Jennifer Eremeeva is an American travel, food, and culture writer. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Area Studies from Columbia University, after which she worked in the travel industry in the Former Soviet Union for 20 years, crafting innovative cultural and leisure programs for boutique tour operators and international cruise lines. She also worked in Moscow in the hotel, airline, and financial services sectors before becoming a full-time writer in 2006.
Jennifer is the award-winning writer of a humorous memoir about living in Russia: Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow and a popular primer on Russian history designed for travelers: Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: A Pocket Guide to Russian History. Both books are available for sale in ships’ boutiques, and at library and museum events.
Jennifer is a regular contributor of food, travel, and history features, photographs, and articles to The Moscow Times, Russia’s leading English-language newspaper. She contributes articles and features to AAA Magazine, Fodor’s Travel, USTOA, Russian Life, Elysian, and other publications. She also serves as the in-house travel writer for Alexander + Roberts, a leading American Tour Operator, and a podcast host for The New Books Network.
Jennifer develops and presents compelling lectures on historical and cultural topics for enrichment programs onboard luxury cruise ships, museum speakers’ programs, and library talks. She brings history and culture alive with vibrant PowerPoint Presentations and her own passion for the subjects she covers. As a culinary historian, food writer, and photographer, Jennifer believes that cuisine is an integral part of travel and delights in hosting tables, leading market tours, or sharing cooking demonstrations with guests. She also believes that the job of an onboard lecturer is to be present and available to guests throughout the voyage.
Jennifer consistently receives high evaluation marks from her regular engagements with Viking Ocean Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Azamara.