Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! You alright?
We’re Jen and El. And sometimes people call her Jenny. And on a rare occasion (e.g., when Jen’s sister is introducing her to someone), she is also referred to as Jennifer. What you refer to Jen (and even El) as depends on how you know us. Jen is a former scientist and has always been a daydreamer. El is in the US armed forces, which is why we tend to move around quite a bit. El is laid back and easygoing. Jen spends a lot of time over-think things, like what people say or why a specific path is better than another. Jen is working on trying to worry less (it is a work-in-progress). We’ve been together since 2008 and have enjoyed traveling and learning about life, the universe, and everything together.
We met in Nebraska, when El was stationed there. Originally from the great state of Nebraska, Jen was so excited to learn in 2014 that we were going to venture halfway around the world to live in England (specifically Cambridge), where she originally spent her days doing biomedical research and then later figuring out this whole parenting thing. Living abroad is what brought this blog to life — we wanted our friends and family to be able to see what we were doing without using social media. Jen is the primary contributor to the blog (travel experiences, whisky tasting notes, and recipes), and El is a part-time contributor to this blog, mostly in the way of offering whisky tasting notes, and in the US armed forces.
When not doing or thinking about science, you can find Jen on her bicycle, in the park or backyard, on a yoga mat, doing some arts and crafts (making a mess in the office, living room, and/or dining room), trying to explore parenthood, or cooking/baking (making a giant mess in the kitchen). When in the kitchen, Jen sticks to the theory: if you don’t dirty every dish that you own while baking or cooking, then you’re not trying hard enough. This is probably why El cooks more often than Jen. In his free time, El enjoys reading historical fiction, watching movies, and designing home automation processes/gadgets.
We both enjoy trying out new recipes, discussing the interworkings of the universe, tasting the “finer things” in life (food, coffee, tea, whisky, or anything with chocolate in it), and exploring new areas.
In January 2017, we welcomed a new addition (O) to the family. In April 2019, we welcomed another addition (E) to our family. Both O and E have kept us on our toes, and we hope to instill the love of adventure and travel within them.
We’re happy that you here, joining us on our adventures!