My Story

Mackenzie Jervis is a writer currently living in Las Vegas with her husband, son, and daughter.  She writes speculative fiction as well as travel articles, and news pieces, mostly about her experience traveling to over 65 countries.

She has an MFA in Creative Writing and has spent most of her life creating stories around travel, whether fiction, nonfiction, or travel guides.

She runs multiple websites under Snow Monkey Media:

When not writing, Mackenzie can be found exploring wherever she happens to be living, reading, at the gym, out hiking, hunting for stationery or bookstores, or, most likely, getting her kids snacks.

about mackenzie jervis

Travel Experience

Since Mackenzie’s first trip abroad in college (apart from regular drives into Canada from her home in Western New York) she’s been obsessed with travel, finding the best experiences, and exploring everything our world has to offer. She’s visited 65 countries on 6 continents and has lived in 7 US states, Japan, and the Czech Republic.

Favorite Experiences:

  • Climbing Kilimanjaro
  • Taking overnight trains in Russia
  • Learning to SCUBA dive in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Running the Tokyo Marathon
  • Museum hopping in Paris
  • Riding Camels in Morocco with her toddler
  • Exploring Machu Picchu
  • Studying Eastern European Literature in Prague
  • Exploring hot springs in Iceland
  • Drinking tea with locals in Istanbul
  • Climbing Mt. Fuji
  • Working at a hostel in New Zealand
  • Exploring Edinburgh’s literary history
  • Camping at the Grand Canyon