Each day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." -- Matsuo Basho
Meet Dr. Jennifer Carol Cook, Founder of The Wonder of the World
A former university professor, Dr. Jennifer Carol Cook is an award-winning teacher, writer, speaker, and avid traveler. She has explored dozens of countries and hundreds of cities on solo travel adventures around the world, and has lived abroad in a diverse range of countries, from Mexico to Australia. Dr. Cook holds a Ph.D. in English and American literature and her scholarly and creative writing has been published by presses in Europe and the US, including Routledge Press, Harvard Book Store, Poetry Quarterly, and three consecutive times in Best Women’s Travel Writing. As the founder of The Wonder of the World, she now speaks around the globe, and offers educational seminars and "journeys" which focus on the very best of nature and culture in the world's most beautiful and inspiring locations. Each of Dr. Cook's endeavors raises awareness and funds to help preserve and conserve the planet she so loves, and benefits a scholarship fund that enables deserving people from all backgrounds to discover The Wonder of the World. Dr. Cook also works with individuals one on one, mentoring and tutoring clients in a range of academic and creative fields, leading private museum tours, and creating authentic, meaningful, and eco-friendly travel experiences across the globe. Contact her now, or sign-up for a seminar or journey!
A few of the most wonder-full moments from my travels around the world!
Raised in humble circumstances, my curiosity about the world was first ignited by books, and later by a program that allowed me to correspond with pen pals around the globe. The more I learned about the world, the more precious and valuable it seemed to me, and the more ardently I wanted to explore and protect it. I embarked on my first international travel adventure completely on my own when I was barely fifteen to meet one of those friends abroad. Since then, I have never stopped discovering more to love about our little blue planet and its astonishing beauty and diversity.