Hi there, I’m Jess! Welcome to Travel by Grain, a site dedicated to travel tips, guides, and inspiration with beautiful destinations captured mostly on 35mm film. Thank you so much for visiting my website and sharing my passion for travel and photography!

I am a Georgia girl; I’ve lived here all my life. In 2009, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history education. I love visiting historical places, interacting with different cultures, and meeting new people.

I work full-time, but I always try to carve out time to travel. I’ve gone to some incredible places in the past few years with my film cameras and my husband, who is also a photographer.

My other passions are roasting coffee, reading, and hanging out with my very spoiled kitties. Besides traveling, nothing is better than sitting on my screened-in porch with my cats, a book, and a good cup of coffee!

I mostly shoot my images with my Canon E0S-1N, affectionately named “Neko,” the Japanese word for cat. While most of the pictures on this site are on 35mm film, I am learning to shoot digitally too.

What is my favorite film stock? I lean towards Kodak Portra 400, but I love experimenting with different varieties.

My favorite places that I’ve traveled to so far? I would say Paris and Canada if I had to choose, but it’s a difficult choice since I’ve enjoyed visiting many locations.

I share many stories here, but if you are looking for more pictures, please visit my Instagram @travelbygrain!

Cheers to exploring more travel destinations!