travel

I love to travel more than anything. I like to think that I got this passion from my parents, who both worked as flight attendants for fifteen years. Actually, my mom was a flight attendant and then my dad became a flight attendant as a way to meet girls. And then he met my mom. And then they traveled the world together. And then they had me and all the fun was over.

For the first couple years after I was born, my mom still worked part-time and my dad stayed home with me. One afternoon he took me to go meet my mom after her flight got in from Rome. He dressed me up in my favorite party dress, complete with a bibbed lace collar and white tights, and there I stood, with my face pressed up against the glass watching the airplanes come in and waiting for my mother.

When my mom’s plane finally landed and she walked off the runway and towards us, she noticed there was one small thing wrong with this picture.

My dad had put my dress on backwards. She resigned from the airlines the next day.

Here are some of my very favorite traveling posts from over the years. Read and enjoy!

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Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IIX, IX, X

Phoenix, Arizona: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Berkeley, California: Part I and II

Yosemite National Park: Part I, II, III

Philadelphia, PA: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Lake Tahoe 2010

New York City 09

Gualala 2010

Christmas on the Mendocino Coast 2009

Christmas in North Carolina 2008

BlogHer Food 09 San Francisco: Part 1, II, III

Foodbuzz Conference 09 in San Francisco + Bloggers No Carb Left Behind Tour: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Savannah, Georgia: Part I, II, III, IV, V

Charleston, South Carolina: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IIX, IX, X, XI

Lowcountry Photo Gallery (October, 2010)

Healthy Living Summit in Boston 09: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IIX, IX

Healdsburg, California: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IIX,

Chicago: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

North Carolina Mountains 08: Part I, II, III

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 2007 2009 ,2010

Chicago & Milwaukee (where to eat and where to stay): 2011

11th Annual Taste of St. Croix Food & Wine Festival: part I, II,

Big Sur Retro Camping Trip (with video)

Big Sur Camping Trip (cont.)

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Erin April 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Hi Jenna,
Do you have restaurant recommendations in New Orleans?
Doing a girls trip soon and didn’t want to end up with fried food every night.. do you know the hidden spots?

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Nicole May 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

Hi Jenna, absolutely love your work. I’ve been reading your blog since Christmas. I am encouraged by your positive (& healthy!) outlook and really inspired by your decision to quit your job.

My fiance and I are going to Tenn. for our honeymoon in mid-July and was wondering if you knew of any restaurants (or other foodie-like places, he’s big on his wines and I’d be a total treat to surprise him with one of your hidden gems) in Gatlinburg.

Faithfully following your words,
Nicole

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Beth Addison July 16, 2012 at 10:02 am

Hi Jenna,

Any food recommendations for Nashville, TN?

Thanks,
Beth

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jenna July 16, 2012 at 10:04 am

I’ve never been to Nashville, actually! Would love to go!

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Emily July 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I randomly saw this question and I went to Nashville a couple years ago and fell in love with the town…a few of the highlights: Burger Up and then walking a few doors down to Las Paleta (featured on Throw Down with Bobby Flay); Cha Chah’s is a MUST (the Executive Chef was on “Top Chef DC); stop by the Patterson House for drinks; Margot’s Cafe for brunch was fantastic!
List of favorites: Best Restaurant: ChaChahs
Best People Watching: Rippy’s
Best Honky Tonk Bar: Legend’s
Best Thing I ate: bite of Big Guy’s meal at Margot’s
Best Drink (Big Guy’s opinion): Patterson House
Best Thing To Do: The Grand Ole Opry

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aninspiredme August 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

You absolutely must visit Morocco! It’s so diverse and you will fall in love with it. I spend every summer there and there is always a new aspect of it to discover. Definitely should be on your bucket list! xoxo J

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