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How I Traveled The World Without Leaving Queens

As world travelers, it's easy to say you'll travel within the USA for a quick getaway or a fun vacation, but leave your "real" travel for international destinations.  After all, how culturally different could it possibly be when you stay in your own country?In the case of Queens, that's not true.  You may as well be getting on an airplane to jet halfway around the world: … [Read More]

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The Truth About Winter Travel

I've never been one to balk at traveling to cold weather destinations.  I think Chicago in the winter is still a lot of fun and I froze my tushie off camping in … [Read More]

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Exploring Egypt

This guest post is by Jess of Tripelio. We all know that the Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and most travellers would jump at the … [Read More]

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Ecuador for Spring Break!

As a college freshman, I was excited to find flyers advertising the Elizabethtown College Ecuador trip, a school-sponsored spring break.  Ecuador sounded so much cooler than spending a week in Miami or Cancun, so I spent a few months working extra hours at my … [Read More]


What Can You Find on The Girl and Globe?

I appreciate your patience on responding to comments, emails, and social media while I'm on spring break.I'm a casual blogger and don't spend a lot of time going over my website analytics, but one of the things that usually catches my eye are the search … [Read More]


24 Hours for the Grand Canyon Was Just Right

I always imagined that my first trip to the Grand Canyon would be my only trip there.  Of course, I had assumed this trip would take advantage of the Grand Canyon to the fullest, exploring the North Rim, South Rim, inner canyon (via a rim-to-rim hike), and … [Read More]

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Travel Purchases Worth Every Penny

Over dozens of trips and hundreds of dollars, I've experimented with my share of travel gear and services.  Some of these travel purchases have saved me headaches, time, and maybe even dollars (in the long run) while others have been an absolute waste of … [Read More]

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Back to the Basics: Bumping 101

I absolutely love that airlines overbook flights.I've scored hundreds of dollars worth of airline vouchers from being bumped which means more free travel for me.  However, for every person out there that loves being bumped, … [Read More]