Hello! My name is Mel(issa) and I run this rambling blog of travel and jumbled thoughts. I started this blog to document my adventure of leaving my old life behind in search of a new one. I am brutally honest, always talking and have no idea what I am doing. I am an amateur photographer and artist, you can check out my work via the links at the top.

My blog, Walkabout Wonder, came from somewhere in my head. I probably read The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Wild a few too many times and once I got it in my head I couldn’t get it out. I would love to just throw caution to the wind and run out my door with my backpack and no plan, but Clif bars don't grow on trees and I hate being cold and wet. Instead I will be doing a mix of camping, Air B&B and couch surfing when I'm feeling brave. I feel the blog name kind of pins down what I am doing, which is wandering around alone and thinking aka wondering. Exciting stuff, I know.

Things I Like: Mostly cats. Food, sunshine, the mountains, animals, talking, napping, music, and making jokes I find hilarious are alright too.

Things I Detest: Being cold, being wet, being hungry. Basically wrap me in a warm blanket and feed me burritos to keep me happy. And keep those conniving asshole spiders the hell away from me. 

My blog is hosted on Squarespace and all photos & art are mine unless otherwise stated.

Don't try and steal my art/photographs/intellectual property. I don't have a job right now, so I have time to hunt you down.