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Cuba, Havana - Top 20 Sights to see and do

Havana: Top 20 Sights

If you're going to Havana for the first time and need a quick guide to the top sights in this gorgeous, colonial, city - then this article is ... Read More
Daria Silter - Global Storybook

Wait, I Am Married, So Why Am I Still Traveling Solo?

A few years ago I found myself in the midst of building my professional career in healthcare, celebrating my latest promotion.  I just stared working for this ... Read More

Brighton Bathing Boxes: It’s Always More Fun In the Sun

If you have never seen a picture of these small, colorful houses located in Melbourne, Australia - chances are, you were probably living under a rock.  Named 'Brighton Bathing ... Read More
Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Global Storybook

Bosnia and Herzegovina: One of Europe’s Underrated Treasures

In my, traveler’s opinion, I would rank Bosnia and Herzegovina as one of the most underrated countries in Europe.  Frankly, I almost never hear anyone talk about this ... Read More

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Travel Stories

Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Global Storybook

Bosnia and Herzegovina: One of Europe’s Underrated Treasures

In my, traveler’s opinion, I would rank Bosnia and Herzegovina as one of the most underrated countries in Europe.  Frankly, I almost never hear anyone talk about this country unless it pertains ... Read More

The Mekong River: A Journey of a Lifetime

Since the 1950’s, the regions connected by the Mekong River uphold a perception of people hardened by war, an “unstable environment” that most Baby Boomers would shudder at the thought ... Read More

Dominica: The Nature Island of the Caribbean

This island is usually not well known when talking to people about the Caribbean.  Other, more popular, Caribbean islands typically come to mind first.  This may be because it is ... Read More
Thai Traffic Jam

Transportation Adventures in Southeast Asia

Leaving my cozy and comfortable hostel in Bangkok, I embarked on a journey within the city, to traveling to the hotel I booked.  Setting out with most of the staff ... Read More
The Sphinx

An Arabic Adventure

Often travellers are skeptical about visiting the Middle East, given its somewhat constant state of turmoil and uncertainty in regards to tourist safety.  We were still quite eager to explore ... Read More
PURA VIDA

Exploring Costa Rica: Tabacon Hot Springs

Hello fellow travelers! "Pura vida!" is the expression you most commonly hear when you travel in Costa Rica. Often used as a greeting, the "pure life" symbolizes for Costa Ricans ... Read More

Solo Travel

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Hello fellow travelers! Do you remember hearing about Ceylon in your history class?  Well Ceylon today is called Sri Lanka, and it's a beautiful country with a lot to discover ...

Sigiriya – Visiting The Lion Mountain

Bangkok
What brings men the desire to travel?  What is this primal instinct that pushes people to explore and seek adventure in the far corners of the planet?  That dear reader ...

The Blonde, The Rockstar, and the Vagabond – Or The Traveling Sadist

casablanca, morocco
It was my mom who introduced me to the idea of visiting Morocco.  She hasn't been there herself, but she expressed a strong desire to go there during one of her future ...

Crazy, Chaotic, Exotic – Solo Girl’s Adventures in Morocco

Elephant wrapping her trunk over my head to get treats.
“Whenever elephants met men, elephants fared badly…in India and southern Asia, elephants became the mounts of kings; tanks against forts, prisoners' executioners, and pincushions of arrows, driven mad in battle; ...

Thailand: Elephant Play in a Responsible Way

Local Stories

Alex Fogo the DJ That Doesn’t Curse

My Wednesday Friend invited me to attend Nervous Records Release Party yesterday.  And I went because I like nervous people.  Also, don't get overwhelmed by records release party fancy words, ... Read More

Garden Route – Step Into Nature

With all the focus and tourist sites directing you straight to the Mother City of Cape Town (of course there's no doubt how beautiful it is) - just a few hours ... Read More

My Happy Childhood – in My Small, Unhappy World.

I never thought that writing about your own life can be so difficult.  You might think that you’ve certainly got all the facts right, and yes you know the story, ... Read More
Dia Beacon

Dia Beacon – The Far Away Place With Erotic Poems

I'm done bitching about looking for an apartment in New York.  Because against all odds I found one, and managed to put together some quality material.  Don't quote me on ... Read More
Little fella at the Met

Museum Mile: How to Stay Classy and Cheap

So the Tuesday of June 16th, I attended a pretty cool event called Museum Mile Festival, and it's where all the New York's museums located on the Fifth Ave open ... Read More

I’ve never been to Indonesia, but I’ve been to Bali!

Two words: True story. During my time living abroad, I’ve met people who have never heard of Indonesia before.  But, when I mention Bali, they often recognize the island.  And ... Read More

Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Ghosts Stole My Drone

How awesome was my weekend?  Pretty damn awesome.  Because that's what happens when you plan well.  Or when you plan activities that you actually look forward to.  And I look ... Read More
Sushisamba, NYC

Saturday in Manhattan, Sort of…

So… Saturday in New York.  What to wear and what to do. Wear whatever the hell you want.  But if you’re in New York make sure it’s like stylish and ... Read More

Daria’s Journal

Daria Silter - Global Storybook

Wait, I Am Married, So Why Am I Still Traveling Solo?

A few years ago I found myself in the midst of building my professional career in healthcare, celebrating my latest promotion ...
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Evolution of Global Storybook

The Evolution of Global Storybook’s Logo and Website

Hi guys!  I want to take you with me, for a quick second back in time, to that very moment when Global ...
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Daria Silter's Office

Welcome to My Office – Global Storybook’s First HQ!

Hello World! I have recently created and posted a video on my Facebook wall about this "little" office space that ...
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Books

Swiss Watching Diccon Bewes

Swiss Watching: Inside The Land Of Milk And Money

Book:  “Swiss Watching: Inside The Land Of Milk And Money" Author:  Diccon Bewes Publisher:  Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2010 What makes up a Swiss identity? What makes the Swiss tick? Who are ... Read More
All you need to be impossibly French by Helena Powell

All You Need to Be Impossibly French

Book:  “All You Need to Be Impossibly French” Author:  Helena Frith Powell Publisher:  Plume, Penguin Group, 2006 Known as some of the most elegant, glamorous and intelligent women in the World, French ... Read More

Weekend Travel

Barcelona

Magical Barcelona – A Perfect Weekend Trip

Barcelona is one of those cities I keep returning to.  It's a place where you can find a hundred things to do and to love, things that make me return over and over again! If ... Read More
Milan, Italy - Global Storybook

A Spontaneous Weekend Trip to Milan – Visiting The Top Sights

Let me tell you a secret.  Whenever I’m feeling bored or that serious case of wanderlust gets me, I’m browsing for cheap flights.  It’s usually happening on our low cost airline, Wizzair’s website; sometimes they ... Read More
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Budget Travel

Switzerland on a budget

Switzerland on a Budget: 10 Things You Need to Know

If you're dreaming of traveling to Switzerland, and its pricey reputation is the only thing that's keeping you - then this article is for you. Switzerland didn't earn its famous reputation from nothing - ...
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