Jean Newman Glock, Traveler
One of the top 10 leading experts on the topic of travel worldwide – Klout
  • Full Disclosure: Embracing Age, Defying Labels and a New Job

    Embracing Age, Defying Labels I can get a senior discount, sometimes.  I am a grandmother times 4.5.  I rarely admit the first, adore the second but not the preconceptions that come along with the term.  But in the interest of full disclosure, and in light of the diminishing effects of botox, I have decided to come […]

  • Film Tourism, The Indiana Jones Effect

    Last month a consulting firm that works with movie producers to scope out possible locations approached me to work with them as a consultant. Unbeknownst to me, my resume had been my Instagram feed and articles from my travels. Is this a new sweet spot for promoting tourism? (This dovetails nicely with my primary work […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Ultimate Safari…in One Morning

    “Watching the crossing of the Mara River this morning surpassed all my previous safaris…combined.”  Author Jared Diamond September 9. 2016 Let me back up. Our private jet group had landed in Kenya from Ethiopia the day before Jared’s safari of a lifetime. Greeted on the runway by the Masai and our guides, we were ready […]

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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.