About simplyjolayne.com

I'm Jolayne

I created simplyjolayne as a resource for travelers and travel wannabes: YOU!

simplyjolayne is all about the adventures my husband and I take as a couple and with our daughters. Chris and I started traveling with our girls when they were infants and have since instilled within them a love adventure, mad airport and travel skillz, and a lifelong desire to explore the world.

My husband and I are either dreaming of amazing destinations… planning our next trip together… or having the time of our lives experiencing it!

Chris and I are planners, so we each spend loads of time researching our trips, discovering once-in-a-lifetime adventures, finding hidden gems, and sharing our extensive knowledge here. At simplyjolayne, you will find:

  • Inspiration for first time travelers
  • Amazing destinations and must-see sites to add to YOUR bucket list
  • Travel products that I love and recommend
  • Travel tips
  • Planning advice
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As a travel professional and enthusiast offering destination reviews, itineraries, and recommendations as well as tips, tools, and resources, I will help you jump from having newbie travel jitters to being a confident traveler with a high travel IQ!

My goal is to boost your travel confidence, encourage YOU to live out your travel dreams, motivate you to begin your travel adventures, and inspire you to explore the world!

Tapping into 25+ years of domestic and international travel experience, I also share insights into family travel, romantic couples getaways, cruising, and adding a lot of pizzazz to your vacations with photography tips and Instagram-worthy snapshots.

You can develop your own travel planning skills, adopt an adventuresome mindset, and create travel habits to help you achieve your travel goals.

Check out my TRAVEL RESOURCES too!

Where We've Been

Canada – I grew up in Southern Alberta, so it has been fun introducing my family to some of the favorite places I visited as a young child. Chris and I visited Quebec together for the first time in 2022, and we loved visiting Vancouver Island and British Columbia a couple of years ago.

EuropeEurope is my happy place. We have loved our adventures in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Malta, the Netherlands, Belgium, Czechia, and Spain

South Korea – Even quick day trips during an airport layover can give glimpses into local life.

New Zealand & Australia – We explored around Melbourne. I loved the beach boxes in  Brighton Beach. While  Wellington, NZ might be known as Windy Wellington, it has a lot to offer. Have you ever rafted on the Rangitikei River?

Philippines – Our girls’ first international trip included discovering new friends, a humanitarian trip to an orphanage, swimming in the South China Sea, and relaxing on the beach in Boracay.

Thailand – We visited family in Bangkok, saw Wats in Ayutthaya, took an overnight train to Chiang Mai, and ziplined through the jungle.

United KingdomLondon is a must-see on everyone’s list, but you really need to add a few days in Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, and the Cotswolds.

United States – We are working our way through the US one state and one National Park at a time. We call Colorado home and do a lot of exploring, hiking, and adventuring in our favorite state.

What If There Was a SUPER EASY
Way to Learn About Travel?

Are you dreaming of sunbathing on the beach in the Maldives? How about sightseeing in Venice? Does your bucket list include US National Parks, Florida, Colorado, Thailand, Switzerland, Austria, or Italy?

Get your bags ready!

You can master the domestic and international travel planning and create memories that will last forever with Jolayne’s SUPER EASY Travel Planning eBook!

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“Ooooh, I LOVE the SUPER EASY Travel Planning eBook for a gift idea! If I didn’t have the travel bug before, I definitely have it now!!!

“I recommend this travel guide. It is beautiful and thorough. Jolayne and Chris combine to use their extensive knowledge from experience traveling to address every detail you can think of.

“There are great tips of when and where and what, from before you leave home to when you are there, local transportation, places to eat, what is worth spending money on and what is not, do’s and don’ts, safety precautions, traveling with kids, and so much more.

“It truly is worth taking a look at if you are going to travel.”

~ Kirsten

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“This eBook is great for new and even seasoned travelers. I have been traveling for both business and pleasure the past few years and thought I knew everything. 

“Going through the SUPER EASY Travel Planning eBook, I learned a number of tips that will make my life easier in my future travels.

“This is a great eBook for those who might be hesitant or scared to travel internationally. It’s a big world out there and it’s time to
get out and explore it.”

~ Jeff


Ready to discover the magic of TRAVEL?

You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers. Let’s get started on getting past your travel hurdles by learning all of the key travel tips, strategies and tools for beginners… and even for you seasoned travelers too!

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