Hi, I’m Jess ☺ a perfectly ordinary girl, living a perfectly ordinary life. I’m not a “food & travel blogger” – not anymore, anyway. I’m going back to my roots, as a story teller, a “life journalist,” I guess. As a kid, I was never without my camera and a notebook & pen. A few decades later, and nothing has changed…
I’ve been learning about our world through travel and food my whole life, and their inextricable link has let me see inside other lives, so different and yet so similar to my own.
Through travel and food, we get to see all of those differences and similarities to close. We get to learn what a culture values and how they work. We can see what they cook for comfort and what they cook to impress. We can watch strangers come together over a delicious meal, because despite foreign tongues, food is a universal language.
But, in the wise words of Mem Fox, through all of this travelling and eating, we also come to see that we are all just different versions of the same souls..
“Joys are the same, and love is the same.
Pain is the same, and blood is the same.
Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same –
all over the world.”
I’m a little older now, but still on the same curiosity voyage as I was on as a child, to learn as much about the world as I can, and to record it along the way. Because over time, everything changes. Cities are re-built, lifestyles adjust, cultures evolve. And so, I capture my experiences, without any fanciness or pretense, because some day it will have all changed and it would be a shame not to keep some of it for my son and the generations to come.