Jean Newman Glock, Travel Writer
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  • Traveling With the Tudors

    The author at Hampton Court Palace. Group tours (I hear you groan, but read on) have been a large part of my travel history. I have accompanied many during my 17 years with the Smithsonian. I have learned from the best experts on excellent tours. I have also spent three days in Russia in an […]

  • Pompeii 79AD

    A stop on the Grand Tour since the 18th century, the site of Pompeii still mesmerizes…even for the return visitor. A favorite port stop on many Mediterranean itineraries is the Amalfi Coast. Flowers, vistas, lemons and limoncello lure travelers to long lunches and evening strolls. Pulling into Sorrento by ship is one of the most striking sites […]

  • Visiting Mount Vernon after the Nice Attack

    Visiting the home of our first president, George Washington, the day after the tragic attack in Nice, I am reminded of our long history of friendship and support. George Washington planted this beautiful fleur de lis boxwood parterre in his Upper Garden in recognition and thanks for France’s critical support for our revolution.  It has been […]

  • Viking Sea’s Christening: A Dog’s View

    Waiting with mom, Karine Hagen to board Viking Sea Much has been written and shared about the triumphant christening of  Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sea in Greenwich harbor on May 5, 2016.  Sailing up the Thames with Rule Britannia playing, crowds thronging on land to see the largest ship ever christened in London Harbor and so […]

  • Private Jet Expeditions

    Machu Picchu, Easter Island, Taj Mahal and Petra form the core of the most popular private jet group itineraries.  Circling the globe and visiting iconic landmarks is a wonderful trip.  But in the rapidly expanding private jet market, regional, full continent and themed itineraries are gaining steam.  I have been fortunate to travel on all the […]

  • Whisky, Falcons, Palaces and Country Houses

    Good Morning, The Lanesborough Hotel Familiar destinations often hold the most promise for new discoveries.  You have seen the highlights, leaving you the luxury of time to wander, explore and just sit and sip whisky for hours.   My recent trip to Great Britain is a perfect example. Summary sound bite: (See below for details) 1. Fly […]

  • Cruising the Seine River

    Viking Cruises introduced their first ocean-going ship last year, the Viking Star. I was privileged to sail on her from Lisbon to London including a short cruise up the Seine River in France.  Nothing compares with sitting on your balcony, sipping wine, watching small french villages go about their daily routines.  Look closely at this short video […]

  • Cruising to Borneo, Brunei and Bangkok

    Silversea Cruise lines ranks as one of the top luxury cruise lines in the world. I agree. Check out my video for a snapshot of this expedition: I have cruised with Silversea in the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf and most recently in the South China Sea. While the ship I was on, the Silver Shadow, […]

  • Finding “Miss Saigon” in Ho Chi Minh City Today

    Miss Saigon is returning to Broadway next spring.  The revival of this classic musical about the Vietnam War is refreshed and always touching, and has been a major hit in London.  Visiting Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) last week, I met two of the lead personalities, or at least their 2016 incarnation,  “The Engineer” […]

  • Borneo: Conversations About Ecotourism and Headhunting in Sabah

    Article from Huffington Post. Original article can be found here.  I traveled to Sabah, Borneo as a guest of the luxury cruise line Silversea.  Their philosophy is “Live the Stories You’d Love to Tell.”  This was certainly true on my recent cruise as you will see below. Thank you Silversea, every day was a new […]

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I was an invited guest for many of these trips, but I never accept a trip in exchange for any promise of positive​ stories or social media posts​. The opinions and findings are all my own and always... unedited. It speaks for the integrity of these suppliers that they trust their product will shine, without any quid pro quos in exchange for travel. I choose who I work with very carefully for this reason.