEO, Brenda McGuire is very fond of the saying, “It’s a small world.” In fact, it’s a sort of mantra with Global Gals, which is why what happened to me as I was zipping home from grocery shopping felt so right. As I slowed for the intersection that would start me [...]

2016-12-19T21:20:02+00:00December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Traveling with Your Partner: 5 Reasons to Explore with Your Special Someone

    “And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” -- Pico Iyer To travel is [...]

2016-11-29T16:09:56+00:00November 29th, 2016|1 Comment

My Challenge: I Was Afraid of Traveling Alone

Don't Be Afraid of Traveling Alone - Travel on Your Own and Live Your Dream Did you ever think about leaving everything behind and living the life you want to live? Exploring the world, seeing with your own eyes beautiful wonders and nature we normally only see on TV or the internet? I always thought I'd never be [...]

2016-11-23T15:35:07+00:00November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

I Moved from Chicago to Teach English in Spain

Turn the clock back 5 years and imagine a young, bright-eyed, 23-year- old, college grad, who had just moved her life to Chicago to start her career path in her very first corporate job…only to be fired 3 days in from said corporate job. What do you do after packing your car up and moving to a [...]

2016-11-17T16:12:14+00:00November 17th, 2016|0 Comments