By Country

Here, in alphabetical order, are the countries I’ve visited and written about on Soulshine Traveler with links to the corresponding blog posts.



San Pedro de Atacama and Salta

Lost in Buenos Aires

Iguazu Falls, or the time that BearPigThing stole my lunch


Frenetic La Paz

Bolivia:  Moonscapes and Salty Dreams

Potosi Silver Mines: Descent into the Underworld

Bolivian Interlude


San Pedro de Atacama and Salta


First Impressions of Cartagena

A Colombian Quinceañera

Caribbean beaches trump super-powered mosquitoes and bad dancing

Full moons and magic nights

A walk through the Old City

¡Quien lo vive, es quien lo goza! (Carnaval de Barranquilla)

Goodbye to my Quotidian Colombian Life

Back on the Map

Paradise in Parque Tayrona

Las Olimpiadas have begun!

No Orine Aquí

A Night Out in Getsemani

A Series of  (un)Remarkable Events

A Taste of Cartagena (or, How I Outgrew My Entire Wardrobe)

Piso Saludable: Foundations for Success


Czech Republic

How could I forget about Prague?



Paris Highlights

Arrival and Versailles

Paris Sightings

Beautiful Old Tbilisi


First Days in Tbilisi

Winter’s Last Gasp in Old Tbilisi

Honoring Women’s Day in Georgia

A glimpse of Armenia

Vardzia Cave Monasteries

“Stalin pooped here”


How to Survive a Supra

Struggling to be Hopeful

Flower children in Kakheti

Megi in Kazbegi

Shashlik for four, please

My Georgian 4th of July

InstaGeorgia: Kakheti Edition

Carpet Shopping

Autumn in a Flash

Harvest in Satemo


The Grayest City

Abkhazian Khachapuri, and baking away my feelings

Georgian Cuisine All-Star Team

Dinner in Athens


Nudges from Greece


Ireland and Northern Ireland

Feelin’ Lucky

April in Ireland: My Return to Glenbeigh

April in Ireland: Giant’s Causeway

My Belfast Love Story

Armenian pottery. I want to buy everything in this store.


In Jerusalem

Roadtripping Israel Part אחד: The Dead Sea

Roadtripping Israel Part שנים: Tiberias to Caesarea


First Impressions of Lima

Caracoles, Pichi, y Plantas

Villa El Salvador: A Self-Managed Experiment in Peaceful Development

Miraflores High Life

Thoughts on working with children

I Know What You Did Last Weekend: A Punta Sal Adventure

Leaving Lima

First Class Ticket to Cusco

The Inka Trail Trek:  4 Days, 3 Nights of High-Altitude Fun, Part 1

The Inka Trail Trek:  4 Days, 3 Nights of High-Altitude Fun, Part 2



Victory Day in Yaroslavl

Beauty in Yaroslavl, of the expected and unexpected sort

I’ve found my soul mate

Moscow Night Ride

Happy City Day, Yaroslavl!

Taste the Rainbow:  GUM and St. Basil’s

Close encounters

Beaten at the Banya

Smiles, if nothing else

Reflecting in Russia

Back in time in Vyatskoye and Rostov

St. Petersburg


Springtime in Geneva



Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Turkish Aesthetics

United States

Playtime in North Carolina

Dodging balls in Austin

“And you are from Aleppo”

Twins, Northward Bound


  1. kimandpink

    Really happy that I found your blog. I hope to visit more of South America like you. I’ve only been to Peru and it was amazing!

  2. Great blog and great pictures. Very inspiring for my family. Our family is going to Finland to study at the University of Helsinki starting in August – six of us total. Thanks for sharing.

    • So glad to hear you are planning a trip to Georgia, ddcamproger! And you picked the best time to do it. Summer in Georgia is just spectacular. I do have tons of tips, probably more than you’d care to hear, and I’ll be happy to share them with you!

      Actually I am heading home to the States to take a breather soon and I’m planning to write a whole series of posts on Georgia that I failed to do in my past year here, so stay tuned. I will also be sure to check out your blog (my French is decent, so I think I will understand some!).

      Also, if you have any specific questions, please email me at Have fun planning the trip!

  3. Hi Meghan, I read through some of your posts and I thought they were really good! You’re incredibly lucky to be able to travel so much. I hope to do the same in the near future, but I’ll be honest and admit that I’m concerned about the costs for traveling to so many places. Could you share with me just how you finance your trips to these many places? It’ll be really great if I could get a reply/email from you 🙂 Thank you so much, I hope you’re doing well!

  4. Stumbled across your blog and absolutely blown away by it. Love what you have done with your life and the direction you’ve taken. I studied Russian at school and visited Moscow and St Petersburg. Would love to visit Georgia, though I haven’t spoken any Russian for about 10 years.
    Was in Argentina and Brazil last year and loved Iguazu Falls. Going through your pictures is bringing back lots of memories. Met loads of people who did Peru, Chile, Bolivia – they are definitely on my hit list.

  5. You are my hero! It’s so brave to leave a job and go travel, but at the same time it must be so rewarding. Our stories are somewhat similar, but I left my job for totally different reasons. Regardless, traveling is my passion and I absolutely love your blog!

  6. Jacki Holmes

    Megan thank you so much for your wonderful blog, I really enjoy reading it very entertaining and the photographs are wonderful. I love to travel, i have done a little this summer, but poor health prevents me from doing the adventurous stuff. Thank you for showing us the world through your eyes.

  7. Wow!! That is one long list!! Its been my dream to travel around the world like u!! But i’m still stuck in the university, doing my undergrads. Till then, let me just tag along with you on this blog!! Thank you!! And love the blog you have here!! 🙂

  8. Jennifer Vidal, an unedited writer

    I want money to travel or time to read your blog…. I will have to settle for time 🙂 Great pictures, great stories, great blog!

    • Haha Jennifer, I can’t tell you how long I spent reading travel blogs before I finally decided to quit my job and go. I would spend hours reading them, looking at pictures, and dreaming. I think the dreaming was really the foundation for the courage to jump into the unknown. So, keep dreaming!

  9. Alyssa Kronlund

    Your writing is inspirational!

    I hope you will continue to travel and write. There are few travel bloggers out there that can paint a beautiful picture with their words like you. Where to next?

    • Ahh Charlotte, Helsinki was initially in my plans, but I recently decided to head home a little earlier than expected. I have exciting reasons though, which I’ll share later. 😉 I will definitely make it to Helsinki eventually! Thanks!

  10. I’ve always wanted to volunteer abroad so your blog really helped, you seem like an amazing person and will be looking foward to reading your blog.

    • That’s awesome, Amy, thank you! I hope you get a chance to volunteer abroad sometime. It’s a rewarding and fun experience, and most of all, I’ve learned more than I ever could have in a classroom.

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