Congrats! You’ve managed to find this little blog about my adventures. The name is Megan. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I started traveling at a young age with my family, but it wasn’t until I studied abroad in Spain that I realized how valuable traveling was. I was able to spend five months in Europe studying, meeting new people, experiencing new ways of life, and changing my perspective on the world. Traveling holds a special place in my heart because I believe that it is the single most important investment we can make for ourselves. Experiencing different cultures and talking to people about our differences gives us a better understanding of the world as a whole. It opens our eyes and our minds to the bigger issues in society, and it educates us about unfamiliar concepts. I have grown more traveling for 6 months than my many years sitting in a classroom.
If you want to know a little more about me, I am a biomedical engineering student who loves singing, dancing, photography, nature, and talking to people. My favorite place to be is outdoors exploring, particularly if I don’t know where I am going (as long as I know it’s safe). I am an adrenaline junky and am willing to try anything once.
Some of my favorite travel memories are my first time visiting Africa (Morocco), swimming with Whale Sharks in Cebu, and exploring my first castle in Ireland. However, my most memorable travel moments have consistently been when I made mistakes or found myself between a rock and a hard place, like when I cried my way out of a ticket in Cinque Terre or got swept out to sea on a paddle-board in Caye Caulker.
I try to incorporate the things I’ve learned abroad into my daily life, and it has changed me for the better. Through my travels, I have learned to find humor or wisdom in every situation, no matter how difficult or inconvenient it might seem at the time. Most importantly, it has taught me that fear is often the only thing holding us back from achieving our full potential. We have to take advantage of our opportunities and let go of the fear of failure or danger. Because no one will achieve your dreams for you.