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Welcome to The Travel Folk!

The Travel Folk is an online travel publication bringing you curated Europe guides with local recommendations. We are slow travelers at heart and spend a lot of time getting to know a place through its people, culture, and cuisine. 

Each article on our site is thoughtfully written and researched. Don’t expect an itinerary filled with just the “touristy” spots, we go beyond the norm to discover lesser known gems, under-the-radar destinations, and locally loved restaurants. 

With over 125,000 monthly page views, our mission at TTF is to help you experience Europe through the lens of a local and to have a more meaningful trip. Thank you for reading!

Meet Jenoa, Founder of The Travel Folk

Hello, my name is Jenoa, and I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Travel Folk. 

I am a writer, photographer, traveler, and designer based in the United States. Every year, I spend months in Europe researching the best hotels, restaurants, sights, and hidden spots for our travel guides. 

My love for travel started at an early age and a trip to France in high school changed everything for me. Since then, I have traveled to over 38 countries. In 2019, I spent one year traveling the world with my husband, from Southeast Asia to New Zealand and the Middle East. I also co-founded a small group tour company focused on French and Italian gastronomy. 

Finally, in 2021, I started TTF (The Travel Folk) with the goal of helping you have a more authentic, local, and inspiring trip to Europe. Enjoy!

 

Meet The Team

Colin, Contributor

 Hi, I’m Colin – an adventurous, fun-loving, amateur baker who loves traveling the world and still thinks Jazz Kittens are a good idea. Not sure what Jazz Kittens are? Send me an email and I’ll tell you all about it.

I embarked on my first international adventure when I was 19, when I moved between Ukraine and Moldova for 2 years.

Later, I embarked on a month-long backpacking trip through Western Europe where we camped out in Paris (they have camping in Paris?), slept on the hills of Cinque Terre, and woke up to the ocean breeze and million dollar yachts off the coast of Monaco. That was the most adventurous, wild, and fun experience I have ever had up to that point in my life.

Then, in 2019, Jenoa and I set out for Thailand with nothing but our backpacks for a year of travel. No work, no responsibility, just enjoying each and every moment.

My own personal experiences traveling has opened up my eyes to the world and made me realize how incredible the diversity of our planet and cultures truly are. My love for traveling makes me want everyone to have the same experiences that I have had. That’s why I am starting this. Because I believe that traveling makes us better people and enriches our lives.