Hi there! I’m Mel, a California native with a fiery passion for experiencing as much of this big beautiful world as possible. I was born and raised in sunny Surf City USA, and received my BS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. My passion of healing through food and the desire to help others led me to my job as a health and wellness coach. I work remotely for a digital health company, where communication with my clients is done virtually. This has enabled me to create a location independent lifestyle and incorporate my passion for travel. Thus far, I have called Australia, Bali, and Guatemala my longer term “homes” and they each hold a very special place in my heart. Traveling solo has taught me more about myself than I ever could have imagined. It has shown me the person I want to be and has helped me appreciate what is most important in life.
Since being on the road, I have realized that there is more to traveling than ticking things off of a list. I am now on a journey to make my traveling more impactful, in order to protect and respect our beautiful planet and the communities we are visiting. I am thankful to be a part of the Go Travel and Talk community where these opportunities are being made more accessible. Traveling has fueled my soul in more ways than one, and I am so excited to continue to share, inspire, and help others leave their comfort zones and see all that this world has to offer.