About

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Hi! I’m Jen or Jennifer —either one is fine with me—and guess what…I love travel.  Most of the time.  Actually, I sometimes hate it because I am a pretty cheap traveller so I will spend 13 hours in transit to get to my destination and show up and get locked in a hostel bathroom and cry.  Usually that doesn’t happen though and I cry when I am not traveling wishing I was sitting on my bed watching House Hunters International.

 

I have resisted the idea of writing a travel blog for years; I thought that I didn’t like writing because papers and deadlines for school were the absolute worst.  But writing a travel blog is totally different.  I love how writing brings me right back to that moment in time and I get a sort of adrenaline rush.

 

So, how did I begin these adrenaline inducing experiences?  I started my international travels in 2009 while studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.  I had such an incredible time in those four months that, after college, I moved to Madrid, Spain for the Auxiliaries teaching English program run by the Spanish government.  I am currently back in my home base of Los Angeles, California, but I make sure to travel as much as possible.  This past summer, I spent a month back in Europe on a Baltic cruise, 10-day trip to Croatia, and week in Barcelona for La Merce.

 

What is my trademark travel style you may ask?  You probably didn’t but I wanted to segway into this somehow.  Whether I am traveling solo or with friends, you can find me on a canal in Amsterdam or Venice, a rooftop in Lisbon or Florence, or on a picnic blanket in Paris or Madrid, eating a baguette with brie.  I love brie!  It’s cheap and delicious and plentiful in Europe.  It is also a great way to meet people.  I usually refuse to share my food; but, I can’t eat a whole hunk of brie and a baguette on my own, so its the perfect way to start up a conversation with passerby, offer them some food, and meet your future travel companions and lifelong friends.

 

Now that you’ve read my “About Me” section, please feel free to take a look at the rest of my blog.  I have practical guides and tips for destinations throughout Europe as well as a “tell-all” on how to plan for a spontaneous trip throughout Europe.  Yes, I am trying to be ironic there but I promise it’s possible to do!  I will also share some travel mishaps; I hope I’ve written them to be funny enough where you will laugh at my expense.  I’d love to connect with you further in the comments section or on social media.

 

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello from a fellow Angelino. I love your story. I got my start studying abroad too and have been hooked ever since. Looking forward to reading about your travels!

    1. Hi Maya! Thank you so much! Haha yes thank you study abroad for forever making us stir crazy and wanderlusting on the daily. So glad to connect 🙂

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