What I Learned from Solo Travel
January 19, 2024

What I Learned from Solo Travel

Amid the pandemic in June 2021, I went to Maui, Hawaii, for a week. One might think this is not the best place for solo travel, amidst all those newlyweds (which I did meet in an evening hot tub visit). But I want to share why going to a romantic location can be a good […]
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September 20, 2022

Memorable thoughts – What Americans Can Learn from Europeans

Every time I go to Europe, I learn lessons to take back home to the United States. These are good refreshers of the things I have learned about life from the Europeans that I wish to incorporate into my everyday life. Let me share a few of these observances with you. Savor the moment, whether […]
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A Different Kind of Travel Experience - a Blog Post by Janie J Author
July 25, 2019

A Different Kind of Travel Experience

My recent travel experience was very different from past travels. First, I didn't take an organized tour. There was no rushing from one tourist spot to another and checking off my list of accomplishments. Second, this time it was for an entire month in just one location: Pula, Croatia.  The purpose of this trip was […]
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What If? A blog post by Janie J.
July 15, 2019

What If?

What if there were no mistakes in life? What if, no matter which path you chose, it was not wrong, but instead led you right where you were supposed to be? What kind of freedom would that give you? How much stress and anxiety would that take off your shoulders to know there is no […]
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Header image for Janie J Blog New Beginnings - Pula Croatia coastline
July 03, 2019

New Beginnings

I was rushing. Rushing to get ready. Rushing to get those damn fake eyelashes on. Sweating in the small bathroom. Putting on the tight, almost too small, long lacy dress, that arrived only the day before I left for Pula. Wishing I hadn’t eaten the pomme frits or baguette the previous day. I held in […]
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May 14, 2018

What is the most exotic place you have ever been?

I love to travel and have been to a few exotic locations over the years, but have you ever thought of Egypt as a place to visit? Why not? The culture is rich; the people are friendly and the food is wonderful! What more could you ask for? On a recent trip I was able […]
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May 04, 2018

Where in the World is Janie J?

Hi and welcome to my new blog titled, "Where in the World is Janie J?" Many of you have commented that I always seem to be traveling, so I decided to let you know more about where I am and what I am doing. All this hoopla is in the spirit of encouraging each one […]
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