Megan Stetzel

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Responsible Travel: Yes, You Can Do Something!

By Megan Stetzel | August 24, 2017

This is the second installment of my responsible travel initiative that was spearheaded by a recent visit to Portland to stay with Hostelling International’s Portland Hawthorne location and attend their Global Goals Fair. You can read the first installment here. Sustainable travel is something I really want all travelers to be more conscious about. We […]

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Best Carry On Luggage: Because Backpacking Isn’t Forever

By Megan Stetzel | August 10, 2017

It has happened. I’ve finally gotten to the point in my life where a backpack is not my preferred way to pack my belongings when traveling and may not be the best carry on luggage option out there. Eventually, I guess we all get to that stage of the game. I’m not saying that there […]

#PackYourImpact + Travel More Sustainably

By Megan Stetzel | July 28, 2017

Let’s get real here for a second and talk about something that should certainly be on everyone’s radar more than it is as travelers of the world. We are people that see nooks and crannies of the world that many wouldn’t dare venture into, that many can’t even fathom exist. We are the spokespeople for […]

The Challenges of Traveling with Food Allergies

By Megan Stetzel | June 23, 2017

Heeeeeey, it’s been awhile since I’ve been motivated to write some narrative about my travels, sorry about that! I was recently at a travel conference in Milwaukee (holla Milwaukee!!) and I was bluntly reminded of why I started a travel blog in the first place, so I wanted to share the story and then some […]

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Guide to Milwaukee Hotels and Beyond

By Megan Stetzel | May 18, 2017

I recently traveled to Milwaukee for the Women in Travel Summit. (If you’re a badass lady traveler or love supporting fearless females, you should consider attending next year’s WITS in Quebec!) This wasn’t my first time in Milwaukee, and I’m sure it won’t be my last. To help you plan your next trip to Milwaukee […]

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The Best Travel Backpack for Your Next Adventure

By Megan Stetzel | May 4, 2017

I recently had a friend ask me for suggestions for a backpack for her move to Southeast Asia coming up. I spent a year living in Bangkok, Thailand myself and have spent ample time backpacking around the world and have learned what goes into picking the best travel backpack out there. There are a couple […]

Best Coffee Shops & Cafes To Work From In London

By Megan Stetzel | April 4, 2017

I’ve been happily living in cold, chilly, and downright frost-bite inducing London for the past couple months. I also happen to work entirely remotely. And as cute as my apartment is, I am not one who can get work done whilst laying on the couch.   I prefer one of the other three ‘C’s instead: Coffee […]


By Megan Stetzel | March 13, 2017

In my traveling life and the path that has led me to where I am today, working fully location independently while seeing the world, there was definitely a turning point for me. On a whim, I purchased a ticket to the Women in Travel Summit in Boston in 2014. I had done a little traveling […]

Why Megan Didn’t Wait to See the World

By Megan Stetzel | March 1, 2017

Hi Why Wait World! Welcome to the rebrand and reincarnation of! As Steph has so lovingly put it, we are in this together from now on, so I wanted to introduce my story to you and why I didn’t wait to see the world!  -Megan Now, I wasn’t born into a traveling family. In fact, […]

Slovenia, the Local Way

By Megan Stetzel | January 23, 2017

A cool little trend that has been popping up in pretty much every facet of our lives is this concept of ‘local’. It has expanded far out of the grocery store aisles and has saturated itself in the travel realm more and more as the years go on. Gone are the days of dreaming of […]

Why You Should Visit Kyrgyzstan

By Megan Stetzel | January 12, 2017

I’ve touched on my travels around Kyrgyzstan and the awesome food scene in the country but I wanted to get down to the nitty gritty of what it was really like in Kyrgyzstan and why you should visit! To Go Trekking Much of Central Asia is a trekker’s dream. For an out of shape girl […]

A Guide to Bordeaux, France’s Most Famous Wine Region

By Megan Stetzel | January 5, 2017

Nestled in the South of France-ish, about a 2-hour drive from the iconic Basque Country is the beautiful wine region of Bordeaux.  At least that’s all I thought it was prior to arriving in this bustling metropolis. Yeah, I said metropolis. I wound up spending nearly 4 weeks exploring the delicious alleys and bustling squares […]