travel will change your life

The top 10 ways travel has changed my life Travel will change you. It will change you in subtle ways, and it will change you in dramatic ways. Sometimes it will change you in ways that you don’t fully recognize or even comprehend in the moment, but after some time on the road, you will start to notice these things that seem to magically appear into your reality. After reflecting on over three years of backpacking solo through over 33 countries, I realized that travel has indeed changed…

backpacking, onenomadwoman

After backpacking around the world for the last two years roughly, I feel it is appropriate to share the top 10 reasons I personally think backpacking is totally awesome. Top 10 Reasons Why Backpacking is Totally Awesome 1- You learn to let go. By this I mean it gets easier and easier to detach from “things” and get over leaving that one (and usually only) sweater that you loved so very much back in Munich Germany, or your hiking shoes in Austria, or your make up bag in…

onenomadwoman

Backpacks – One size does not fit all. . . or can go the distance…   Backpacks: Backpacks come in many shapes, styles, weights, capacities and prices. If you are planning to carry a backpack for any extended period of time, it is worth taking the time to choose wisely. I have met several travelers on the road who did not give much thought to this part of their preparation for the trip and were absolutely miserable because of it – and I mean ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE. Choosing the…

Melissa Jennewein

 I have Wanderlust… and I’ve got it baaaad. My name is Melissa.. AKA: Melish, Melicious, That Crazy Girl, Melgyver, and more recently, One Nomad Woman. I am a wanderer, wanderlust pursuer, drifter, seeker of laughter and love, and giver of free hugs.. In October 2012 I donated 98% of my belongings and have been backpacking the world ever since then. I had decided that it was time to chase inspiration, challenge myself, and search for the answers that I am seeking to the secrets of the universe- both…

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So you want to travel the world? To Itinerary or to not itinerary… that is the question. Deciding where you want to go and for how long is naturally part of the process of travel and this article is dedicated to the planning of extended travel, and whether to plan a detailed itinerary – or not and is based solely on my personal experience. When I started my travels, I booked a one way ticket from San Francisco California to Oaxaca Mexico. The intention was to spend some…

travel-tips

Travel Tips Below is a list of some of the travel tips I have learned through my backpacking adventures around the world and I thought they were worth sharing 🙂 DO talk with the locals! Having some basic conversational language practice is a good idea before going to a new country, although many locals speak English around the world (but not everywhere!) and you are likely to run into other travelers who speak many other languages as well. I personally recommend the Pimsleur Language Learning Program as it’s…

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