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Love, Rome

What Is Love?

As an Editor-in-Chief of Global Storybook I have the great benefit of having my own column, where I can yap about nada. Or about things that ... Read More
NYU

How I Got Admitted To The Top School (Plus My Application Essay)

Last week I've made an exciting announcement that I was accepted into the school of my dreams - New York University (NYU), in just one week.  And ... Read More
What To Pack to the Arctic Circle

What to Pack For the Arctic Circle

A few months ago, as my very first trip to the Arctic Circle in the Finnish Lapland was drawing closer, I slowly began panicking.  What do I ... Read More
Making it to the top

Above the Clouds – Summiting the Helvellyn

The Lake District, a region located in the north of England, is home to some of the highest peaks in Britain.  This beautiful part of England is ... Read More

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Travel Stories

Making it to the top

Above the Clouds – Summiting the Helvellyn

The Lake District, a region located in the north of England, is home to some of the highest peaks in Britain.  This beautiful part of England is truly a hiker’s paradise ... Read More
ice hotel

A Night On the Arctic Circle: Inside the Ice Hotel

Hello fellow travelers! When I was a little girl my mother used to read me a tale called "The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. I loved the story and ... Read More
Malaga, Spain

Visiting Andalusia – The City of Málaga

Hello fellow travelers!  I love visiting Spain and today I want to tell you about one of my favorite Spanish cities: Málaga! Although this is the sixth largest city in ... 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 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

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

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Living in Italy: The Real Deal

We are two Dutchmen who moved to Italy in 2008 to try and enjoy the good life while operating a bed and breakfast.  It all started rather in a hurry, ... 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

Daria’s Journal

Love, Rome

What Is Love?

As an Editor-in-Chief of Global Storybook I have the great benefit of having my own column, where I can yap ...
Read More
NYU

How I Got Admitted To The Top School (Plus My Application Essay)

Last week I've made an exciting announcement that I was accepted into the school of my dreams - New York ...
Read More
Norway

Best News Ever! I Just Got… Today

Some news are life-changing, well - this is certainly it for me.  I just got my acceptance letter to the school ...
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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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Books

havana real by yoani sanchez

Havana Real: One Woman Fights To Tell The Truth About Cuba

Book:  “Havana Real: One Woman Fights To Tell The Truth About Cuba Today” Author:  Yoani Sánchez Publisher:  Melville House Publishing, 2009 How does one survive when ... Read More
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 ... 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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