Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Melissa! And I arrived at this point through a series of twists and turns, none of which I was ever expecting. But the unexpected paths bring you to the places you need to go.
Over the years, I’ve experienced much personal growth and accomplishment from solo traveling. But, at first, I couldn’t enjoy the solitary time I had with myself. A large part of me was convinced I would have more fun with a partner. Turns out going alone is just what I needed.
At one time or another, we can all find ourselves in a place in our life where it seems everyone else has it figured out. Maybe your best friend just got married. Perhaps your sibling just had a baby. Or, a co-worker just got promoted over you. You may find yourself feeling pretty lost and alone.
When you find yourself at a crossroads, there is no better time to travel by yourself! When I find myself searching for “what’s next”, then I know it’s time to travel.
What’s Special About Me? How Can I Help You?
I started this site for various reasons that all added up to helping women find their way. The first reason is that I just love giving and sharing my discoveries and wins! Sharing the hidden gems of a city with any traveler gives me joy!
This site has various posts from mostly European cities! I specialize in top-notch recommendations for hotels, restaurants, packing tips, and more! I cater mostly to solo female travelers, but everyone can find value in my itinerary posts!
I want to really ENCOURAGE and SUPPORT other single women to explore the world. So what if you don’t have a travel partner!?
As someone who really struggled with the fact that at age 40, I’ve not been married, nor have kids. Both were things that I had desperately wanted in previous years. I have first-hand experience of taking the gifts that life gives and turning them into everything I never knew I wanted.
I believe I can support other women who feel lost and unsure of their future. The Solo Females section is filled with articles highlighting my struggles, how I overcame them, and what amazing things happened.
Where DO I Come From, and Where am I Now?
I grew up in a small town outside of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. I moved away from Boston when I was 23 to live in Los Angeles. After many years living in LA, I returned to Boston briefly, then moved back to LA.
I have a love-hate relationship with Los Angeles, which I would say is pretty common. LA has a lot of reasons to love the city, but just as many to hate the city. Hello, traffic!
In 2012 I decided to wave goodbye to Los Angeles and move up to Seattle, Washington. Seattle is truly an incredible city that I feel so lucky to have lived in.
After 5 years of loving the Pacific Northwest, I longed to live in Europe.
In 2017 I was able to make my dream come true, and I moved to Berlin, Germany. Berlin was my home for three and a half years! In early 2021, I decided it was time to return to the United States and embark on a new adventure.
More is to come for me in the way of where I call home! In 2023 I will return to live in Europe!
Working With Brands
I have been working with brands since 2019 that want to attract female clientele. If you are a brand and are interested in collaborating, please get in touch with me!
You can browse my work with me page or directly book a call to discuss!