The Short Story:
I’m Jenny! I’m originally from Bosnia, but I grew up in Canada. I currently live and work in Toronto, where I spent most of my life.
This is the short story, so I’ll spare you the details.
✧I’m 30 years old.
✧Professionally, I’m a Marketing Manager and Event Planner, with 5+ years in the meetings and events industry.
✧At the age of 29, I married my travel partner and best friend – aka my “Instagram Husband”.
✧I don’t travel solo, my husband almost always accompanies me.
✧I’m a hardcore fashionista.
✧I love traveling in style.
✧I’m an outdoor and nature junkie.
✧Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a hotel diva.
✧Health and wellness is very important to me.
✧I’m a bit of a perfectionist.
✧I travel for the sake of acquiring knowledge, and for self and spiritual development.
✧I’m a storyteller.
✧My travel philosophy is to take at least one piece of knowledge back with me from every place that I visit.
If you want to know more, check out the long story below!
The Long Story:
In 1991, my family immigrated to Canada from a war struck Bosnia that was being torn into pieces. Having to unexpectedly leave our home, we didn’t have the means to travel much. But as a little girl, I always had visions of traveling the world. Only back then, I had no idea that my visions would one day become my reality.
I spent much of my youth going back home to Bosnia during school breaks. For a while, I got lost in those trips. That little girl who had a vision of traveling the world, had forgotten what she had always dreamed of doing. My life took a drastic turn during my last years of University. I was living alone without much money, had a part-time summer job and a lot of alone time to get to know myself. I had felt as if I wasn’t satisfying my life’s potential. Even after graduating and starting my career, I felt unfulfilled. So I set out searching for something a little more exciting and outside of my comfort zone,
Unlike many travel bloggers who quite their jobs to travel, my career opened up the world of travel for me. I quickly realized how amazing it felt to break free of my daily routine… I had been hit with a incurable case of wanderlust… What opened my eyes the most was how different of a person traveling made me feel.
Why I Travel:
Traveling is the reason that I started to get to know myself better. It gave me a sense of appreciation for what I have in life and who I am as an individual. Every time I left my home, I came back to it a different and better version of myself.
Lin Yutang’s quote says it all for me: “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow”. That feeling of leaving a place that I enjoyed for a short period of time, and coming home to a familiar living space is what keeps me yearning for more. I love that moment when I land on unfamiliar soil and breathe in the sweet air of a new place. I enjoy observing the natural world, hearing different languages and experiencing different cultures. This make me realize how much this world has to offer and how little I know about it.
How I travel:
I didn’t quit my job to travel, instead, I use my job as a means for traveling. Sometimes I extend my work trips and explore on my own. Sometimes I choose long weekends to go somewhere closer to home. But at least twice or three times a year, I make it a point to go somewhere far away from home and everything I know.
A few more things about me:
✧I’m an extroverted introvert. so really I’m an ambivert.
✧My passion for fulfilling my full potential in life is what keeps me going.
✧I’m a sucker for sunrises and sunsets.
✧I have a soft spot for animals.
✧I’m a huge foodie.
✧Class and elegance are elements that define me.
✧I’m enjoy cooking and baking.
✧I’m a shoe-aholic.
✧I appreciate both photography and art.
✧I love going on adventures.
✧My hobbies are reading, writing, skiing and hiking.
Why I blog:
I want to tell my story and share my experiences with those that have a desire to experience the same. I started Glam TravelGram for the one seeking inspiration to make traveling a lifestyle.
I blog to share my passion and love for exploring the world and learning new things. This is my outlet for telling my stories of experiencing new places, understanding different cultures and learning more about myself while doing so.
I blog because I want to inspire people to stop making excuses and avoiding travel because they don’t have the time or are afraid of the unknown. I want to motivate and show others that travel is a necessary component of self development and a wholesome life.
*All of the photos used in my blog posts are taken and owned by me.