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5 Amazing Travel Photographers on Instagram

Looking out my window today, all I can see is yucky mounds and mounds of snow. Explanation: Fresh snow in the country = winter wonderland; Plowed dirty snow in the city = yucky!  On days like this when the sky and the streets are so bleak, I turn to instagram for travel photo solace and inspiration. Here are 5 of my favorite traveler’s with amazing instagram accounts: You can check out my instagram page @theglobaldiva...

The Travel And Adventure Show: Not a Bad Way to Spend a Day

I recently had the opportunity to check out the Travel and Adventure Show and I have to admit it was better than I expected. Although, if pressed about it, I couldn’t really say what is was that I did expect. Maybe I just didn’t expect it to be such big production. The convention center was filled with airline, cruise ship, vacation and tourism vendors of every variety and they were all at the ready to book the trip of your...

Taking Travel Inventory with Scratch Maps

It’s the end of another year, time to take inventory of the great travel destinations that you can now mark off your bucket list before making new plans for next year. Maps by ScratchMap are perfect for doing just that. Part wall art and part travel lottery ticket, these maps are covered in a foil surface that you can scratch away with a coin. These cool maps make it easy to celebrate all the places that you have been while...

It's Time To Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants To Be!

Yesterday was my birthday. It wasn’t a milestone or anything, but I always find myself taking a mental inventory of where I am going in life on my birthday. This year I was tempted to feel like am at a bit of a standstill. The decision to go back to college to finish my degree is one that I find myself second guessing  only about three times a week or so, but for now at least, I am committed. However, especially on...

Tuesday Tunes: So Ein Schöner Tag!

– October is almost over and sadly, I have been so busy that I don’t have one moment of arm-linked singing under an Oktoberfest tent nor a single sip from a beer stein to show for it. Feeling nostalgic, I scoured youtube in search of a bit of lederhosen fun until I came across this video. “So Ein Schöner Tag/ Fliegerlied” isn’t a traditional Oktoberfest song like “Ein Prosit” (Oans- Zwoa- Drei- G’SUFFA!) but over the past 5 years or...

Who Will Win??? The Best Job Around the World!

Jauntaroo, a website that plays vacation matchmaker to enthusiastic travelers is currently in search of a “Chief World Explorer”. The lucky travel guru who scores this exciting position will have an opportunity to travel around the globe for a year all expenses paid and earn $100,000 for blogging, tweeting and posting webisodes all about the experience. The call for applications ended September 15 and the top five finalists will be announced next week. So check out the videos of the...