Our friends call us Jenny & Bradley.
Guess that means you can call us Jenny & Bradley too! :)
We're the creators of this site and blog and we're glad you found 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, a Buyer, an ESL teacher, and a Store Manager. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and currently serves as President at Eat Wander Explore.
Bradley's travels have brought him to Mexico, Kuwait, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, England, Dominica, St. Lucia, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and the Bahamas while living in the United States. He has experience as a Financial Representative/Advisor, a Financial Engineer, a Consultant Senior Financial Analyst, a Consultant IT Department Controller, and an Investment Manager. He has an M.B.A. and currently serves as Creative Director at Eat Wander Explore.
Background: The foodie. Grew up in Hawaii. Taught English in Japan for 6.5 years, former Disney cast member, first flight at 3 months old.
Latest Obsessions: Belgian Liege waffles, Pinterest, Pokemon Go, Cave exploring
Dislikes: Chocolate, large crowds, small boats on large waves
Wants to go to: Thailand, 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, how to meal prep
Aspires to: inspire others to try new things, make travel easier for all, have a profitable business
Background: The unshakable entrepreneur. Grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, has 5 brothers and 1 sister, former investment manager and financial analyst, served in the USMC, and sponsors a child in Mtsiliza Village, Lilongwe, Malawi in Africa.
Latest Obsessions: Making a comprehensive and complete Nomad Guide, Figuring out about media kits and SEO, Building an organic Instagram following, Pokemon Go.
Dislikes: Bugs, messes, and being late.
Wants to go to: New Zealand, Tanzania, 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, how to edit 360/VR videos, program iPhone & Android apps.
Aspires to: make travel accessible to everyone, fix the problems with corruption/lobbying in politics around the world, write a book, have a YouTube channel
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Travel is a way of life.
Even before we met, we both wanted to travel the world.
Thus, we decided to quit our favorite careers to date,
sell just about all of our belongings,
and travel the world for the rest of our lives.
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 are expecting our first child in February of 2019!
But wait, let's take a step back. While we were making our travel plans we asked many of our friends and family members if they would want to join us for a week or two in some of the places we had picked. Sadly, even though many of them really really really wanted to go, most of them simply weren't able to join us. Most often we found that it was because they either didn't have enough money saved up, they didn't have enough vacation days left at work, or because planning was such a bother that they preferred to stay in their hometown on a staycation when they could.
After a little questioning, it makes sense that people can't travel very often. People are changing jobs more frequently these days and that means that vacation benefits start over quite often. According to this article from Forbes, American's get a raw deal when it comes to vacation time. There are enough vacation days available to visit friends and families for special events like holidays, weddings, births, etc., but with no mandatory vacation time required by the United States, and only a week or two per year offered by most employers, there's usually nothing left for taking an actual vacation!
Additionally, we've found that traveling could cost us quite a bit as well - especially when we are under prepared! When we went into Italy, we ended up spending over $1,000 more than we had budgeted for simply because we were unfamiliar with the way transportation worked and the way seating at restaurants was charged. Hotels prices have gone up quite a lot over the last 5-10 years and airlines typically charge the most for tickets around the weekends because that is when everyone is trying to start their vacations - to extend their 5 days of leave at work to 7 or 9 days. The costs can really add up!
On top of that, you really have to do your research to get to do all the things you want to do on your vacation with the little amount of money you've save up to go there. You have to search all the flights and hotels to find the best ones for the lowest price. Then, to save on hefty tour costs, you have to figure out the logistics of planning all the stops yourself and what type of transportation to use to get there. Then you have to decide where you'll want to eat and if there are any discounts available. It's easy to see why some people simply decide not to go at all!
WE THOUGHT THAT TRAVEL SHOULD BE EASIER...
We know that people want to travel. Sadly, not everyone gets to travel as much as they would like. Thus, we decided to create EatWanderExplore to help make travel easier!
Check out Our Mission to see how we plan to make that happen.
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?
The Map and List below both highlight the countries that we have visited either together or separately.
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FREE WAYS to support us
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting us as we travel around the world and help encourage and teach others to do the same.
1. SHARE our content. There are buttons at the bottom of each blog post to help you share our content to your favorite social media site. We also share our blog updates and Instagram posts on our Facebook page, so you can share directly from there. Each share helps us out with word-of-mouth advertising and we really appreciate each "like", comment, and share!
2. Shop on Amazon using our affiliate link. Amazon doesn't charge you any extra so it's at no cost to you, but they will give us a few pennies here and there whenever you make a purchase after clicking our link. You don't even need to purchase what it's linked to, as long as you make a purchase at Amazon within 24hrs after clicking the link, it will credit us.
3. Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Fresh. When you sign up for the free trial, Amazon will give us $5. If you're not already an Amazon Prime member, you'll be signed up for a free trial of that as well. You're welcome to cancel before the free period ends though!
4. Planning a vacation? Use our links to save money AND support us as well!
Booking.com – Get $25 off your first stay, and we'll get $25 off our next stay!
Airbnb.com – Get $40 off your first trip! If you book a stay of more than $75, we'll get $20 in travel credit if you use our link!
Turo.com – Renting a car? Use our turo link and get $25 off your first trip. We'll get $25 credit in return!
5. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Once we get to 100 subscribers we can have a custom URL link. When we get to 1000 subscribers we can start monetizing our channel.
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT US!
1. Purchase our photos. Currently they are $2/photo. Contact us if you're interested!
2. Become a member! We have two plans that include things like budget details, special announcements, and more!
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