History & Archaeology

Nine Men’s Morris, Everywhere
England, Europe Travel, History & Archaeology

Nine Men’s Morris, Everywhere

Nine Men’s Morris really is everywhere. When I first noticed the scratches on the side of Charlemagne’s throne back in 2008, I had no idea what they were. I did a little bit of research, and I found out that the stone in Charlemagne’s throne probably came from the floor of a church […]

A Severed Hand,  A Hidden Tunnel, and Salisbury’s Oldest Pub
England, Europe Travel, History & Archaeology

A Severed Hand, A Hidden Tunnel, and Salisbury’s Oldest Pub

The Oldest Pub in England? Probably not, but the Haunch of Venison is definitely the oldest in Salisbury, and the most unique pub that I have ever visited. From the “ladies box” up front with its own door; to the pewter bar and severed hand on display, this place certainly […]

Curse Scrolls, Mystery Cults, and the Secret Roman History of Mainz
Europe Travel, Germany, History & Archaeology

Curse Scrolls, Mystery Cults, and the Secret Roman History of Mainz

I’ve neglected my blog for a little while to pursue my license to teach middle and high school history. When I first started Jaunting Jen, I thought I wanted to travel full time, but after two months in Europe and Malta, it’s clear to me that it’s better to maintain a […]

Charlemagne’s Bones and Aachen Cathedral
Europe Travel, Germany, History & Archaeology

Charlemagne’s Bones and Aachen Cathedral

In light of the recently released news that “Charlemagne’s Bones are Probably Real” I thought this would be a good time to share my experience visiting Charlemagne’s Palace of Aachen, Germany. The first time I visited Aachen, it was the early spring of 2008, and there were few tourists in […]

Why Another Travel Blog?
History & Archaeology, Travel Blogging

Why Another Travel Blog?

It’s almost February, and I’ve been away from home for almost two months. During that time I’ve been asking myself why did I start another travel bog when there are already a million great travel blogs out there. I wasn’t sure of a whole lot of things when I started […]

Four Gold Hats: A Bronze Age Mystery
Europe Travel, Germany, History & Archaeology

Four Gold Hats: A Bronze Age Mystery

After viewing thousands of artifacts in multiple museums, sometimes it can be tempting to just keep walking. But then there are times when something just grabs you, stopping you in your tracks.That’s what happened to me when I was in the Speyer, Germany State Museum a few days after visiting […]