welcome to NOVAA

life | adventure | food enthusiast

Life is meant to be lived; fully, freely and passionately.

Novaa Girl serves as a vessel to unite and express my ardent loves for life, adventure and creative passions.


Welcome, y'all!

( and no I'm not from Texas.. I just like to say y'all)

 Hey, friends! The name is Jess...


The journey of creating a place to express and document my travel experiences has always been one I wanted to explore more intimately, extensively and (to begin with) mostly for myself solely. But after becoming inspired by other adventure enthusiasts, I wanted to ignite that same type of adventure inspiration for others as those who did for me.

From very early on, I was oddly fascinated with the idea of human purpose and life’s equivocal journey. To know that you are not bound to your yesterday and neither are your hopes, desires and aspirations is very much a reassuring and inspiring feeling. 


This idea especially felt relevant after leaving four years of college with a degree in hand and only a very broad idea of what I wanted to do. The only thing I knew for certain was that I wanted to see new places and experience things I had never experienced before-- both near and far.


Then one day, after obsessing over a word I couldn't quite shake....  I decided to just go ahead and do the damn thing. I dusted off my big girl pants, poured a glass of cab, bought a domain and from there Novaa Girl was coined. 



Check out my latest Q&A with Arizona Foothills Magazine!

Check out my latest Q&A with Arizona Foothills Magazine!

Check out my latest Q&A with Voyage Phoenix Magazine!


January 16, 2020

Pines trees, canyons, log cabins and winter snow… what more could you ask for when looking for the most perfect Northern Arizona getaway?

Located in Munds Park, a small town be...

October 24, 2019

 Let me paint a picture for you.  

Charming towns assembled high and dense along dramatic seaside cliffs. Soft turquoise-colored waves lap gently against sands that feel p...

July 30, 2019

One of my favorite parts of traveling is the moment of intense clarity as you board that plane ride home. Maybe it’s a car, a train a bus or boat… but whatever form of transpo...

January 2, 2019

It has been an unspoken understanding between Alex and I to gift experiences in place of objects or items during times of gifting or surprising. In turn, we have gotten to exp...

January 1, 2019

Hello friends, and Happy New Year! 

The arrival of a shiny fresh start, a new beginning and promises of a better life is an overwhelmingly special feeling. Heightened moods of...

December 31, 2018

Hey friends!

It’s been some time since I last posted, and while this journal of mine has taken a minor backseat to some new things in my life, rest assured that will change thi...

September 18, 2018

Extraordinary. Authentic. Remarkable. 

Those are a few of the words that first come to mind when I think about my time amongst the streets of Hungary’s exquisite capital.


August 23, 2018

As many can attest, traveling through Europe can be a costly endeavor—however Prague might just be one of those rare, off-the-grid and cost-effective exemptions you absolutely...

August 6, 2018

Happy Monday, friends. 

While I’m getting super eager to share with you some travel tips regarding my latest adventures around Prague and Budapest, I wanted to share a quick st...

July 24, 2018

Nearly a week ago, I was exploring the streets of Madrid, mojito in hand, with two of my dearest and longest childhood best friends-- one who now lives in Puerta del Sol, Madr...

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