Jean Newman Glock, Luxury Travel Influencer & Industry Consultant
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  • Is there a State Department Travel Alert for Nuclear Threats?

    Pondering the unthinkable…. Last week Japan’s warning sirens were activated in the northern reaches of the country when North Korea launched a missile. Well done. But what if I had been tooling around the northern islands taking pictures and posting on Instagram? Would I have known what to do as the population scrambled? Would a kind […]

  • Luxury Travel: It’s About Access, Not Thread Counts

    Luxury is about opening doors…or gates. The author at Burghley House in England. “Show me something I can’t see on my own, introduce me to someone I could not meet. That is the trip I will take. Luxury is Access. “ That’s my travel mantra and apparently, many UHNW travelers share my view. At a recent […]

  • Travels with Alison Weir

     Show me something I can’t see on my own, introduce me to someone I could not meet. That is the trip I will take. So many wonderful travel suppliers can provide all the comforts imaginable, but it is the access they offer that separates the good from the exceptional.  Alison Weir’s tours are exceptional. Do the Tudors […]

  • The Glories of Imperial St. Petersburg, Russia

    I will be returning  to St. Petersburg on another Baltic Cruise this summer onboard Viking Oceans, Viking Sky.  Check out the fabulous Viking Homelands itinerary here. This article is from my visit last summer.  New discoveries  always await in St. Petersburg, but here are my highlights.  At the Catherine Palace.  Right at Home! For most cruisers, […]

  • A Travel Writer in the Trump Era

    Last September I was in a small taxi heading to Lalibela, Ethiopia. Sitting in the front seat taking pictures, my driver asked if I was American. After I said yes, he asked if I thought Donald Trump would be elected President. I said no I did not think he would win. He smiled and said […]

  • About Viking Cruises: What I Meant to Say

    Leaving the port of Le Havre, France onboard Viking Sea. Returning to my cabin after another exciting Viking Cruises‘ christening in Koblenz, Germany, I found a letter, asking if I would consider being interviewed.  I emailed the Viking video team that I would be happy to share my thoughts on Viking and cruising.  (This is […]

  • Ballooning Over the Masai Mara…at Dawn

    Sometimes all the stars align…..at dawn on the Masai Mara. Spend 16 seconds with me as I soar over the wildebeests during the Great Migration. Sometimes called the ‘World Cup of Wildlife’,  over two million animals cross from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara plains in Kenya every year.    This video  shows […]

  • Discovering Palestinian Design in Amman, Jordan

    On my last trip to Jordan, I was fortunate to view an extraordinary collection in a private home in Amman.  This exquisite collection  documents a Palestine that many never knew. Travel to Jordan is always magnificent. It is a traveler’s paradise of a warm and welcoming people, World Heritage sites, history, natural history and the […]

  • Exploring Petra

    There is so much to see in Petra beyond the iconic Treasury. Like the majestic Temenos Gate, Roman 2nd century AD. On my recent Azamara Club Cruises cruise from Rome to Dubai, I asked many fellow passengers why they chose this itinerary? The almost universal answer was to see Petra. One of the new “Seven Wonders […]

  • Jerusalem and the West Bank

    What happens when you tour Jerusalem and the West Bank with an Israeli and a Palestinian guide?  Dual narratives? Yes. Disagreements? Yes. Acrimony? None.  Travel and politics, done well. Samir and Yuval, our Palestinian and Israeli guides, at the site of Herodium, looking out over the West Bank. Standing atop the ancient site of Herodium, at […]

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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.