Working with Jean Newman Glock

“One of the top 10 leading experts and influencers on the topic of travel worldwide” – Klout

Travel reviews and opinions that can’t be bought. Always authentic; always me!

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My work in travel writing, both print and social, has been dedicated to the luxury international traveler:  destinations, properties, cruises and private jet travel.  I tell stories about travel, I do not write “reviews”.  My work is published on my blog,  across all social media channels, in National Geographic Traveler, Huffington Post and many travel industry publications.

My extensive travel background with the Smithsonian Institution and in the corporate world, coupled with my work experience, have generated an unbreakable trust from my audience.  I enjoy sharing my extraordinary finds around the world and my work with the world’s best suppliers and destinations with them.  I am passionate about promoting travel and tourism.

Through my social media platforms, my blog, and online and print publications,  I reach a very affluent international luxury traveler – the coveted ultra high-net-worth individual (UHNW).   This year, I have had the honor of being named the 7th most influential travel expert/influencer worldwide as determined by Klout.  This is a measure of actual interactions and reach and not just numbers of followers.


My readers trust me and I have chosen not accept advertising or paid promotion on my website and clearly note when I have received any compensation on blog posts.   I write all my own content and never write about something I have not personally experienced.

I never accept a trip or assignment in exchange for any promise of positive story, tweet or post. The opinions and findings are all my own and always… unedited. It speaks for the integrity of the suppliers I work with that they trust their product will shine, without any quid pro quo in exchange for travel. I choose who I work with very carefully for this reason.

Specific opportunities to work with me include:

  • speaking engagements
  • site inspections & trip reports
  • social media promotion
  • content marketing & social media strategy
  • articles and content for your blog/website/etc

Please note I do not currently book travel for individuals.

If you think that my audience might be a good fit for your luxury travel product please contact me at and I would love to chat.  I only work with a few suppliers each year and usually for longer term relationships.

If we are a good match and you like my content and reach both you and my readers will benefit.


Jean Newman Glock | Owner, President

Jean Newman Glock is a travel writer and social media influencer for the travel industry, promoting exceptional travel for select top luxury suppliers worldwide.  She was recently honored to be named as one of the Top Ten Worldwide Travel Experts/Influencers by Klout.  She has pioneered using social media to reach a large international community of travel enthusiasts. Follow her travels at:

Jean is the Owner of JNG Worldwide in Washington, DC. With unparalleled “Feet on the Ground” travel expertise and a black book of top international contacts, she has quickly become the go to source for those searching for the best in international luxury travel. She joined the exceptional team at Signature Travel Network as a social media and PR consultant in June 2014 in addition to a small roster of select luxury travel clients.

Jean began writing and sharing travel on social media following 17 years with the Smithsonian Institution, where she was responsible for their extensive portfolio of international tours (over 300 yearly) and the student travel program. She also traveled extensively while attending college in Lugano, Switzerland

A Masters in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University led to a 12-year career in international oil consulting and worldwide travel before joining the Smithsonian team.

Jean has worked with US Department of State and US Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism post Arab Spring in Middle East and Northern Africa. As the tourism representative on the Business Mission to Egypt in September 2012, she met with then President Morsi the Ministers of Antiquities and Tourism.

Jean serves as Vice Chair on the Board of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), and is a Board member of Petra National Foundation-US.

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