About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial immigrant who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.

Giveaway at Javventura Designs

Our new little venture is one month old is this Friday, and we would like to say thank you by giving away one of our best-sellers, the Peek-A-Moo Zipper Pouch! Giveaway is open worldwide. There’s only five days to enter, don’t miss out, the giveaway starts now!

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Bringing Sardinia, Italy to You

Our new venture has finally come to fruition and we’d like to share with you some designs & photography from Javventura that hold a special place in all our hearts. This is for all you diehard Sardinia fans who are unable to travel to this spectacular island in the Mediterranean, so, we are bringing Sardinia to you!

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SHOP CALA TINNARI COLLECTION

We have so much more Cala Tinnari products in our collection like: posters, stickers, magnets, postcards and tote bags! There’s something for everyone

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Finding the Simple in Sardinia, Italy

It’s the simple stuff that I’ve found in Sardinia that brings me the most peace. Take for example this dirt path to the sea, with colours so vivid it seems quite like the set of a Hollywood film. It’s the simple stuff in Sardinia where I love to get lost, because our senses become so alive that our brain goes into overdrive trying to decipher the beauty before our eyes.

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Javventura Designs and Photography is Open for Business

We are proud to say that Javventura Designs & Photography is officially open for business.  You can expect the same love for the island of Sardinia in our designs and photography that you’ve found here with articles about the island we have all come to adore. We are now bringing a little piece of Sardinia into your home or office.

Where inspiration & adventure meet! 

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Launching Soon – Javventura Designs

Something spectacularly awesome is coming in two days! It’s been a labour of love getting my new business off the ground.

I am happy to finally share with you that:

Javventura Designs & Photography will launch on March 16th, 2021.

A place where inspiration & adventure meet!

A place where Sardinia, Italy will come to life on your favourite everyday items like: postcards, stationary, journals, tote bags, t-shirts and so much more!

Don’t be left out!

Here’s how you  can stay updated on your favourite everyday items from Sardinia, Italy with love:

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Reinventing Myself

2020 was the year that I reinvented myself, twice over. It was also the year that I stepped away from blogging, writing and all things social media to focus on myself and my family. It was a somber year, and I’m grateful to have learned many new skills that I will utilize to become a better, kinder and wiser person today, and in the future.

It was extremely hard to step away from this blog that had been my sole focus for the last twelve years and concentrate solely on my schooling, family and me. It was a year of achievements, tears and a new world order that saw many of us locked down for months on end. 

I’ve finally taken my passion of photography and digital art and opened up shop for the world to see, well, almost opened it up for the world to see. It’s ‘Coming Soon,’ albeit very soon.

A place where inspiration & adventure meet. A curious venture that puts my digital art & photography on your favourite everyday items: T-shirts, totes, journals, canvas prints, posters and so much more.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Where do I even begin? I am a writer, but have no words. My mind wanders, flips and flops, I read one page of a book only to turn over and have a second nap of the day. Love does bring us closer, but in this uncertain time it tears us apart. This is love in the time of Coronavirus.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus – My story

We flew back to Canada on a direct flight from Rome on December 27th, 2019, and as an already extreme germaphobe, I had purchased sanitary wipes, and I wiped down our entire row of seats the moment we boarded, people looked at me strangely and I could hear a few comments from the adjacent rows. Covid-19 wasn’t even the moniker, yet, for this virus that has rocked the world, we flew in peace, not even a bump of turbulence.

Snapshots: The Endless Path

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Just a quick snapshot from an adventure I took away from the emerald coastlines of Sardinia, Italy. There is nothing more I love than to venture into the heart and under the shadows to discover the real Sardinia, because it’s only there, where you can find an endless path that takes you to amazing places.

Where is your next adventure?

The Smurf House of Tempio Pausania

Did you know – that there is a small smurf house nestled in the valley at Monte Pulchiana in the province of Tempio Pausania? I didn’t either until a wonderful outdoor excursion brought me there recently. In reality, this granite mass is called a tafone. Tafoni(plural) are small to large cave-like features that develop within the natural face of granite or sandstone. Obviously, someone had the brilliant idea to turn this tafone into a little smurf home. Love it!

Otherwise known (in Sardinia) as The Smurf House or Casa dei Puffi. This smurf house sits on private property and you cannot access it without permission from the owners, and from what I’ve been told, this little house is used as a farmer’s shed. You can drive by the property to see this house, however, there are many ‘do not enter’ signs on the gate. This day the gate was open and I took a quick chance and stepped onto the property to grab a quick photo.

If I could, I would love to live in a little house like this. What about you?

Snapshots: Reminiscing about Cagliari, Sardinia

It was a whirlwind twenty-four hours at Cagliari this past fall, and I still can’t get this Mediterranean island city out of my mind. She’s jam-packed with events, spectacular beaches, wineries and local events that could keep me busy for a lifetime. I met a dear friend for an afternoon coffee and he showed me around this magnificent city by the sea.

He graciously pointed out areas of the city that had witnessed war, and buildings that still today suffer from the age-old conflict. I shall never forget those splendid hours in this city and my heart is calling to her. I will return, I shall return. Thank you, Cagliari for being the island city that this city-girl needs every once in a while.