Our friends call us Jenny & Bradley.
Guess that means you can call us Jenny & Bradley too! :)
We are the creators of this website & blog - and we are glad you found us.
Our story begins before we even met, with our desires to travel the world. Jenny had already taught English in Japan for 6 1/2 years and had already traveled to quite a few different countries. Bradley had been deployed to a few countries while serving in the military and then visited and lived in a few others after his service. It was fate that we met in Celebration, Florida in May of 2016 - and we became engaged 9 months later after exploring a number of trips together during that time:
• Los Angeles, California
• Austin, Texas
• Chicago, Illinois
• Savannah, Georgia
• St. Augustine, Florida
• and St. Pete Beach, Florida
After our engagement, we went on a slightly bigger trip with Bradley’s family, to explore Switzerland! It was so amazing that we decided that we couldn’t just stop there. So, after engraving our wedding bands in Disney font with "WE ARE EXPLORERS!”, we took our honeymoon on a Disney Western Caribbean Cruise in December of 2017, exploring:
• Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
• Falmouth, Jamaica
• and Disney’s Castaway Cay, Bahamas
But, this only heightened our desire to continue travelling. So, once we returned home we started planning our escape. We:
• booked the first Airbnb of our endless adventure in Paris, France,
• set up an income stream using blogging and investments,
• put in our notices at work,
• sold just about all of our belongings,
• and decided to travel the world for the rest of our lives!
Over time, we just kept adding more places to the list.
And only a little into our second month of travel we found out that our adventure was going to be a little more exciting.
We were expecting our first child in February of 2019!
This little Explorer loves to go on adventures too!
You can even follow our adventures, and join us along the way, by becoming an Explorer as well!
We have now been traveling for:
We know that Travel isn’t Easy for Everyone
Maybe you have a comfortable life that allows you to travel as much as you would like. If so, that is awesome!
Sadly, that doesn't apply to everyone. Some people work multiple jobs to try to afford it, but never really can.
“The more we associate experience with cash value, the more we think that money is what we need to live. And the more we associate money with life, the more we convince ourselves that we're too poor to buy our freedom.” - Rolf Potts, Vagabonding
“People don’t want to be millionaires — they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy.” - Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
Well, we’re not millionaires and that's exactly what we are doing - experiencing a life that we thought only millions of dollars could buy!
And yet, we've still earned our freedom.
SO, YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A MILLIONAIRE EITHER!
We created Eat Wander Explore to:
MAKE TRAVEL EASY
and possible, for everyone else.
"I would love to travel but I cannot find the time or money to do it."
“I would love to travel the world non-stop, just like you guys.”
“I've never traveled internationally and don't even know where to start.”
“I’m just looking for an itinerary to make travel planning easier.”
We have a library of itineraries and blogs from the best travel bloggers around the world!
We can’t write everything, but we can certainly share it here so that you can find anything you need.
Easily find them all by using the search bar on our website.
Don’t see what you need? Let us know and we’ll put it up within a week - guaranteed!
OUR SEARCH BAR: Like Google®, but only the most amazing travel blogs!
Our goal is to help everyone experience travel - and we want you to be able to join in on the adventure with us.
If there's anything else that we can do to make it feel more real to you, just let us know and we'll do our best to help out!
Where Have We Been?
The Map and List below both highlight the countries that we have visited either together or separately.
MORE ABOUT US
Jenny's travels have brought her to Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Macau, Canada, France, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas while living in the United States. She has experience as an Online Ad Trafficker, an Airline Hardware Buyer, an ESL teacher, and a Store Manager at EPCOT. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and currently serves as President at Eat Wander Explore.
Background: The foodie. Grew up in Hawaii. Taught English in Japan for 6.5 years, former Disney cast member, and took her very first flight at 3 months old.
Latest Obsessions: Belgian Liege waffles, Pinterest, SEO, and Cave exploring, and Wizards Unite
Dislikes: Chocolate, large crowds, small boats on large waves
Wants to go to: Nepal, Prince Edward Island, Shanghai Disneyland, and Taiwan
Dreams of: family vacation trips, visiting all the Disney Parks in one calendar year
Wants to learn: app programming, fluency in Japanese and Italian, and how to meal prep
Aspires to: inspire others to try new things, make travel easier for all, have a profitable business
Bradley's travels have brought him to Mexico, Kuwait, Djibouti, Kenya, England, Dominica, St. Lucia, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and the Bahamas while living in the United States. He has experience as a Senior Consultant, Financial Analyst, IT Department Controller, and an Investment Manager. He has an M.B.A. and currently serves as Operations Manager at Eat Wander Explore.
Background: The unshakable entrepreneur. Grew up near Chicago, former financial analyst, served in the USMC, and sponsors a child in Malawi in Africa.
Latest Obsessions: Website design, Facebook groups, Beyond Meat, New Zealand, and Wizards Unite.
Dislikes: Bugs, messes, salespeople who lie, and being late.
Wants to go to: New Zealand, Nepal, Tanzania, Kruger National Park, and Japan.
Dreams of: going to Everest Base Camp, raising a family in New Zealand, living the simple life
Wants to Learn: to create quality YouTube travel videos, program iPhone apps, and publish a book
Aspires to: help people travel, fix political problems around the world, have a YouTube channel