Before putting his professional expertise and personal passion to the ultimate test to travel around the world for a year with his family, Rainer Jenss was a thirteen-year veteran of the National Geographic Society. He helped transform National Geographic Kids into the most widely read consumer magazine for children throughout the world.
During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic Traveler's award-winning Intelligent Travel Blog, posting a weekly column about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the road traveling together as a family. Subsequently, his Jenss Family Travel Blog was recognized as one of the Top 25 Family Travel Blogs by Babble.com. in 2011 and 2012.
Having now traveled to over sixty countries, Rainer is an authority on the subject of family travel and how it can be used as a learning tool. In 2011, Rainer founded Smart Family Travel, Inc., and works with Scholastic, Galavante Media, and AFAR.com to promote the benefits of family travel.
RTW Year: 2009
54 Current City: Nyack, New York Favorite countries: Bhutan
, New Zealand
, South Africa
, Favorite cities: Nelson, New Zealand
, Traveled: family Budget:
$30000 I'm looking for: travel inspiration
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The psychology and logistics for raveling around the world, both with kids and without