Jennifer Stewart

Jennifer Stewart
I am a Justmeans Travel staff writer. My diverse professional background includes civil engineering, playing the violin, and most recently, user experience design. Such a diverse professional background combined with a penchant for travel writing will surely make readers think about traveling in a new way.

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9 years 2 months ago

Five years ago, New Orleans was unrecognizable. Today, New Orleans is a travel destination for enjoying all that nature has to offer. However, five years ago, one of the costliest and most destructive hurricanes in US history made landfall in New Orleans, wreaking havoc from the French Quarter to Biloxi, Mississippi and beyond. When the levies gave way to the pressure endured by the storm, the entire city of New Orleans was destroyed. All week, several media outlets are taking a look back at the city before Katrina, immediately after Katrina, and how it has evolved into the New Orleans of...


9 years 2 months ago

There is a dire need for responsible travel these days, and that need comes to us from sustainable farms around the country. For the past few weeks, it seems like not a day goes by without a headline containing news about yet another egg recall. A staggering 228 million eggs have been recalled so far, with thousands more to be added to that total. As the number of salmonella- infested eggs increases, so do the...


9 years 2 months ago

Most green travel enthusiasts are well aware of the superior green living standards of Copenhagen. This city was the host of the last G8 Summit which sought to create legislation to improve the environment from a political level. Advancements in political awareness are important, but more important is that we take individual responsibility for our environments, and largely, residents of Copenhagen are doing their part. Consider patronizing one of the following companies on your next trip to one of the “greenest” places on earth.

Whenever we think of green travel, seldom do we...


9 years 2 months ago

Need a jolt of energy in your sustainable travel plans? Why not plan to stop at a sustainable coffee shop wherever your travel takes you? Sustainable coffee farms are becoming more popular and profitable here in the US as well as abroad. Sustainable coffee farming seeks to give as much back to the environment as the environment has given us through the gift of the coffee bean. Sustainable coffee farming treats the land and its workers with utmost respect. Instead of being paid the low rates often paid to farm staff workers, sustainable coffee farming pays its workers competitive wages. Sustainable...


9 years 2 months ago

Whenever the topic of responsible travel is discussed, social responsibility is often an afterthought, with all attention given to environmental preservation. While preserving our fragile yet resilient environment is an unavoidable priority, so is our responsibility to address social issues. An example of the need for a social conscience with responsible travel is the increasingly popular Bedouin tours. 

The Bedouin people are an Arab ethnic group that resides in the deserts of spanning the Middle East, from Egypt to Israel and beyond. The Bedouin are a people rich in tradition and decidedly destitute...


9 years 2 months ago

Some travel trends come and go with nary a disruption, but new attention is being brought to torture museums. Museums dedicated to all aspects of torture are not new. Many of these museums have existed for decades. It is the increase in interest and quantity of these museums and exhibits that is grabbing the attention of the travel industry. But just what are torture museums? Why do people feel the need to create and patronize such museums? Most importantly, where can you find one of these museums?

A torture museum is described as a museum that...


9 years 2 months ago

As the travel industry becomes more willing to promote the concept of going green, Copenhagen is spearheading the movement by adding sustainable travel to its scope of environmental conscientiousness. Copenhagen has been a forerunner in the creating environmentally conscious activities for tourists. The following activities provide a more environmentally responsible trip to the happiest city in Denmark:

The type of lodging chosen for a trip can make a world of a difference. In this case, choosing an environmentally friendly hotel will make a difference for the world. Copenhagen...


9 years 2 months ago

When making your responsible travel plans, be sure to include a trip to a museum featuring the art work of Chris Jordan. Art has driven societies to new states of awareness for centuries. Chris Jordan has crafted a special type of art work sure to emotionally impact any responsible travel plans. Through Chris Jordan’s unique artistic approach and environmental awareness, viewers will see the impact of human transgressions towards our earth in an unprecedented form.

Chris Jordan has created six different collections- E Pluribus Unum, Midway, Running the Numbers, Running the Numbers II,...


9 years 2 months ago

As the country slugs through the dog days of summer, last minute vacationers are looking for refreshing eco travel ideas. Lucky for them, there are a number of breweries who take as much pride and care in crafting the perfect bottle of beer as they do preserving the environment in which they operate. To learn more about their ambitious efforts while sampling their delicious concoctions, take a brewery tour!

Beautiful Ft. Collins, Colorado is home to New Belgium Brewery. This popular beer brand is loved all over the country, so chances are this eco travel...


9 years 2 months ago

The blogosphere has been buzzing with news that the United Arab Emarite plans to ban the use of the worldwide beloved BlackBerry for everyone in the region, including those who travel to the Middle East. Citing the government’s inability to monitor communications sent with the device, the UAE is banning all email, messaging, and web services available on the device. Information shared from BlackBerry to BlackBerry is shared on secured networks and stored in databases overseas. The lack of access to this shared information simply is not acceptable to the UAE. Starting October 11, 2010, at least 500,000...


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