Welcome to My Blog, Travel 50 States

My name is Jen, and I am a writer, book addict, homeschooling mom, educator, real estate professional, and full time traveler.  I had lived my entire life in the Chicago suburbs until recently, when my family and I moved into an RV, to travel full-time.

My parents instilled a love of travel within me since my childhood, when they took my sisters and I on some memorable trips around the United States, exposing us to historical sites and vast landscapes.  My dad has visited nearly all 50 states, but my mother has visited EVERY one of the 50 states, a grand accomplishment, and a tradition that I will strive to live on with my own family.

This blog is a way for me to chronicle my travels, as well as share my experiences with others.  My hope is that I can be a resource for your own journey, whether it helps you to learn about places you plan to travel, allows you to reminisce about a similar journey you’ve taken, or simply brings you along for the ride.

Each week, I publish a new blog post about my travels.  If you would like to sign up for email updates, please enter your name and email address below.

Thanks for visiting!   ~ Jen


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I’d love to hear from you.  If you have any comments or questions about full-time travel,or anything else, please send me an email at Jen@Travel50States.com.


Visiting the birthplace of my grandfather and our namesake. Caramanico, Italy. 2005