Jean Newman Glock, Traveler
One of the top 10 leading experts on the topic of travel worldwide – Klout
  • When in Rome…Beyond the Top Ten Sites

    Beyond the Colosseum many exciting, less visited, world class sites are waiting for you to explore in Rome.  Here are a few of my top finds.  Hint: they include Michelangelo, the Borgias and Mussolini. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Slow down, relish the moment, savor the tastes and dig a little deeper […]

  • Luxury Travels…. in Tudor England

    The author at Hampton Court Palace. Travel is always enlightening.  Sometimes it is exceptional.  But when all the stars align, it becomes extraordinary. My travels through Great Britain with author and historian Alison Weir have been extraordinary.  Here is why. Many geographic destinations may seem more exotic and I have visited almost all, from Easter […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Feast Your Senses: Travel

    Feast Your Senses. Travel. Smell the flower markets of Asia, the forests of Poland. Flower Market, Bangkok, Thailand Taste the grapes of the centuries on Crete.   Vineyards on Crete, Greece Feel the water in the Gulf of Finland Lapping the shores of Russia. Looking out at the Gulf of Finland from Peterhof, Russia Listen […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    My grandfather, William Wilson Porter, visited Borneo before I was born. He sent my brothers a shrunken head. My father took it to the hospital to determine if it as real. It was. My mother threw it away. Childhood memories had sparked my interest, but my mission on a recent visit was to learn about […]