Hello and welcome to the Curious Travelers website! The aforementioned Curious Travelers are myself, Jen, and my husband, Jeff. While it goes without saying that we both love to travel, we also share an interest in photography (though Jeff is much better at it than I am) and I love to write. Given these interests, we thought we’d join the masses and start blogging!
First, let me tell you a bit about our backgrounds. We are both Southerners. What does that mean, exactly? I am an American from the southeastern US. Jeff is a Kiwi from the South Island of New Zealand. Trust me when I say that our Southern accents are very different!
I caught the “travel bug” on my first overseas trip when I lived with a family in Venice, Italy for 3 weeks as part of a school foreign exchange program at the impressionable age of 15. That trip opened my eyes to the world, and I’ve never looked back. While I travel every chance I get, my most memorable experience was moving to New Zealand for 2 years by myself in my 20’s. Young, free, and ready to “find myself.”
And yep, you got it, while I was finding myself, I also found a husband. That old cliché is true–it happens when you least expect it! Since then, Jeff and I have lived in the US with “real jobs” and itchy feet–always wanting to travel more and longer. This website is our compromise, as it allows us to indulge in our hobbies while also living in the real world.
For those of you who like to travel vicariously through others or see and learn about new places, we hope you’ll subscribe to our travel blog or share it with others who might enjoy it. For you fellow travelers, we hope you’ll find our tips & tricks section helpful. Last but not least, we love to engage with our readers, so we encourage you to comment on our site if you like. We’d love to hear from you!
Now that you know us a bit better, we hope you’ll enjoy our site. We’re thrilled to have you!
Jen and Jeff (aka The Curious Travelers)