I am Jennie of J.B. Tols.I am an interior designer, photographer, blogger, advocate, adventurer, wife and mother

My weekend trip to Oregon to stay in a floating home with my cousin was a nice quick trip to just get away and try to reset. I took this trip just a few short months after we lost my stepson to suicide and I was in desperate need of some time away from home […]

We decided to take a St. Augustine, Florida vacation this particular year. It was, also, the year of the Corona Virus pandemic. So, we were iffy about whether to take a trip or not, but eventually decided to go, anyway. And, I am so glad that we did. FLYING DURING DURING A PANDEMIC Our vacation […]

Driving a rental car in Europe is not as difficult or intimidating as I had thought. When we took our trip to France, I knew that I had no idea when we would visit again and I wanted to see as much of Normandy as I could in our seven days there. The only way […]

ADVICE FOR A FOUR DAY TRIP TO SIN CITY WITH ACTIVITIES AND FULL BUDGET BREAKDOWN. What started out as a simple desire of my brother-in-law to take my husband to see his favorite band, Def Leppard, play during their Las Vegas residency turned into a super fun couples weekend in Vegas. So, I compiled information […]

This was a trip of my dreams: a trip for just me and my five sons. We traveled the last week of July, taking an RV road trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado and Mosca, Colorado. I had been in the area a few years back when my mom attended Bible college here and I wanted […]

I honestly would not have told you that I could travel to France if you had asked me; but, we somehow managed to make this trip happen. In this post you will see how to spend 8 days in France on a budget. I have laid out our full itinerary and budget for you in […]

OUR TRIP ITINERARY: FIRST STOP: BILTMORE ESTATE IN ASHEVILLE, NC Four of my five boys were able to load up and take this vacation with us. We had a full week to spend time together this year. It hasn’t always been that way for us. After several years of not being able to take any […]

Is this the year to rent a houseboat? If so, you will not regret it, but let me offer you some suggestions and advice before you head out onto the water. Our Dale Hallow House Boat Adventure was an amazing house boat adventure, indeed. With some of my tips and tricks, yours can be, too! […]

OUR FAMILY VACATION TO THE BAHAMAS I have discovered that any vacation on or near water is my kind of vacation. So, this vacation did not disappoint especially since it was my very first cruise to the Bahamas. Consequently, this trip only served to make me a confirmed sea cruise fan. It is, to date, […]

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