About The Authors

Rebecca – 26. Columbus, OH
Hi everyone! I am a 2020 graduate from THE Ohio State University with a degree in 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. Some of my other interests include working out, painting, gardening, 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 had the opportunity to work for an airline as an engineering co-op, and the benefits allowed me to explore so many new areas of the world I never thought I would have the chance to see. Let’s just say that itch to travel still runs deep in my veins! I look forward to sharing my experiences, thoughts, and tips with all of you!

Melanie – 29. 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. We are parents to three pups – Willow, Juniper, and Hazel. And as of January 2021 we are also parents to a tiny human! In my free time I enjoy baking, then working out to negate the calories. Other interests include: backpacking, camping, kayaking, planning, budgeting, gardening, and reading about psychology! In the last few years I have been fortunate enough to take a three month hiatus from nursing to explore the Western United States, and also Honeymoon in Italy!