Is it just me, or does anyone else love the word meander?
Started in 2015, Meanderwithmeg began as a space for me to finally get around to documenting my travels after several years on the road. Whilst it’s fun writing a kind of online diary that I share with my family and friends (hello, Mum!) I quickly realised that I had so much more to say on the topic of travelling itself.
More specifically, I have become obsessed with trying to hone in on exactly how it feels to travel, especially if you are dreaming of or on your first trip.
Because I’m more often than not to be found roaming around solo, my travel perspective is that of the solo traveller. I write a lot of things from the point of view of a female, but if you’re a guy reading this then firstly hi, and secondly, I hope that you won’t be put off as many of the emotions revolving around solo travel translate across the genders.
So, Why Should You Read On?
Are you feeling like there is a part of your soul that is undernourished; thirsty for new cultures, countries and life changing experiences?
Is there a part of you that itches to explore the streets of a foreign city, to wake up to the sounds of a language you do not understand and eat delicious food prepared in a far away kitchen?
Are nervously planning your first solo trip? Have you just embarked on a journey but not sure how it’s supposed to go?
Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place.
I never thought I was one for all the emotions, but it turns out that I am.
I will attempt to put down on paper – if you can say that about the internet? -thoughts, experiences and feelings of a single, twenty-or-thirty-something with a serious case of wanderlust. I’m interested in how it feels to be a solo traveller. How does it feel to travel alone? How does it feel to embark on your trip?
More About Meg a.ka. What Does She Know About Travel?
I’m going to be honest with you; sometimes I suck at travel. Other times I think that I rock, which is pretty cool. With over five years of travel and living abroad under my belt I reckon I’ve got a thing or two I can share with you.
Originally from Reading, England, I quit my desk job in the UK in 2011. I’ve spent the last six years travelling and working abroad. From vacuuming a convention centre in the middle of the night to trying my hand at sheep shearing in the Australian Outback, I’ve been there and done – well, pretty much all of it!
True to my English roots, I drink vast quantities of tea. I love a good blanket and belting out a tune or two in the car (but never the shower). I love skiing, hate sand, but enjoy the beach (go figure).
I can usually be found slinging on my backpack and hoofing it around, staying in hostels and finding cheap places to eat. Sometimes I splurge a little, usually on good food and sweet treats.
I adore a good road trip and have travelled around Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand by campervans and cars. My superhuman power is map reading and I promise to not get us too hopelessly lost.
Dive Right In
To give you a little taster on what you can expect from me (along with an awful lot of blogs about the destinations I visit), why not start by having a look at:
- How Does It Feel When The Home Bird Flies The Nest?
- If Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Then What About Goodbye?
- Why Are We So Awkward With Dining Alone?
- Could You Live Out Of A Backpack For A Year?
- Does Travelling Alone Mean That You’re A Brave Person?
- Is It OK To Have A Lifestyle Rather Than A Career?
- So You Want To Be A Thirty Year Old Backpacker?
- The 5 Stages Of Travelling Solo For The First Time
- Why Solo Female Travel Is More Important Than Ever
- Why I Travel Alone (And Why You Should Too)
Don’t Forget to Say Hello
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Get In Touch
Got a question you’d like me to address on the blog? Want to share your killer road-trip play list with me?
I’m always happy to hear from you, so simply fill out the below form to say hello or drop me an email at: meg(at)meanderwithmeg(dot)com.