About Me

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us…”


I am a nurse by trade, wanderer by nature. Over the past 6 years I’ve worked as a travel nurse, bouncing between the East and West Coast. During this time, I learned to quickly adapt to new environments and optimize my time exploring each city. I applied that principal to my life in Europe, where I lived the past two years. But instead of optimizing my time exploring just one city, I tried to explore all of Europe on a budget!

The experience of living abroad was priceless; as one to seize every opportunity that life presents, I was motivated to explore every corner, participate in diverse cultural celebrations, taste unique flavors, and stretch my comfort zone.

If you can’t tell, travel is a passion of mine and I am here to share this passion with you. It is my nature to share, whether it’s a meal or my newest discovery. This desire is what has motivated the creation of Journey by Jacq, a unique collection of my travels curated for the wanderer in you.