Your friends will thank you! (11)


Local Goes Global is all about conquering travel anxiety, because I believe that we were all made for more than just our hometowns.

Hi! My name is Jenny, and I am a South Florida native. You read that right! I was born and raised in the same city, went to a University in my hometown, and, until I was married, lived in the same house my entire life. Although my parents enjoy travel, and it was a significant part of my childhood, I despised the journey. Packing, planning and that dreadful plane-ride were only some of the things that made traveling unbearable.

I figured when I got married, all my worries would be behind me. When I met my husband, I saw how we had almost everything in common… except one thing. Our thrill meters are very different. He lives for that adrenaline rush, whereas, I have no sense of adventure. 

I’m terrified of the unknown, and because of it, I’ve missed out on friends getting married, graduations, holiday gatherings and reunions.

Well, no more.

I’m tired of living in fear and missing out on the monumental moments. 

Local Goes Global is a way for me to document my growth and shed light on how travel doesn’t have to be a daunting puzzle piece in our lives. Let’s win the battle against our fears. 

Does any of this sound familiar? Do you love learning about different cultures and meeting new people, but can’t get yourself on that plane – on that boat – in that car? Is your anxiety taking over your life?

 Join me as this Local Goes Global.