Some of my most valued readers are those who have an email subscription to this site and therefore get new posts delivered to their inboxes. I accidentally made an e-mail faux pas when contacting these readers. It was unintentional and a mistake, and I have been feeling like an idiot since…so it seems appropriate that [...]
I am constantly impressed by Spain–its architecture, history, food, and the mix of influences from Roman, Christian, and Moorish. I have been there, but it was many years ago and I visited just two cities, Barcelona and Granada. I hope to make it there soon, possibly next summer, so while I am soaking up the [...]
How does culture improve your quality of life? Why should cultures around the world be protected, and how might the protection of culture bring about economic progress and better life for the people? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the innovative conference Florens 2012 Cultural and Environmental Heritage Week, taking [...]
This post is the fourth in my application to attend the Florens 2012 Cultural and Environmental Heritage Week, an innovative conference to be held in Florence, Italy this November to explore culture, history, the arts, the environment, and how all these aspects of culture can benefit the economy. The mission of preserving cultural heritage is important [...]
Brazilians are a superstitious people. If you spend a significant amount of time in the country and with Brazilian people, you will start to recognize their superstitions, some of which they laugh off as goofy beliefs and others they treat as something to be taken very seriously. One of the many symbols of good luck [...]
Brazil is a fascinating place! But it’s hard to pick out just a few interesting facts about Brazil because it’s a huge country (the 5th largest in the world, with a population of almost 200 million) and incredibly diverse. Even though I have spent time there every year since 2000, there is so much of the [...]
1. The natural beauty Brazil has so much natural beauty, and I have seen just glimpses of it. One thing that I always appreciate on the drive from the airport is the lushness of the vegetation– we pass steep hills covered in trees so dense and so green.
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.