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Name: Jeff (& Jenny)
Website: jeff-jsj-photography.artistwe…
Join Date: January 24, 2008
Contributions: jennjeff1 has written about 244 places, shared 14,313 photos, left 10,818 comments, and smiled 20,375 times.
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English und meinen Deutsch ist besser mit mehr Bier trinken! 少し日本語
Interests
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Our best travel experience was flying with Safari Helicopters on Kauai, Hawaii with all the thousands of waterfalls surrounding the helicopter on all sides of the caldera and Napali Coast. Also, Safari Helicopters overhead the active volcano vents on the Big Island of Hawaii. Jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft at 14,000 feet on Oahu's North Shore, accelerating to 120 m.p.h. for 60 seconds of free fall, and taking in the quiet beauty of Hawaii after the parachute opened with Skydive Hawaii.
Profile
My goal is to visit all 7 continents and all 50 States in America by age 50. Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 2013; Mount Fuji, Japan 2005 & freefall skydiving in Hawaii 2006. Married Jenny who was born in Okinawa!

I have lived in America, Germany, Korea, Hawaii, & Okinawa (Japan). I have visited 28 countries, 400 cities, 41 of 50 states and 5 continents.

I enjoy traveling with my wife Jenny as we are a "childfree" couple. I love experiencing new cultures, tasting unusual foods, and exploring new places. I am a geography major, specializing in cartography (map drawing), matching maps & imagery with people and cultures from around the world.

I am a Christian, photographer, skydiver, pilot (including a 1.5 hour F-16 ride), marathon runner (3.5-4 hours), mountain climber (up to 19,341 feet), bicyclist, drum corps soprano bugle/trumpet player, and part-time chef (stuffed Cornish game hen with Swiss vegetable medley & a pumpkin pie are my specialties).

I have never smoked anything in my life and I intend to keep it that way! We both love wine and I also like beer. I'm a Jack Daniel's Whiskey (marinade) fan and we have toured the distillery in Lynchburg, TN ;-)

I hope to take a hot air balloon trip over the Alps, go whitewater rafting, and break the sound barrier--maybe go into space/to the moon if tourism ever picks up out there!

FAVORITE TRAVEL QUOTES:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain

In America, there are two classes of travel: First class, and with children.
~ Robert Benchley

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
~Helen Keller (Blind & deaf writer)

Don't go where the path may lead you. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-32), American Poet
KeikoCreative says:
Jeff and Jenn, cool my profile name is KeikoTraveller, see u in TP ;)
Posted on: Apr 22, 2018
jennjeff1 says:
Moved over to TravellersPoint.com at Jennjeff1 on 22 April 2018!I am having a hard time finding a last-minute way to import all my TravBuddy blogs/photos to TravellersPoint if anyone has any suggestions before TravBuddy shuts down tomorrow.

Jeff (& Jenny) at Jennjeff1
Posted on: Apr 22, 2018
yasuyo says:
You’re welcome!!
They’ll import all your content from here!
See you on TP!! :)
Posted on: Apr 22, 2018
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jennjeff1's Travel Blogs

Mar 14, 2008 – May 11, 2015
In March 08 I had to go to Yokosuka on business, but the trip also afforded opportunities to visit Tokyo and join Jenny for lea…
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Retirement Trip to Africa - July 2013
Jul 09, 2013 – Jul 20, 2013
Spent 26 days traveling Africa for my retirement. Shot 17,000 photos and filmed 200 hours of video. Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro…
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Hurricane Isaac 27-29 AUG 12
Aug 28, 2012
I took these pics during Hurricane Isaac 27-29 August 2012 in Navarre Beach, Florida. Three of them won awards and one was fea…
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jennjeff1's Travel Reviews

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For $39 bucks a night you can't beat these rates--even for long term stays. University Inn lodg…