About The Blog & The Voice Behind It

Traveling Nine to Fiver’s mission is to encourage others to make travel a part of their lives and get people out of their comfort zones.

The world is a massive place filled with countless opportunities, people. cultures, food, beliefs, sights, and so much more. Unfortunately, most of us don’t take the time to break out of our tiny corners of the world. And sadly, as a whole, the world suffers from this.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
~ Mark Twain

Traveling Nine to Fiver aims to get more people traveling by focusing on how you don’t need to quit your job to be a traveler.

This blog encourages young professionals to look beyond the limitations that can come with a full-time job. To fit travel into their lives with making the most of their vacation time, extending work trips, taking weekend getaways, day trips, and exploring their own backyard with a new eye.

To get you started on the blog check out:

Top Travel Resources to help you plan any trip ahead of you.

A checklist of everything you need to know for planning your next international trip.

The growing list of city guides and best things to do from California to Bali! 

Check out the destination categories to help you plan a trip to a specific location.

Plan a budget weekend getaway with these tricks. 

The Voice Behind the Writing

In 2015, I launched Traveling Nine to Fiver. After five years in the nine to five world, I realized I wanted more than just my traditional job, but that didn’t mean I wanted to quit it. I dreamed of finding a balance as a full-time professional and part-time traveler.

And I’ve done just that!Looking for a unique, relaxing and inspiring place to stay in Puerto Rico. This is best place on the island.

I live in Northern California, which is why you find a lot of West Coast and California stories here. I spend my nine to five hours working in communications and events for a  trade association. During my evenings, weekends, and vacation days I travel and write about it.

In 2016, I spent 88 days on the road. From a two week trip to overnight getaways, I was able to spend a quarter of my year on the road and that doesn’t include any day trips. Since starting my Traveling Nine to Fiver journey I’ve checked off a handful of bucket list items and added a few new ones. Plan your trip to Bali, Indonesia with this list of best activities, things to do, places to stay, and where to eat.

On top of the travel that has come from this adventure, I’ve been able to reach out and encourage others to make traveling a part of their lives. On Traveling Nine to Fiver alone we’ve had over 200,000 individuals visit in the first two years of the site.

Now into my thirties, a decade I’m excited for, I’m continuing to find my balance as a traveler, writer, and professional. Thank you for following me along on this journey.The best thing to do in the bay area. Go sailing on the San Francisco Bay. A bucket list item, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Additional Places to Find Megan’s Writing

Huffington Post
Hello Giggles
USA Today Travel
52 Perfect Days
Girls on the Grid
Pink Pangea