What a Life I Lead

June 1, 2007 by

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Jenny with an Iguana
Jenny, working hard & loving it

When you think about the great jobs of the world, a few spring to mind. Travel journalist, roller-coaster tester, even candy taster – but I think my job is right up there with the best of them.

What I do is try out the tours and activities we sell on the Viator.com website. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all fun and games. There are contracts that need signing, hundreds of e-mails arriving in my inbox daily, flight delays in getting to your destination and lost luggage to contend with… arriving in Puerto Rico at 2am with no luggage, after a 36-hour journey, was no fun at all. But like the professional I try to be, I was on a walking tour of San Juan the next day in the same clothes! (Editor’s note: Jenny, did you at least take a shower first?)

What’s the most fun I’ve had? That’s a tough one to answer. Honestly, I have loved pretty much every tour I’ve done, along with the opportunity to visit new places and learn about different cultures. I’ve also met some pretty cool people along the way (both the locals and the operators of our tours).

Now I’m living in Las Vegas (for work), I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of the local activities: the Skywalk at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas shows (The Rat Pack is Back and Spamalot are my two favourites), Horseriding, the Lake Las Vegas Serenity Tour and more. And of course, a good place to have a meeting is at a local nightclub! Only in Vegas…

Martha Brae River Rafting, Jamaica
Rafting on the Martha Brae

But aside from the ‘local’ tours, in the past 2 years I have been to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Aruba and more. I have been swimming with dolphins in both Key Largo and Jamaica, climbed Dunns River Falls (would be just like the movie Cocktail, but unfortunately I was alone at the time), and rafted down the Martha Brae River. I did Sub Bikes and the Powerboat Adventure in Nassau (LOVED feeding the iguanas), and discovered the seedy side of Hollywood on the Dearly Departed Tour (this one was especially cool given my obsession with Errol Flynn). Theme Parks are a must, of course: Disneyland, Disneyworld and Universal Studios (both coasts). The list goes on, and I can only hope will continue to!

I’m always looking for new and different experiences that we can bring to you, our loyal travelers, so that you can try these adventures for yourself. Honestly, it’s not the plane flight, or the hotel you remember from your vacation (unless they’re unbelievably good or bad), it’s what you do on your vacation that sticks in your mind. And it’s my job to ensure that you have the most unique, most fun and most memorable time ever!

Jenny Crossling

Editor’s Note: We are nominating Jenny as Viator’s “Traveler of the Week” for taking her job seriously enough to have fun doing it!

2 Responses to “What a Life I Lead”

  1. Lynda Says:

    Hi Jenny and the Viator blog team,

    I just discovered your wonderful and oh, so useful blog and if you have a few minutes I’d love to have you submit it to our blog directory, Delightfulblogs.com. I think the gals who use the directory to discover new blogs to read would LOVE yours.