Jean Newman Glock

Signature Travel Network

Travel Writer/ Signature Travel Network

"Travel reviews and opinions that can't be bought. Always authentic; always me!"

Jean Newman Glock is a travel writer in a hyper-connected world. Klout, the leading measure of social media influence, recently named Jean as one of the top 10 leading experts and influencers on the topic of travel worldwide.

Jean has pioneered using social media to reach a vast international community of travel enthusiasts. She writes for many publications and her own blog sharing her most exciting finds.

Recognized as a leader in the world of luxury travel by Travel and Leisure magazine, in a cover story for Luxury Travel Advisor magazine and many more. She is published in Huffington Post, National Geographic Traveler, both print and online and in many industry publications.

If you are a travel supplier or destination, please reach out to learn more about her services. Jean will never accept a trip in exchange for any promise of positive reviews or an article. The opinions and findings are all her own and always... unedited.

Consultant Signature Travel Network on social media and PR

Seventeen years managing the Smithsonian Institution’s extensive portfolio of international tours and a lifetime of international travel have given Jean unparalleled "Feet on the Ground" destination expertise and international contacts. Combining these two,she can offer with the finest behind the scenes knowledge and recommendations for exceptional worldwide travel. Consulting for both travelers and the travel industry, but most importantly sharing her own travels with a worldwide audience.

2013 and 2014 Travel and Leisure A List Agent

I am honored to have been chosen by Travel and Leisure Magazine as an A List Agent for 2013 and 2014. Please note however that I no longer book travel.

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She had served as Director, Global Relations for Connoisseur Travel in Washington, DC. Jean joined Connoisseur following 17 years with Smithsonian Journeys, the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution, where she was responsible for their extensive portfolio of international tours (over 300 yearly) and the student travel program. She traveled extensively in n Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and Arabian Gulf while attending college in Lugano, Switzerland

A Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University with a focus on the geopolitics of the MIddle East and Gulf led to a 12-year career in international oil consulting with an emphasis on the politics and economics of the Middle East, before joining the Smithsonian team.

Jean serves as Vice Chair on the Board of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), an American private organization working in the Middle East. She is also honored to serve on the Board of the Petra National Foundation US, working to help preserve and promote this world heritage site.

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