Hi! I'm Jen, and I am so glad you are here!

Just before my partner died of cancer in June of 2018, I promised him that I would not waste a single day that I am gifted on this planet. I quit my job that very month and set off with a one-way ticket and a dream to see the world. My goal is to inspire you to follow your dreams, whatever those dreams may be. Because life is just too short to delay seeking your version of joy. I am especially committed to empowering single people to embrace the beauty of solo travel.

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THE CAMINO

Stories and tips for walking the Camino de Santiago

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TRAVEL TIPS

Travel tips and packing lists to ensure an easy trip

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TRAVEL HEALS

A collection of stories about grieving while traveling

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USA PARKS

Tips for traveling to & hiking through USA national parks

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PERFECT DAY

Itineraries to maximize memories with limited time

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POPULAR POSTS ON THE BLOG

The Heart of Being: A Yoga Retreat

Telling people that you are headed to a yoga retreat solicits a lot of confused looks and bewildered reactions. My colleagues said, “Jen, you do know there is yoga in Chicago, right?” My Grandfather questioned, “You are traveling to do yoga?” (audible sigh) “Oh well.”

The healing power of the ocean is hard to ignore when the sun rises.

A Beach Confession

I’m just going to come clean and say the thing that elicits gasps and open-mouthed stares. Here it is: I don’t like the beach. Before you even ask, no, I do not hate children or puppies. I just hate sand and sunscreen, and especially the combination of sand and sunscreen. Also, I look stupid …

WALKING THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

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