JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

The Seasons

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I won’t lie.  This cold weather has really motivated me to start thinking about my summer travel plans.

 

But I think I’m a little different than others in that I really don’t mind the winter all that much.  The cold?  The snow?  I can take it.  Perhaps it’s because I’m a January baby that was born in the middle of a snow storm?  Whatever the reason, I don’t really have issues with the “winter blues” or other seasonal problems.  As a result, I’m not anxious to “escape the cold” like so many others are.  So what is it about the winter that sets me daydreaming?  I think it’s that long stretch from January to April, when it seems that the seasons seem to hover in time for a little longer than they should.  Or maybe I’m just always restless for something new – even if it means the oppressive heat of summer.

 

(By the way, I can take the cold, but not the heat.  I sweat anytime the temps get above 75.)

 

And being stuck in the house brings out my inner-planner geek.  I actually relish in setting up charts and itineraries for my upcoming trips.  (And for clients!)  The planning is actually part of the fun.  But after all the planning, I just want the trip to get here already!  This summer should be a fabulous one for travel!  We’re headed down to Disney later in June, then I’ll be off to sail the River Danube in July with my parents and sister, then in August we’ll hopefully be cashing in the trip I won to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! I already have my Disney itinerary all set to go in pretty color-coded splendor!

 

I’m also so excited to get to share these trip with my readers!  Just wait, though, we still have the rest of winter to get through….  *sigh*

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Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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