Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

The Role of Pain in Travel
The Role of Pain in Travel Travel often has an element of suffering intrinsic to the process, but what about pain as a catalyst for travel? What about the value of suffering physically for the greater journey, both internally and externally? Should we, as indie travelers, be seeking to make the journey more comfortable, or intentionally making it more difficult? How much notice should we take of the pain and discomfort of a journey? What is its proper place, mentally and physically, in an adventure?
First Hand Experiences
First Hand Experiences Indie travel is all about having first hand experiences... so what happens when a seasoned traveler decides there's one she doesn't want to have?
Why Travel?
Why Travel? In an ongoing series that seeks to get to the root of what drives us to keep exploring, as travelers, Jenn Miller asks a dozen avid adventurers why they travel. The real question is, why do you travel?
24 Powerful Quotes to Inspire Your Travels
24 Powerful Quotes to Inspire Your Travels With the thousands of meme quotes circulating on social media, Jenn Miller gets inspired to share 24 of her favorites, most of which have never made the meme circuit. What are your favourites?
Dream Big and Travel Far
Dream Big and Travel Far Melissa Bannigan did what few single mothers have the courage to do: she quit her job so that she could educate her own child and travel the world. She's created a business out of her passion and now works to inspire and empower other women to follow their dreams and live passion driven lives. And now, she's inviting girls to join her on life changing adventures in Peru!
Seven Unique Ideas For Summer Road Trips
Seven Unique Ideas For Summer Road Trips Summer is road trip season! Pack your bags, grab your kids, tie Grandma on the roof, and buckle up as Jenn Miller offers some "twisted" road trip fun that even the most jaded traveler (even a fourteen year old one) is sure to enjoy.
Seven Places To Make Love Before You Die
Seven Places To Make Love Before You Die The best way to rejuvenate your love life? Travel! Size may or may not matter, but location can make all the difference. Forget the "mile high club," here are seven suggestions for making a travel memory that won't fit on a postcard.
Graduation: Give the Gift of Travel
Graduation: Give the Gift of Travel Jenn Miller makes a case for travel as the continuation of education and issues a challenge to all the old people and the travelers in the world: give the gift of travel and change a young life!
The Importance of Optimism
The Importance of Optimism Jenn Miller points out that an optimistic attitude is not something you can order at REI along with your titanium spork and have delivered in a lightweight packing cube to fit nicely alongside your water filter and guidebook. A very few people come by it naturally but, for most of us, it’s an exercise in character development and intentionality. It’s a quality born of adversity and enough miles under our belts, literally and figuratively, to have some perspective on the journey. In short: you’ve got to live through some stuff before you believe you’re going to live through this too.
First-Time Backpacking: What I’ve Learned
First-Time Backpacking: What I’ve Learned Jenn Miller discusses the difference between packing your backpack for the average RTW and packing for an unsupported backpacking trip. She touches on why, most of the time, it doesn't really matter what you pack and why cutting the weight in your pack is less important than taking care of the most important piece of gear you possess.