Hi friends! My name is Jenny and I’m the creator of Travel Meets Style! I launched my blog back in 2019 with absolutely ZERO idea of what I was doing, and over the past three years have grown it into a successful destination for travel inspiration through the help of travel guides, packing lists, travel tips & tricks, and more!
If you’ve been following me for awhile, you also know that I love to sprinkle in a little bit of fashion on my blog too. Amazon is my jam and I’m always on the hunt for the best deals to share with you guys. I also really love sharing different ways to style an outfit (check out my how-to’s page here) and try my best to provide cute outfit ideas for any adventure you may encounter.
Now that you know the mission of my blog, let me tell you a little bit about how I got here!
To quickly summarize, I was born in Orlando and have lived in Florida my entire life. Although it was great growing up with Disney World down the street, I decided it was time for a change and moved to St Petersburg after I graduated college at Florida State.
I absolutely LOVED St Pete and lived there for eight years! During that time I held a couple of different jobs, got married (during covid unfortunately), and introduced an adorable French bulldog named Melvin into our family.
Sadly we no longer live there (I’ll explain why below), but I’m happy to announce that we are officially Palm Beach County residents now and I have to admit that I’m loving it so far!
Now let’s quickly chat about my professional career! As mentioned, I went to Florida State University and got my degree in merchandising (yes, that’s an actual degree lol). Over the past 12 years, I’ve done everything in the retail industry from sales, to buying, to visual merchandising, and now blogging!
It’s kind of funny because I actually had the WORST fashion sense most of my life UNTIL I was given the opportunity to intern at French Connection in NYC in college. Living in New York (even if it’s only for a few months) will definitely change your whole perspective on fashion.
In 2021 I truly began to resent my job as an account executive and decided it was time for a change, so I quit and started blogging full time (check out my post here). If anything good came out of covid, it definitely made me realize that I didn’t want to be chained to a desk all day and needed to start living life on my own terms.
Shortly after I quit my job, my husband, frenchie, and I packed up all of our stuff, left St Pete, and hit the road! We road tripped for a total of six months up the East coast of the US and spent three months in Utah where my sister lives. (Check out all of our road trip adventures here)
It was such an incredible experience that I’ll never forget, but it definitely made me appreciate home and I’m happy to be back in Florida!
I’m SO excited for this next chapter and to start sharing all things Florida (check out my posts here) and can’t wait to become your daily source of inspo for the sunshine state!
Thanks so much for following along over the past three years and I hope I continue to see you in the future! xoxo Jenny