Jean Newman Glock


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


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Through my stories and images, I take my audience around the world inspiring and educating them to explore the world. My content is shared with a worldwide affluent audience through all media platforms, social and print. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 I was named as one of Klout’s Top Ten Worldwide Travel Influencers/Experts on the topic of travel worldwide.

My extensive travel background with the Smithsonian Institution and in the corporate world, coupled with my work experience, has given me unparalleled “feet on the ground” travel experience.  Think Easter Island 15 times–I know the Moai by name. I have visited almost every country in the world and know many of the current tourism ministers personally.  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).   In 2015,2016 and 2017 I 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.   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 a 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.


Please note I do not book travel but can refer you to some spectacular experts who do.


Jean Newman Glock | Owner, President

Jean Newman Glock is an industry consultant,  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:

Prior to joining the Signature Travel Network team as Managing Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Jean founded JNG Worldwide in Washington, DC. With unparalleled “Feet on the Ground” travel expertise and a black book of top international contacts, she quickly became the go-to source for those searching for the best in international luxury travel. 

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 with Highest Distinction degree from Georgetown University led to a 12-year career in international oil consulting with a focus on the Middle East and Arabian Gulf and worldwide travels before joining the Smithsonian team.

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