About me and my jeep, Fiona

Hi, I’m Jen!

I’m a Jeep freak, adventure seeker, amateur photographer. Driving my green jeep, Fiona to explore far & wide as well close to home. Searching for as many long roads, mud holes, steep mountains, pristine lakes, vista views and new friends as I possibly can. There’s an adventure around every corner! Let’s go jeeping!!


I’ve moved a lot in my life but I think I was born with a yearning for travel and adventure.  I’ve lived in a few different parts of the world, but have traveled many kilometers closer to home.

As a child, our family would travel to the family island cottage in Georgian Bay, Ontario, where my brother and I had the best fun, swimming, canoeing, sailing, fishing… we ran barefoot and free.

As a pre-teen and teen, we had regular family weekend trips to New England to camp  in the summer and ski in the winter.  Add a few years living in different countries, Jamaica, Switzerland and traveling through England, Scotland, Italy, France, and other parts of the USA.  I moved from Montreal to British Columbia at age 16 and have been here ever since.

My love of jeeps started as a teen, with the Renegade, but Fiona is the first one that I’ve owned!   I bought her on October 5th, 2012 with the intention of being able to 4 wheel and that she’d replace my tent when I went camping.  To date, I’ve spent many nights snuggled up in the back.

With this blog, I want to show people that an adventure can be found anywhere, from far and wide to your own neighborhood.  Fiona and I have travelled through British Columbia and Alberta so far, with some more local trips planned for this winter and next summer.  I think the Yukon may be in our future!

There’s an adventure around every corner!


Jen 🙂






20 comments on “About me and my jeep, Fiona

  1. Hi Jen,
    Thanks for coming by my website today and commenting on my writing tips article. I know Terri, by the way.
    In response to what you wrote, I think it’s funny you call your Jeep Fiona. My daughter has a laptop named Calista.

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    • Hi Janice,

      I wrote a reply to you last night but don’t see it! Maybe I didn’t send it… it was late… so I’ll re-write!
      Your blog was one of the first that I followed when I was a new blogger, just over three years ago. I read as many of your blog posts as possible and learn something from each one.
      How fun that your daughter has named her laptop Calista! I’ve always named my vehicles, Fiona is named from the Shrek movies but I’ve recently been calling her Fiona Apple (a talented singer).
      I just bought a commuter Subaru Impreza whose fancy name is Calypso Gypsy, but nickname is Shark Fin, sometimes Sharky, haha!
      I see that Terri liked my post so I have followed her and will be reading some of her posts today.
      Have a great day!

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      • Hi Jen,
        Thank you so much for telling me this. I really appreciate your loyalty. Terry is great. I am glad that you will make a connection with her and happy it was through me. I’m glad we had a chance to write a little bit over the last few days. Thank you for the kind words about my articles.

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  2. Haha Pierre, I’d love a huge lift but will likely end up with a 4″ and 35s. Can’t do the lift quite yet but I have a set of 33″ Nitto Trail Grapplers on their way to me right now 🙂 Mods are slow to happen, but definitely part of the plan 🙂


    • Good choice on the trail grapplers , they’re fairly quiet . Will look awesome with the lift and 35’s eventually and you’ll love the added ground clearance , it’ll make you feel like you can go through anything !

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      • Hi Pierre!
        The grapplers are great! I put them on last weekend and have put a lot of kms on them already… To work from Terrace every day & Smithers last Sat. Not much difference in gas mileage either, which I was concerned about. Can’t wait to wheel with them! Thanks for stopping by! 😄 Jen


  3. Thanks Pierre!
    Great to have a comment from a fellow north coaster! You know all the good spots! I’m still discovering them. Having a RZR is great too, it’s like having a mini jeep!
    I love having the freedom to now go wherever I want (pretty much) and don’t need to set up a tent, I just park, build a fire and climb in the jeep to sleep 🙂


  4. Very cool blog ! Used to be a major mud bogger northwest adventurer , many times on the telkwa pass / microwave and the kitimat valley . Now just on the rzr doing it all but I’d still rather be in the cockpit of my duster going down the track . Awesome to see someone using their jeep for what it’s intended for . Awesome job !

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  5. Jen, I’ve had some jeeps in my day but none so gorgeous as Fiona. Mine were Beige and Champagne coloured but I loved them just the same. Lets do it, lets be blog buddies… if you’re up for it! Maybe we should interview each other for our blogs as a start and then see where it goes from there. My email address is julia@farewellmymanicure.com. Email when you are ready. 🙂

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