Hi, I’m Jenn (some people call me Jenny) . . . welcome to Grit & Banter!

I’m a fan of good stories, bad puns, new experiences, and anyone who travels with snacks. I believe that Galentine’s Day should be an official holiday, that a good book can make everything better, that sunny days shouldn’t be wasted, and that kindness is a superpower. My hobbies include brunching and putting blankets on sleeping animals just in case they’re cold.

I’m also still relatively new to this whole blogging thing, but so far G&B covers my passions: travel, food, nerdy stuff, products I adore, and whatever topics happen to be weighing heavily on my mind.

In 2017 I decided that while drinking wine, eating sushi, and being terrible at yoga had been substantial hobbies thus far, it was time to become truly trendy and take up blogging. It was either that or suddenly discover an intense love for kale smoothies . . . (kale’s still a thing, right?)

I quickly realized that I wanted a place where I could get down to the nitty-gritty on topics from travel-hacking to can’t-miss restaurants, to the best books I’ve read lately, to tougher things like politics and current events, while still having a place to banter back-and-forth about my latest Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them theories.

My goals with G&B are simply to share my adventures, experiences, and observations; to make you laugh; and hopefully to even make you think. I’m not a professional writer or an expert on any of the topics I cover, just a woman with an Internet connection and a tad too much caffeine in her system.

I hope you’ll stick around as I share my latest adventures in my usual style: surrounded by strong coffee and a stronger sense of humor.



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