Expert travel writer:
Jennifer became a full-time writer in 2006, and contributes food and travel features to Fodor’s, Reuters, and Russian Life among other titles. She is the award-winning author of Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow and Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: A Pocket Guide to Russian History.
Jennifer is a graduate of Columbia University and The Moscow Institute of Photography.
Jennifer’s passion for travel and history began even before she took a degree in Russian Area Studies at Columbia University. She lived and worked in Moscow for two decades in the hotel, airline, and banking sectors before becoming a full-time writer.
She divides her time between her native United States and her adopted home in Riga, Latvia. She also now spends a good part of her time sailing on luxury cruise vessels, working as a lecturer and speaker on a wide range of topics relating to the history, culture, art, and literature of the Baltic, Black Sea, Adriatic, Mediterranean, and Aegean Seas.
On the bucket list
To spend at least a year living in the Republic of Georgia, to sail across the Atlantic with Cunard, and to see the Northern Lights.