Hi there! My name is Jenny and I love (in no particular order) CrossFit, my dog Jack, ice cream, food (in general), and my family and friends mean everything to me! OH! And I loooove traveling!! I guess you could say that if I have any regrets in my life, it would be that I didn’t start traveling sooner. The amount of growth and wisdom I believe I have gained from my travel experiences so far has been very cathartic for me. I hope to inspire in you something that makes you get excited about traveling also, even if it is somewhere close that you keep saying you want to go, but haven’t. So far I have traveled to 12 countries and 5 continents. My goal is to travel to every continent by 2020 and at least one different country every year.
I grew up a military brat and the bulk of our traveling included summer road trips to various places in the United States. Other than a high school trip to Canada, and not including the four years I lived in England as a child, I had no travel experience. In my 20’s, I didn’t take advantage of my vacation time. I was more interested in going out with my friends, shopping, and staying put in the United States. I took my first trip out of the country as an adult at the age of 30 to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with my friend, Kristin. That trip started the travel itch. It allowed me to see a part of the world that I had only seen on TV. I was in awe of what was out there! Fast forward to Bali, Indonesia with another friend, Brittany. That was it! I was hooked! All I could think about was where to go next and how many places I could squeeze into whatever time I had that would allow me to have the best experience possible. I wanted to go somewhere…yesterday! I was forgetting one thing, though. How much was it going to cost me? My goal going forward was to make sure I was getting the most “bang for my buck.”
Through much research pouring over traveler reviews, airline and hotel websites, travel blogs, destination websites, and tips from friends who travel, I have been able to experience some pretty amazing places and meet a lot of incredible people. So get your passport ready because I plan to spark in you the same excitement I have to get out there and explore!