Exploring Turkey

Exploring Turkey

Guest Post Turkey boasts a rich history with its Asian and European influences.  With First Choice you can enjoy these as well as the many beautiful beaches for a sun-soaked holiday.  However, there are many myths about Turkish culture, religion, traditions, food and nightlife. Let’s dispel them. Understanding culture, religion and traditions...
I'm moving to Cape Town, South Africa for the summer!!

I’m moving to Cape Town, South Africa for the summer!!

By Nicole Brewer Zo (as they say it here in Germany). Greetings globe-trotters! I’m Very excited to share with you all my Wonderful news.  As many of you know I’ve been awaiting to hear back about my joint MA program’s  Erasmus Mundus research stay for my third semester and it...
TBEX Dublin, Ireland sold me on travel blogger conferences!

TBEX Dublin, Ireland sold me on travel blogger conferences!

By Nicole Brewer One word, Awesomeness!! That just about sums up my experience on my latest globe-trot trip to Dublin Ireland! I’ve heard from previous bloggers abound that this was THE most amazing TBEX eveeeeer! Therefore, considering it was my first, I will be going back in the future to...
Exotic Zanzibar

Exotic Zanzibar

By Nicole Brewer One word, Africa.  As I planned this particular globe trot experience I was overcome with emotion every time I thought about hitting The continent for my first but not last time, God willing.  As an ESL teacher abroad I’ve been fortunate enough to partake in many travel...
Yeosu World Expo 2012

Yeosu World Expo 2012

By Nicole Brewer (featured in the June issue of Busan Haps)   I attended the opening day of the Yeosu World Expo which is set to run through Aug. 12th.  Yeosu is a port city in the South Jeolla Province and its 317 islands. This year’s Expo theme is “The...
In to India

In to India

By Nicole Brewer (as seen in Busan Haps magazine) JODHPUR, India – While I sat atop my beautifully adorned camel, the sun beamed down on my skin, a light breeze tickled at my hair and I began to feel a sense of ease on this animal I was once so...
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The Majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa

The Majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa

By Nicole Brewer Greetings GTS! It’s absolutely amazing how fast time flies when you’re having fun! Can you believe that as of this week I have been in Cape Town for 2 months with only another month to go before my research stay ends.  It has been incredible sightseeing, researching for my thesis and working...
Perspectives on Ferguson from an African American (well Black) expat

Perspectives on Ferguson from an African American (well Black) expat

By Nicole Brewer So if you’re like me, your social media, FB timelines and the like have been flooded with coverage about the current state affairs in “post racial” America, with images and articles regarding the #Ferguson Missouri death of teen Micheal Brown. There has been tear gas, riots, protest with none other than Jesse...
The Crypt Jazz Restaurant Review, Cape Town South Africa

The Crypt Jazz Restaurant Review, Cape Town South Africa

By Nicole Brewer Cape Town is such a dynamic city. From walking through movie sets at the Company Gardens, to visiting the prison cell of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, I’ve managed to see my fair share of the city. Recently I dined at the eclectic “The Crypt” jazz restaurant that is located beneath the St....
Globe-Trotter of the Month Taiwanda Bason of China!

Globe-Trotter of the Month Taiwanda Bason of China!

By Nicole Brewer Greetings GTs! Sorry for the delay as graduate school, the internship, etc have been keeping me super busy here in Cape Town. I’ve managed to get the details from your current GT of the month Taiwanda Bason, who is currently on break before her return back to China this fall! She is...
How did You spend Nelson Mandela Day? Footage of Desmond Tutu in Cape Town

How did You spend Nelson Mandela Day? Footage of Desmond Tutu in Cape Town

By Nicole Brewer It has been an incredible journey thus far residing in Cape Town, South Africa over the past few weeks.  It’s almost been an entire month that I’ve been here and it flew by at the blink of an eye! Just a couple of weeks ago I had the honor of visiting Robben...
Robben Island, South Africa Visit

Robben Island, South Africa Visit

By Nicole Brewer Greetings Globe-Trotters! It’s been a fantastic first couple of weeks here in Cape Town thus far. I’ve wrapped up the first days at my internship with the Sonke Gender Justice institute, have managed to register as an affiliated student at the University of the Western Cape, in addition to visiting the awe-inspiring...
First Impressions of Cape Town, South Africa

First Impressions of Cape Town, South Africa

By Nicole Brewer Sawubona! I hope all is well on your end of the globe GTs! I’ve been settling into Cape Town quite nicely over the past few days.  I pretty much hit the ground running after my initial day of recuperating from jet lag, you have to love the jetsetting lifestyle of globe-trotters ;-)....
Fairy Tale BDay: Neuschwanstein Disney Castle, Bavaria Germany

Fairy Tale BDay: Neuschwanstein Disney Castle, Bavaria Germany

By Nicole Brewer The days are winding down for the month of June. Even though Gemini season has officially closed, I’d be remiss to not share more with the Globe-Trotters about my fabulous birthday trek to Bavaria, just 2 hours outside of Munich to a city called Fussen to lay eyes upon not one but...
Roadtripping to Berlin via BlaBlaCar

Roadtripping to Berlin via BlaBlaCar

By Nicole Brewer Summer days are here GTs (well, sort of depending where you are around the globe).  The weather has been a tease here in Germany in the past weeks, while on the summer solstice day, one needed a lightweight jacket or sweater. I guess I should be getting used to not having a...
Travel Tips for Detroit Atlantic Impact students and GT postcards!

Travel Tips for Detroit Atlantic Impact students and GT postcards!

By Nicole Brewer Greetings GTs! I have had the distinct pleasure of being contacted by the lovely ladies and founders of Atlantic Impact, a non-profit organization based in my hometown of Detroit, MI! They have similar values of I Luv 2 Globe Trot in that they aspire to inspire youth to trot the globe and...
Essen Jewish Synagogue & Dusseldorf, Germany Jazz fest!

Essen Jewish Synagogue & Dusseldorf, Germany Jazz fest!

By Nicole Brewer Hello GTs! I hope the start of summer has been treating you right where ever you are across the globe at the moment. I’m in countdown to the final weeks here in Germany before the big trot to South Africa in July.  Many of my classmates have already trotted on to their...
TrailBlasian Anthology released and classes Over in Germany!!

TrailBlasian Anthology released and classes Over in Germany!!

By Nicole Brewer So this weekend has been filled with great moments. On Friday, the term here in Germany for my graduate studies officially ended with lectures, presentations and a certificate for the final simulation exercise that was completed with my classmates and visiting students from Columbia University in NYC. It was an excellent, but...

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