Who IS she, anyway?

UrbanTravelGirl is never very far away from a glass of vino ... or some libation favored by the locals.

I’m Maureen Jenkins, and I’m madly in love with my passport! Over the years, this well-worn treasure has taken this former newspaper reporter and “citizen of the world” from Montreal to Monaco, from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, from Rome to Riyadh, and many, many points in-between. Thanks to a previous corporate communications job for a global company,  a freelance food and travel writing career – and a personal bank account that’s helped keep many an airline, hotel and bed-and-breakfast in business – I’ve traveled the globe and realize that it really is a small world, after all.


After spending one year in a charming French village near Paris, I recently moved back to my native Chicago. My motto: “You’re never more than one flight away from an amazing adventure!”