Hi there! Welcome to A Beautiful Journey Blog! My name is Dena and I am a passionate traveler, health and fitness nut, and food obsessor. I also love to write (and talk…and tell stories…). So I decided to bring these passions together through this blog. I want to reminisce about past travels, journal about my new travel adventures, while sharing tips and photos of places I’ve been. I’ll also be sharing recipes of yummy, healthy food that I’ve made and love, encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle for everyone and sharing how I try to follow that same lifestyle; and just talking about life!

I currently live in Orlando, Florida and work full-time at a staffing agency. But this is what I love – sharing about my life journeys! I also love my family who are the best in the world (no really, they are!). I am so blessed to live in the same city as my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and two nieces. Not everyone would consider that a blessing but I really do. They are just the best! (Did I already mention that??)

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I also have the best group of friends! We have so much fun hanging out together, laughing, watching movies (which we quote from…all the time), going to the beach, traveling, playing games, encouraging each other, and just being goofy! I love them!!!


Some of my other loves are my cat, reading, music, being in nature, running races, cooking (and eating!), hiking, performing, working out, going to the beach, and cheering on Miami Hurricanes football (there’s nothing like the ‘U’!!!).

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So, that’s me in a nutshell! 🙂 I am SO excited to share my adventures and stories with you and I hope you enjoy reading and sharing with me!

Please feel free to contact me at: abeautifuljourneyblog@gmail.com