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armchair travel august 2014

Armchair Travel: The Girl and Globe Reading List for August 2014

It might be summer, but I still love spending my mornings curled up on the couch with a steaming cup of coffee and something good to read.  For me, it's about easing into the day and starting things off on a good note, even though it's beautiful outside and I feel guilty for not getting up and taking a walk.  I've found a lot of great reads lately, so bookmark this post for … [Read More]

becky on pacaya volcano

Hiking Pacaya Volcano

For years, Pacaya was the "must do" tour outside Antigua.  What could be more interesting than getting up close to molten lava, especially without the rules and … [Read More]

Enjoying the canals throughout Amsterdam.

3 Merits of Rapid Travel

Growing up, almost all of my family vacations were roadtrips.  We'd pile in the car and drive a few hours down the road, stopping for the highlights of a city and … [Read More]

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Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway Makes Packing for Travel Easier

More often than not, my suitcase is packed with t-shirts and other casual clothes.  I'm the person who wears her convertible Northface pants at home just as much as while traveling.  Let's just say that fashion isn't one of my interests. While I can't … [Read More]


American Express Business Gold Rewards

Credit Card: American Express Business Gold Rewards Card Issued By: American Express Type of Card: American Express Personal/Business: Business Annual Fee: $175, waived for first year Foreign Exchange Fee: 2.7% Current Bonus: 50,000 Membership Rewards … [Read More]

Schloss Neuschwanstein as seen from Marienbruecke

Spectacular Neuschwanstein

We arrived in Hohenschwangau in the late afternoon after a scenic drive through the countryside. We instantly knew that we were in for a treat – from a scenery perspective, there is no doubt that this area was the most beautiful we visited. With the gorgeous … [Read More]