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TRAVELING ALONE; BEING SINGLE

TRAVELING ALONE; BEING SINGLE

As a child, the dream I had for myself included a loving husband, obedient children, and a home to sleep in at night. For the longest time, I depended on this false reality that I NEEDED this dream to become true in order to be happy. Consequently, The path I chose...

MY FIRST 24 HOURS IN HAWAII; PICTURES INCLUDED

MY FIRST 24 HOURS IN HAWAII; PICTURES INCLUDED

Hawaii is one of the top travel destinations for people. Who wouldn’t want to lounge around all day with a view of the blue ocean? The islands themselves are small compared to the number of people who visit. Resorts are built yearly and locals cater more and more to...

TAKING A BREAK FROM TRAVELING FULL-TIME

TAKING A BREAK FROM TRAVELING FULL-TIME

Here’s the thing. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do, where to go, or who to be with. There are the small decisions for the present and the huge choices for the future. And I know nothing. So, what am I supposed to do? For the past 4 months I’ve been...

HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR TRAVEL; 5 TIPS

HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR TRAVEL; 5 TIPS

(Anxiety I felt on the Greyhound bus traveling to my first hostel) "Am I prepared enough? If I stay on the bus long enough will it turn around and take me home? Why the heck am I going to live in a hostel anyway? What am I going to do in San Luis Obispo? Maybe I...

AFFORD TO TRAVEL FULL-TIME; HOW I DO IT

AFFORD TO TRAVEL FULL-TIME; HOW I DO IT

I've heard it all. "How do you pay for everything?" "Is somebody sponsoring you?" "How much does it actually cost?" "I wish I could be young and escape responsibilities." "You must be rich." Here's how I afford to travel full-time. At the age of 15, I stumbled upon...

RESUME DESIGNED FOR TRAVELING

RESUME DESIGNED FOR TRAVELING

If you find yourself in an unfamiliar city, what can you rely on to find a job? My answer - a good resume. With a well-written resume, you can go into any workplace and present yourself with confidence! If you didn’t already know, confidence is vital to finding a job....

SURVIVING A HURRICANE IN TEXAS

SURVIVING A HURRICANE IN TEXAS

*full disclosure: The only danger I was in was dying of boredom from being locked in a hostel for 5 days. On August 25th Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas. Storms were never my "thing" growing up. Ever since watching the movie Twister in 2002...

HIKING BISHOP’S PEAK IN SAN LUIS OBISPO

HIKING BISHOP’S PEAK IN SAN LUIS OBISPO

Bishop’s Peak is the highest peak in San Luis Obispo. While hiking up this mountain you can find wildflowers, pass a friendly jogger, and see rock-climbers scaling a wall at the base of the mountain. There are multiple trails to reach the peak, and depending on your...

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Hi! I’m Merely Melina. I started this blog in early 2017 in order to share my travel stories, fashion statements, and food cravings. Currently, I’m spending my hours writing articles and traveling around the world at any opportunity presented. Not only am I self-supported, but I love what I do, and it’s my goal to see your dreams come true. So, join the family and follow along as we learn how life works and do what we can to make it better.

Till Next Time,

Merely Melina

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