I’m Mackenzie Jervis
I grew up near Buffalo, New York but since graduating high school I’ve spent most of my time elsewhere. I now live in Toyko, Japan with my husband, son, and daughter. Japan is the third country I’ve lived in on 3 continents.
I’ve been to 65 Countries, mostly solo, and have gained a ton of knowledge about the world and how to more easily travel. Now that I’m a mom I want to take my kids along with me. Slowly we’re crossing things off of our list and experiencing a new kind of adventure with my little travel buddies.
One of my favorite things to do while traveling or living in a new place is to find the bookstores, cozy coffee shops, artsy museums, and any locations that may have shown up in a novel or film. I decided to share my passion with others who also love living the literary life, finding great stationery, journaling, and planning a creative and travel-filled life.
More About Mackenzie
I’ve spent most of my life learning to write. Well, creatively write. I mastered writing in English some time in elementary school. (There’s actually a funny story from Norway where an acquaintance thought I was in my 20s and hadn’t yet learned to write. Talk about lost in translation). After learning to write, I’ve learned how to craft stories: getting BAs in English and Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and then my MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University.
Beyond writing and reading, I love the outdoors and have made a goal to climb to the highest point in any place I live (Texas was easy), or visit (Kilimanjaro was more challenging). I also love shopping at IKEA, running, and watching crime shows.
- Summited Kilimanjaro
- Took overnight trains in Russia
- Cruised around the Caribbean
- Learned to SCUBA dive in Australia
- Searched for Aliens in Roswell, New Mexico
- Explored the Peruvian Andes
- Went Island hopping in Croatia
Together We Have:
- Hiked the Italian Alps
- Rode Camels in Morocco
- Cruised the Seine in Paris
- Attended High Tea in London
- Played on the beach in Grand Cayman
- Ate our way around Tokyo
- Soaked in Hot Springs in Iceland