As you probably already know, some of the best examples of Roman architecture stand outside Italy, in places like Jordan and Turkey. This Roman amphitheater in Pula, Croatia stands at the water, looking back toward Italy across the beautiful blue Adriatic Sea. This ancient landmark, called the Pula Arena, is special because it is the [...]
This is one of my favorite photos from my European travels; I have it framed and hanging in my house. The building is very old– you can see the outer layer is crumbling off! The balcony is so tiny that I’m not even sure anyone could fit there, but it’s also so ornate. Add the flowers spilling [...]
Rovinj is on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia and is a beautiful, old, and very charming town. It lies on a small piece of land that juts out into the sea. It can be reached by boat from Italy or by bus/train connections through nearby Rijeka or Kanfanar. I was there in the summer months. The sun was [...]
After living in the Czech Republic for 16 months, it was time to go. I actually wasn’t convinced of that but ended up being almost forced out by various circumstances. It took me a very long time to convince myself that I made the right decision in leaving. Our final hurrah was this: a month [...]
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.