About The Authors

Rebecca – 25. Columbus, OH
Hi everyone! I am an engineering student at THE Ohio State University studying Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Russian Language. I am a huge aviation fanatic and could spend all day at the airport just watching airplanes…I am also a country music fan and do enjoy Gary Allen’s song “Watching Airplanes”! Some of my other interests include raising the four plants I have in my college bedroom on top of working out, painting, organizing and minimizing the things I own, anything outdoors, and learning how to dance salsa and bachata. Oh, and I get way too excited about food! Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I have relocated across the country multiple times growing up and have become familiar with acclimating to new environments. As a student, I have had the opportunity to work for an airline as an engineering co-op for the past few years. This opportunity has introduced me to so many new areas of the world I never thought I would have the chance to see. I look forward to sharing my experiences, thoughts, and tips with all of you!

Melanie – 28. Cleveland, OH
Hello! I am a 2015 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and a Minor in Psychology. I spent my first few years post-grad in North Carolina working for “the dark blue” university, meeting my husband (Ben), flipping a house, and traveling up and down the East Coast. I have since moved back to the Buckeye State, where Ben and I are both from, and am currently building a new home. We are parents to 3 pups, Willow, Juniper, and Hazel…and we make sure to include them in as many of our outings as possible – because dogs deserve adventures too! In my free time I enjoy baking, then working out to negate the calories. Other interests include: backpacking, camping, kayaking, planning, budgeting, gardening, and looking for more dogs to adopt! Recently, I have been fortunate enough to take a 3 month hiatus from nursing to explore the Western United States, and also Honeymoon in Italy!