Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg — Travel Writer

Our family’s move to Zurich, Switzerland in 2009 put us in a marvelous central location from which to embark on excursions around Europe. Since our stay was supposed to be short, the clock started ticking as soon as we landed and I began planning as much travel as we could pack in.

Living abroad with an explorer’s mindset changed my approach to many things. Removed from any sense of routine, I was more present and alert than ever. I was curious and open to meeting new people, speaking foreign languages and taking impromptu exits off main roads. I was practically addicted to planning the next trip.

Upon our return to Boston in 2012, I vowed to maintain that curious spirit. I’ve travelled to Africa, Asia, and South America since my expat life came to an end, but I’ve also travelled around New England and the US with an eye toward beautiful, authentic experiences.

My desire to be a travel writer stems from my love of both. It’s not just writing about the places that interest me, it’s the transformation travel brings. I want to share my experiences and connect with the curious spirit in others.

beautiful green Japanese water lilies

A Song of Gratitude: Reflections on my Journey to Japan

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This article originally appeared on Indagare under the title "A Song of Gratitude: Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg Reflects on her Journey to Japan." Our trip to Japan followed a week in Hong Kong where my husband had business and I spent mornings working and writing before…By jbadmin|
Japanese house and lush garden

How the Japanese Tea Ceremony Mirrors the Author/Reader Relationship

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On our recent trip to Asia I barely scratched the surface of omotenashi, the Japanese spirit of hospitality, but I did have the opportunity to participate in a tea ceremony which gave me a glimpse. As I lay awake that night combatting jet lag, I began to see parallels between the…By jbadmin|
A natural arc of red stone in front of a sprawling vista.

Passover Reflections on Moab

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I’ve been back to Boston for a couple weeks but there are images from Utah that I’m carrying close through this cold and grey New England spring.  Not really images, more like colors: white snow, blue sky, and green trees…. And then there’s the red. We took a couple of…By Jeanne|
my mother's old leather mittens

Skiing With My Mother's Mittens

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My mother’s mittens are soft and worn, of black leather and insulated with red nylon and down fill. I wore these fifty-year-old mittens every day this past March and wondered what she would have thought of my extravagances: an EPIC pass in my pocket and accommodations just a short…By Jeanne|

The Camino de Santiago- A Modern Pilgrimage

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In theory, the medieval pilgrimage routes of Europe shouldn’t have held any special allure for me. “It’s such a Christian thing,” several people commented when I told them about our travel plans. I am a 53-year-old Jew, but I am also a lover of the outdoors, of physical challenge,…By Jeanne|
Camino-Rebooting

Rebooting a Relationship on the Camino

The following article was published on CaminoWays.com on November 28, 2019. Author Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg shares her Camino experience and why she feels the trail is the perfect place for romance. When my husband got down on one knee in the Sacred Valley of Peru and…By Jeanne|

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