When I was 16 years old, I wrote myself a letter encouraging my adult-self to take an extended trip around the world. And though I briefly toured Europe in 2015, I felt that I left unfinished business when I boarded that flight home. I craved the growth, the experience, and most importantly, the food.
But upon my return from Europe, I was only left with empty pockets and a heavy heart. I knew that corporate America was calling my name. Or maybe that was just the bill collectors calling…
After working at a corporate job for 16 months (with a company that I truly loved working for – how lucky), my bank account and my backpack were ready for another adventure. I’m keeping my promise to my 16-year-old self.
So here I stand – on the precipice of something new and exciting. Taking the next year of my life to chase summer across 5 continents in search of courage and culture.
The Continents I’ll Visit:
- North America
- South America
I want to encourage those who feel exasperated and exhausted. Those who feel defeated watching travel bloggers jet set across the globe like it’s the easiest thing to do.
I’m here to tell you – I’m nothin’ fancy, and I did it. And if I can, you can.
That’s not to say that you won’t have to make sacrifices. To help save money, I refused to buy a car and biked/bused to work almost every single day (roughly 369 round trips). Through 20 degree weather, 110 degree weather, biking accidents, and countless bruises, I learned a lot about self-discipline and perseverance. I learned about my priorities.
But the rewards vastly outweigh the sacrifices.
As I board that one way flight, I would love to share my journey with you. Revealing the highs and lows of what solo travel is really like. Sharing my observations, encounters, lessons learned, and again most importantly, the food I ate.
So come with me! I’d love the company.
With love, Meagan.
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