Meet Jennifer Joy Campbell

Jennifer Joy Campbell embraces life completely, always enjoying every moment of every single day.  Of course, her greatest passions are traveling, writing, and music.  And thanks to the Food Network, her dad’s influence, and their travels together, she has turned into a foodie at heart.  Whether she is traveling the globe with her dad, teaching her students at Suwannee Middle School, or cooking and baking at home, Jennifer lives life with a smile on her face and joy in her heart.

Jennifer’s parents and grandparents taught her the way around the kitchen at a very early age.  Her mom never thought twice about baking dozens and dozens of cookies or decorating a beautiful birthday cake to match any theme party Jennifer could imagine.  Her dad continues to create masterpieces in the kitchen, from artisan bread, fresh pasta, filet mignon, enchiladas, you name it!  Best of all, it’s all from scratch.

Jennifer loves to recreate her Grandma Ethel’s chocolate pound cake or her mom’s infamous tuna seashell salad in their memory.  Of course, you might even see Jennifer in the kitchen, whipping up an even better version of a dish she has sampled somewhere around the globe!  One of her favorite entrees to prepare is her riff on Alice Springs Chicken at the Outback Steakhouse.  Her dad refers to it as Jenny Springs Chicken and those who have tried both say Jennifer’s is superior!

When Jennifer is not in the kitchen or in her classroom, she loves to travel the world by automobile, train, plane, ship, or any other method of transportation!  Whether she is exploring the countryside or touring a city, she is constantly on the lookout for the next best kept secret and she is so happy that you are here, reading about her journeys.  Having traveled to four continents and over 40 countries, Jennifer is grateful for the experiences she has been blessed with and she looks forward to the next time she embarks on a road trip, hops a plane, or boards a ship!

To learn more about Jennifer, visit her website at http://www.jennifercampbell.net.

In Jennifer's Words

To travel to a new country and to immerse yourself in a completely different culture is something that mere words cannot fully describe.  It's one of those 'You had to have been there' kind of things.'

Jennifer Joy Campbell

Packing for a trip can be easy!  Just lay out what you think you need and then take away anything you think you will only use once unless it is absolutely necessary!  You'll be thrilled to have the extra space in your luggage for those special mementos you find along the way!

Jennifer Joy Campbell

One of my favorite things to do on a trip is to explore the backstreets, to enter the world of the locals and see how they live.  And of course, it's always a special treat to find a hidden gem of a restaurant or cafe to try the local cuisine!

Jennifer Joy Campbell

Ask Jennifer

What is the tastiest thing you have ever eaten?

"The best thing I have ever eaten at home is my dad's amazing Mexican creations and my rendition of my Grandma Ethel's chocolate meringue pie. One of the most delicious meals I have had abroad would be a tie between a succulent salmon dinner with fresh asparagus drizzled with a creamy hollaindaise sauce at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar near Inveraray, Scotland and a tantalizing steak dinner topped off with a delightful strawberry tart at Le Petit Cler in Paris, France."

 Have a question for Jennifer?  Send them to jennifer@jennifersjourneys.net!

What is the most unique place you ever stayed?

"Wow.  I have stayed a lot of interesting places, from castles in Great Britain to cruise ships around the world and even a chalet complete with a balcony overlooking the Matterhorn in Switzerland.  But one of the most unique places I have ever stayed would have to be the Claonairigh House Bed and Breakfast in Inveraray, Scotland.  If you go, please tell the Corner family that I sent you and be sure to ask for the Winnie the Pooh room!"