Welcome to The Girl and Globe, a travel blog for interactive travelers! If it’s your first visit, learn a little about what you’ll find here and some of the most popular articles to help you plan your trip.
Who’s the girl behind The Girl and Globe?
I’m Becky and I love to discover the world through real, hands-on experiences that immerse and engage you with the local culture and natural world. I call this sightDOING and you will see a lot of it throughout this site.
I share personal tips, stories, guides and so much more throughout this site and across my social media channels to help you plan and get inspired for your next adventure.
If hiking the mountains of a national park or making a delicious meal with locals is what inspires you to travel, then you’re in the right place!
If you’d like to learn more about me, where I came from, and what sparked my travel bug, check out my bio.
What’s Popular Here?
With over 600 articles in my archives, you’ll have plenty of travel stories and tips to read for a long time! If you’re not ready to read everything, here are some good places to start to get a taste for who I am, why I think sightDOING instead of sightSEEING is so important, and where some of my favorite places are.
My Ultimate Guide to the Best Travel Gear: It’s tough to travel without the right gear. After many years of exploring the world, I’ve compiled a list of products that I use for my every day travels, some of which I couldn’t travel without.
An Insider’s Guide to Richmond Virginia: This is the city I call home, but it’s also a great destination for travelers. My guide lays out the best restaurants, things to do, and so much more. Just be prepared, my weekend itinerary will get you started but you’ll want more time to see it all!
Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro: Consistently voted one of the most thrilling experiences in the world, volcano boarding isn’t for the faint of heart. I got down and dirty with a volcano and slid down its slopes on just a few slabs of wood glued together. This is sightDOING to its extreme!
What is it Really Like to Travel Solo If You’re Married: Solo travel isn’t unusual anymore (yay!), but what if you’re in a relationship and still choose to go off on your own? That’s often my choice (though not always) and I share the realities with you.
How to Avoid Tourist Traps: There’s lots of travel advice throughout my site, but my #1 tip is what I call the “100-meter rule”. Check out this post and learn how to enjoy the best of iconic landmarks while still getting an authentic experience.
The Heart and Soul of Guatemala: With many trips to Guatemala under my belt and in my future, it’s important for you to understand my love for this equally enchanting and heartbreaking country. Central America won me over quickly, but Guatemala left a lasting impression.
How to Afford More Frequent Travel: What if you could afford to travel three weeks a year? What if it was six? What if it was half the year? These tips are scalable to whatever balance of home and abroad that makes sense for you, but ultimately help you enjoy your hobby of travel!
…or check out a list of posts organized by destination to help you plan your trip!
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