A day to ourselves to go somewhere new… As a married couple with two small children, we don’t get that very often, if ever. I live in Sacramento, California, which means that I am surrounded by some truly wonderful places to visit, from San Francisco and Napa Valley to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada [...]
I am so happy to bring you my interview with Amanda from A Dangerous Business. I was familiar with her from Twitter and visiting her blog, but until now, I really only knew her as a young, spunky traveler with a love of New Zealand and a friendly smile. I now know so much more [...]
I recently received an email from a young woman who really wants to travel but has questions about how to get started and some fears to work through. As I thought about how to answer her, I realized that I was thinking about myself and the choices I made more than 15 years ago when [...]
I never thought about not traveling with my son. In fact, after he was born, I felt an even stronger desire to travel, mostly because having a child made me feel older and gave me a greater sense of urgency in life. Now that I have traveled with him, I see the incredible benefit it [...]
I love to go to museums, and I have often been surprised at the variety of museums in unexpected places, like the unforgettable Asian art exhibit I saw in Munich, Germany. One of the highlights is the excellent selection of museums in São Paulo, Brazil, so whenever I go there, which is pretty often, I make [...]
If you haven’t been to the fabulous de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, this just might be the excuse you need to get there. On June 11, the exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris” opens.
In 2009 my husband, son, and I spent two weeks at my father’s house in Sanur, Bali. We had some wonderful experiences, but my favorite day of this trip was the one we spent at the Bali Bird Park and the Sangeh Monkey Forest near Ubud. I guess I have a soft spot for animals. [...]
One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to visit markets. They allow visitors to witness the centuries-old tradition of gathering in a central place to not just buy necessities, but also connect with neighbors or friends.
Welcome! I'm Jenna. This Is My Happiness reflects my passion for culture, art, and travel. I write about these topics with the aim of providing a deeper look at destinations. I also write for Travel Mindset and am an AFAR ambassador.