Week 1, blog 1. First blog ever. So where do I begin? This seems rather intimidating but I want to start by introducing myself. Most people know me as Jen with the big laugh and the one who takes way too many holidays.
My dream behind this site is to bring you everything about travel than you could ever have enough hours in a day to go through. A spot to come to help plan your next vacation, and get some awesome travel deals while you’re here. This blog specifically is about my chance to bring you good stories, good humour and good insight about travelling. As you dig through the endless articles on this site to ensure you find the right information you need to plan your next holiday, I will keep you amused and full of good ideas and insight.
This is my passion and my dream. My day job is marketing. And although I have the best clients in the world, I work to pay my travel bills. I initially thought that I should go and try to find the best travel company to work for so I could travel all the time. Makes sense, right? But then my best friend and the wisest person I know said: “What do you really want in life?” and I realized it was not to travel for a company on work-related business, but to travel with my family and friends.
Therefore, I consult so I can skip out and travel when I want. I hope my clients aren’t reading this or they are going to catch on to my, “Oh the reception is just not good today,” as I sit in Miami at my favourite happy place – the King & Groves hotel drinking Mimosas (I am in the middle). I am starting this site from a passion for what I love, but even more than that, I am truly the epitome of a ‘fanatic’ tourist. I spend hours and hours planning trips, and there is not a moment that I don’t have something booked or something in the works. Because this is what makes me happy – planning and anticipating a trip to spend time with friends and family.
Okay, so enough of me. I need to introduce my partner and one of my closest friends Tiffany. I knew what I wanted to be involved in this site and I knew that I needed her to pull it off (she doesn’t look like it but she is a bit of an IT geek). You will hear from both us as she is a fanatic traveller like myself and we even love to travel together – I am sure we will blog about many of our trips and I promise you it won’t be without laughs. Have I told you yet that her husband’s nickname is Pickle and that Tiff loves putting on fake teeth while trying to outtalk and outwit the ghost tour guide? Look out for a future blog on our Florida Keys trip for all the details and maybe even some more pictures.
I hope you will love our stories and, more importantly, our insight. Our goal with every blog is to bring you something new and interesting from great insider tips on what to do and where to go alongside travel tips to help make planning your trip easier. You will hear from Tiffany, myself and a variety of guest bloggers to keep it fresh and inspiring.
Be prepared for truckloads of travel tips and tricks with my insider ‘Psst’ tip-ins in each of my blogs. Like how to get an upgrade, how to find the best room on the property, where to find the best car rental deals, how to beat the lines at Disney, the resort with the coolest water park in Dominican and so much more. We also hope you will visit our wall of ‘tips’ from fellow travellers on the website and contribute your very own travel tips to bring others great insight like the neatest places or hotels to visit or insider tips on your favourite things to do and see.
Join us as we explore the world and we hope you enjoy the journey.