I’m Jen. I like to go on jaunts. A jaunt /jônt/, is a short journey for pleasure. Most of my travels are jaunts since I still like to work. Some of my jaunts are much longer (like 6 weeks in Tulum, Mexico), others are less than a day (most of my Arizona hikes).
I love to teach history, travel, and hike. I’m an Army Veteran and I have Multiple Sclerosis. Some days are hard, some days are easy. I’m grateful for all my experiences and adventures and looking forward to many more.
This is a place to explore travel, teaching, history and everything else.
I do not earn any income whatsoever from my blog. My income comes from doing what I love, which is teaching. I write and share because history is cool. Yes, my lovely students who read this, history can be fun and cool, if you know where to go 😉
You won’t find an “influencer” here. Nor will you find spam, sales pitches, or fake Instagram travel fantasies. Just stuff I like.
** A note about my photography. Although it’s trendy among “influencers” and bloggers to heavily edit photos, that’s not what you’ll find here.
Sometimes you’re going to find photos that are slightly blurry, off-center, or over or underexposed. I rarely, if ever edit any of my photos. If I do, it’s just to crop and lighten. First, I just don’t have the time. Second, heavily edited photos look great, but they’re not realistic. So here on my blog, what you see is what you get.
My travel photos can be browsed at Smugmug