Jenny Adams

Jenny Adams
Title: Travel & Food Writer
Education: College of Charleston
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Expertise: Culinary, Travel, Cocktails, Bars, Restaurants, Photography, Journalism, Southern Culture

Jenny Adams is the author of two books on New Orleans, including publishing a history of The Hotel Monteleone, in 2011. She has worked as a full-time freelance journalist and photographer for two decades, largely focusing on great places to eat and drink around the globe. After extensive time traveling to New Orleans, she relocated permanently in 2019. She now resides in the French Quarter, with her husband and a small black cat, reporting on the best of the city. Jenny is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, a multiple-time nominee for Best Writing at the annual Tales of the Cocktail conference, and is represented by the Where Y'Art Gallery for her photography. She currently has an exhibition at Cafe Carmo.


Jenny Adams studied journalism in both undergraduate and graduate school, was the associate editor of a national nightlife magazine and tradeshow, and the culinary editor of a Birmingham lifestyle publication.

She has completed extensive study of cocktails and distillation, traveling to dozens of countries for research, including Scotland, Mexico, France, and Iceland.

Transitioning to be a full-time freelance travel writer and photographer in 2013, she's since explored more than 50 countries, including living in New York, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. She now resides in New Orleans and is the author of two books on the city. Her work has been nominated for multiple awards.


  • Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer Nominee, 2013 Tales of the Cocktail
  • Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer Nominee, 2016 Tales of the Cocktail
  • 2 Photos Featured at the "Here Come the Girls" show at Old 77 Hotel & Chandlery, 2022
  • Featured photograph April 2023, at Alltmont's Framing, New Orleans
  • On-Going exhibit in photography at Cafe Carmo
  • Member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
  • Member of the New Orleans Photo Alliance


Jenny Adams has a degree in Corporate Communications from the College of Charleston and partially completed a Master's Degree in Journalism at the University of Mississippi.

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