15 of the Best Expat Blogs

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Of the many varieties of travel blogs, expat blogs are Jessica Spiegel’s go to for inspiration. These are 15 of her favorites.

Becoming an Expat

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Ever thought about moving to another country? Don't buy that one-way ticket just yet – Jessica Spiegel has some things you should think about first.

9 of the Strangest Bone Churches of Europe

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You don’t have to be a horror movie fan to find Europe’s many bone churches fascinating, like BootsnAll writer Jessica Spiegel does.

Don’t Wear Black to Cafe du Monde (& Other New Orleans Travel Tips)

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New Orleans may already be a popular vacation destination, but BootsnAll writer Jessica Spiegel wants to make sure you love NOLA for more than just Bourbon Street. Here are Jessica’s NOLA DOs & DON’Ts.

Valentine’s Day Travel Articles Round-Up

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It’s not too late to inject some travel-related romance into your Valentine’s Day plans, and these articles gathered by Jessica Spiegel might just help you out.

How I Travel: Andrew McCarthy

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Andrew McCarthy’s inner vagabond wasn’t satisfied with a successful career as an actor and director – so when he met National Geographic Traveler’s editor Keith Bellows at a party many years ago, he coaxed Bellows into letting him write for the magazine. Today, he’s a National Geographic Traveler contributing editor and an award-winning travel writer – and we’re pleased to feature him this week on How I Travel.

How Not To Get Ripped Off When Using an ATM

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As thieves get more clever, travelers have to get smarter. Jessica Spiegel outlines what to look for before you put your credit or debit card into an unfamiliar bank machine, in case it’s been tampered with.

Four Things You Think You Know About South Africa

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South Africa carries with it some pretty hefty baggage – it’s far away from so much of the rest of the world that what we “know” about South Africa comes to us largely through brief news snippets, sweeping movie landscapes, or apartheid documentaries on the History Channel. You know there’s more to South Africa than that. You just don’t know what.

6 Ways to Make Your Italian Vacation More Interesting

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Want to make your Italy vacation photos and stories stand out? Jessica Spiegel says you’ll need to get away from the places everyone else goes, or have a special theme to focus on for your trip.

Traveler Postcard – Jessica in South Africa

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In BootsnAll’s new series, Traveler Postcards, we profile a real trip – highlighting the best of a destination as seen by a particular person on a particular trip. This week, BootsnAll writer Jessica Spiegel shares stories from an epic trip to South Africa.