Two of my Hmong guides while on my 3-day trek in Sapa, the hills of Northern Vietnam.
Two of my Hmong guides while on my 3-day trek in Sapa, the hills of Northern Vietnam.

During my Erin Goes Global adventure, I’ll be writing from the road — at least 3 posts each week!  Highlights include:

  • MESSAGES by Country: Each country gets a 7-point list of favorite meeting spots, local foods, must-have items, and activities that are not to be missed.
  • Posts by Region: Thinking about Morocco? Want to climb Kilimanjaro? Is the Trans-Siberian a possibility? Turn here for both more than 300 posts full of information and inspiration!
  • Travel Favorites: Top 5 mountains, favorite countries, best beaches. Let’s compare notes and pick the worldwide winners!
  • Erin Goes Global Travel Map: Track me in real time!

To find out more on my 2-year, 7 continent, 70 country adventure: Watch the video here!

Erin Goes Global – and so do you!


Who doesn’t love elephants?! I recently came across an adorable video of a baby elephant playing in the ocean for the first time. Then I found a fascinating article in Nature on the discovery of elephant speech patterns and 70 …

Photo of Women

A friend recently asked me if I wanted to visit Saudi Arabia to speak at a girls’ school. My instant reply: Yes! But then I thought a bit more about it and now I’m not so sure.

Last May, I …


Yo ho ho and bottle of rum! Eleven days in and I’m telling you, a stiff drink would not have gone astray at this point.

Day 12: Earlier I mentioned we didn’t have the expected wind on our side, …

Beach Time

Over the years, I’ve encountered several bizarre holiday destinations.

These places were unknown to me before my trip and each one contains an element of surrealism that sets ‘em apart. Here’re three, one each in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Just …


My trip through Utah was to visit portions of The Grand Staircase, the world’s most well preserved sequence of sedimentary rock formed by ancient lakes, inland seas, deserts and forests.

The rock layers span 100 miles and represent more than …

Ship in Icy Waters

How well do you know your ice-world geography? Here’s a test:

  • Do polar bears at the South Pole?
  • Do penguins live at the North Pole?
  • Can you see the Aurora Borealis in Antarctica?

No, No & Nope!

(Actually this last …

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