I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan but grew up in New York and Maine. Kansas City became my adopted hometown in 2002. I started my blog in 2009, formerly Jenn’s Travelogue Blog, when I volunteered in Madagascar and needed to do a public education project. Once my trip ended, I kept it up because I was having so much fun.
I believe every good trip (and day, if we’re being honest) has a cocktail in it. The science of cocktails, from the flavor to the color, fascinates me. I love learning new things and have been making drinks at home for awhile. You’ll often find me on the hunt for new and interesting ingredients, wherever they may be in the world.
Besides blogging, I work for a philanthropic foundation focused on keeping the Internet a public resource. I love reading books (mostly about business and economics) and spending time with my husband, Brian, who is a frequent guest on the blog.