Welcome to Traverse Blog!

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Launched in 2015 as a resource for millennials looking to maximize their limited time off, Traverse Blog empowers young travelers to experience food & travel adventures at home and abroad through thorough and thoughtful planning. I spend most of my days in an office setting working as a program manager for Greenheart Travel so I intimately understand the struggle of always dreaming about your next day off. Despite having limited vacation time, I am committed to integrating travel into every aspect of my life.

My mission? To show young working professionals — like you! — that it is possible to create a travel filled life regardless of where you’re at in your life or career. I will help you achieve that lofty goal through my helpful travel resources, sample itineraries (perfect for people with 2 weeks of vacation time) and detailed planning tips!

Whether you’re new to traveling or have lots of experience, this blog is a space to help you plan a little more effectively, thoughtfully and responsibly.

  

Traverse Blog’s Values

This blog features a mixture of my personal travel stories as well as practical how-to and planning advice from over 15 years of international travel experience. I highlight the joys (and challenges) of travel with a strong emphasis on meaningful experiences, sustainable food, socially responsible activities, and cultural highlights.

One of my core beliefs is that travel writing should reflect what travel is really like — entertaining, challenging, eye-opening, and awe-inspiring — so you can expect me to be honest about the things I love and don’t love about traveling.

I believe that people who travel are more tolerant, respectful and open-minded because of their choice to see and experience things that are different from them. I myself am a product of this experiential, culturally immersed learning and I will forever be a supporter of learning from the world around you.

 

About the Author — Megan Arzbaecher

I am a travel and food obsessed Midwesterner living in Chicago and dreaming of the world. At only 27 years old, I am lucky to have traveled quite a bit — 6 continents, 44 countries and countless cities. Since I was young, I’ve had a sense of adventure and desire to explore the world. And now as an adult, I am a full-fledged travel junkie!

I am passionate about responsible travel, meeting new people, and creating unique memories. One of the things I love most about traveling (and just life in general) is trying new food. I believe that food unites people around the world and is a universal way for humans to express their individual culture and identity.

You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with my latest travel adventures!

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