Keeping up with the Jensses

Rainer Jenss, National
Geographic Kids
magazine Vice President and Publisher, recently embarked on
the journey of a lifetime with his family: a year-long trip around the
world. The Jenss family has been on the
road in North America for two weeks so far, and they have already offered
reflections and photos of their adventures in Massachusetts,
Maine, Quebec, Illinois, Michigan, and South Dakota. Mom, Dad, 11-year-old Tyler, and 8-year-old
Stefan are all blogging regularly from the road, offering their different
perspectives on the people, places, and things they encounter (and your daily
dose of geography in action!) along the way. Rainer’s posts can be found at the National
Geographic Traveler
magazine’s Intelligent
Travel blog
, while his sons Tyler
and Stefan
blog for National
Geographic Kids
magazine in a series called “Global Bros.”

Jenssfamily

The Jenss Family
Photo courtesy of Intelligent Travel

So far they’ve encountered bison in the Badlands,
a heritage festival in French-speaking Canada
(where they got their first passport stamps of the trip!), and “the
best pizza ever
” in Chicago (I would argue that it’s in Naples but who
knows, they may change their tune when they hit Italy!). I found it especially interesting to read
about the cultural geography of Quebec City (in
the post above on Canada) and
the physical geography of Maine’s Acadia
National Park
. Stefan Jenss is
keeping of a log of all wildlife
he sees on the trip (which already includes a sea snake and a camel!) and has
added several French
words
to his vocabulary.  Stay tuned
for their next dispatch from Wyoming!

Tyleratmtrushmore

Tyler at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
Photo Courtesy of Global Bros

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  1. Rainer Jenss, National Geographic Kids magazine Vice President and Publisher, recently embarked on the journey of a lifetime with his family: a year-long trip around the world

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