What You Should Know Before You Visit Machu Picchu

So you want to visit Machu Picchu. After all, it's one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Let me guess: You want to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu? You want to stand in front of the ruins and take an amazing photo with no one else on the mountain behind you?...

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How to Sleep in an Airport Overnight Like a Pro

As I write the first draft of this blog post, I am preparing to sleep in an airport overnight. This is not my first time to sleep in an airport overnight, no sir, it is my third. However, this time was not planned (I am a little bitter, yes). Perhaps you can relate to...

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The Secret to Traveling more when you have a 9-5 Job

When people ask me about my secret to traveling more despite having a regular 9-5 job, my main answer is this: I prioritize. I've made travel my main focus and end goal of almost everything I do. Now let me clear a few things up before I lose you: I don't have a ton...

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Six Reasons to Travel Solo at Least Once

There are a million solo travel bloggers out there who will tell you the same thing…Solo travel is great! Everyone should try it for the benefits! You never have to wait until someone else is free to go with you! You get the chance to meet new people! You get the...

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Visitor’s Guide to Stockholm, Sweden

With five days in Stockholm, there's a lot you can do. For instance, walking through 13th century Gamla Stan, enjoying fika (the Swedish version of coffee break with friends), and trying all the Swedish foods and desserts. Of everything I did, this is a list of my...

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Stockholm: What to Know Before You Go

When I told my friends and colleagues I was going to Sweden for vacation (during winter no less) the first question asked was, "Why?" As a traveler, this seems like a silly question to me. Why not Sweden? Typically I enjoy going to places I know very little about....

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How I finished Whole30: Weeks 3-4

I made it! Yes, siree Bob. I ate the Whole30 way for a whole month with no slipups. ...Except maybe eating meat with a "naughty" ingredient in it here or there, accidentally. I don't think it would be fair to start all over again, since those times were honest...

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making the most of travel
with a full-time job

I love to travel. Surprise! And I bet you do, too. No, I’m not a digital nomad, I work full-time in an office and drink coffee from an industrial coffee maker five days a week. The good part? I still manage to travel often. 

Melissa Bitz

Melissa Bitz

Hi! I’m a non-nomadic travel blogger from the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2014 I’ve learned to travel regularly with a full time job. Follow me on my travels, and learn how you can do the same! [Read more]