Hey there! Welcome to my travel and lifestyle blog— Blonde Well Traveled. I’m Jenna, a born and raised FL girl who followed her heart around the globe and landed in New York City. From fulfilling creative pursuits in my PR career to aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan, I’m constantly chasing all of the new, unfamiliar, inspiring and challenging experiences life has to offer. I’ve been blogging since December 2014 and created Blonde Well Traveled to share my experiences and connect with likeminded individuals who aspire to see the world.
How did I get into traveling?
I’m not one of those people who grew up going on amazing trips abroad. In fact, I’d only visited Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic aside from traveling within the states prior to attending college. However, I did take some incredible family trips to Tennessee, Utah, and New York to name a few! (Thanks mom and dad).
The travel bug really hit me in the summer of 2013 when studied abroad in Florence, Italy.
My summer in Europe proved to be a life changing experience. In just six weeks, I explored Florence, Rome, Venice, Pisa, Cinque Terre, the Almafi Coast, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona. I learned a ton about myself (including many of my weaknesses), and fell in love with immersing myself in different cultures.
“There is no such thing as getting over the travel bug. The more you travel, the more you’ll want to.”
Why do I love to travel?
The truth is, travel is challenging— but that’s one of the aspects I love most about it. Travel gives you the opportunity to be vulnerable; to push yourself, and to do things you never imagined you would. Experiencing a new place for the first time evokes a feeling inside of me that I can’t quite describe.
Countries Visited: 16
Favorite Destinations: Italy, Croatia, Spain, France, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico.
Desired Destinations: Greece, Ireland, Thailand, Alaska, Australia, and New Zealand.
Why did I create Blonde Well Traveled?
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been passionate about writing. I took creative writing classes in high school, and then went on to learn a completely different style of writing in college when majoring in public relations. I’ve also always (no really– always) been a little social media obsessed. To me, blogging is the perfect fusion of every style of writing I know and love, plus it’s a form of social media and I get to write from the heart.
Where have I traveled to most recently?
Last summer, I took a 25 day trip to Europe with my dad and brother. We traveled to Madrid (where my brother studied abroad), Toledo, Córdoba, Barcelona, Florence (my home away from home), Cinque Terre, Budapest, Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes. Shortly after, I went to Zurich, Munich for Oktoberfest, Paris and Brussels. This past year, I’ve been on a bit of a travel lull because I moved to New York City! Along with exploring the surrounding boroughs, I got the chance to explore beautiful upstate New York, hop up to the Poconos for a ski trip, and fly out to Moab, Utah for one of my favorite trips of all time! I’m looking forward to more adventures in 2017.