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Travelin Jones

We are Janis and Jeff Jones — road warriors, cruise aficionados, food and wine lovers, and weekend adventurers. We enjoy exploring the world, whether by cruise ship, train, hiking or the local bus.

We travel for our work— Mr. Jones is an information technology consultant, while Mrs. Jones is a marketing consultant and a partner in a travel company. We make the most of frequent flier miles and hotel points to see the world when we can fit in a quick break.  We also spend a significant portion of our disposable income on travel, and make the most of credit cards that reward us with points and miles.  We minimize security lines and hassles by being approved for Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check.

On this blog, we share travel discoveries – both our own as well as those of others – to inspire travelers of all ages and all levels of travel experience. 

globeWe’ve visited more than 100 of the Traveler’s Century Club list of 324 of world’s countries and territories.

We track which destinations we’ve visited on this list.

To find posts on a topic of destination, enter it in the search box at the top right corner of this page.

Although we currently live in Kansas City, Missouri – thousands of miles from an ocean – we love exploring the world from a cruise ship. These are some of our most popular posts on cruise tips:

cruise ships

Click here for an in-depth guide to our cruise posts by topic and cruise line.

Jeff, frequently referred to as Mr. Jones in blog posts, was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and is one of the state’s biggest fans. We visit Alaska several times a year Our most-read posts on Alaska include:

To find more posts on Alaska from Glacier Bay to Homer, check out Planning to Visit Alaska? 23 Insights to Help You Have a Better Trip

Destination Discoveries highlight places that we’ve found unique – both close to home and around the world.

Find discoveries posts detailed by destination in A World of Destination Discoveries.

Like many of our readers, we enjoy exploring local food and wine when we travel.

Here’s a sampling of our popular food posts:

We became wine fans when we lived in San Francisco and got married in Sonoma County.  Places that have the climate for growing good wine grapes are destinations we enjoy visiting. Here are some of our most popular wine posts:

Learn more about some of our favorite wine destinations in Enjoying Wine Round the World.

We like to research destinations before we visit. If you enjoy geography-related trivia, check out these Fun Facts posts:

25 Fun Facts about the Azores

Check out all of the Fun Facts posts in Fun Facts from Travel Destinations Around the World.

Eight and a half years and going strong.

We started this blog in May, 2007 when we quit our jobs and traveled in Europe for five months, mostly by cruise ship. While many folks have the kind of summer adventure in their 20s, we did it in our mid-forties.  We think travel changes one’s life for the better, and that most anyone, regardless of age or income can find a way to explore the world.   Learn more about our passion for travel in A Girl, A Guy and Their Travel Love Story.

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