About Meg Travels

Welcome to Meg Travels.

My earliest travel adventures were family car trips to visit relatives.  My first question was always, “Are we there yet?” as we were pulling out of the driveway.

I’m from Lexington, Massachusetts, where there were people from around the world visiting and asking for directions to historic areas in town.  I wondered what was so interesting about my hometown.  But I did like finding out where these visitors were from.

In high school I had the opportunity to visit Lexington’s sister city, Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, on an exchange program.  This trip was important because I realized that I should learn some of the language of the place I was visiting to be able to communicate with people there.  Because of this I studied Spanish in high school and college, as well as German in college.  I also took French classes beginning in the third grade through high school.  Recently I learned some Italian using language tapes and podcasts.  And today I can say basic sentences in all these languages.

So now I’ve had the opportunity to travel.  For me, planning and researching a trip is (almost) as exciting at the trip itself.  I also like to learn about the place that I’m visiting ahead of time in order to be an informed traveler.  Being able to write about my travel experiences helps me remember all the things that I like about travel.

 

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239 thoughts on “About Meg Travels

  1. Thank you for stopping by our blog, Meg. It prompted me to return the interest, and I must say that I am impressed. You truly are well-traveled! And it sounds like you’re always ready to jet-away for another adventure. Very special! :-) Debra

  2. I just wanted to stop by, tell you how much I’m enjoying getting to know you through your posts, and thank you for “liking” my recent post, Resolutions. I’ll look forward to reading you often.

  3. Thanks for checking out found in france. I am glad you enjoyed some of the posts. Perhaps next time you visit, you can come down to the south of France.

    I am enjoying your site and do understand your love of travel. I have it myself. While I write about France on that blog, my other one is poetry, photos, and musings which allows me to show photos and more from some of the other places I have visited. (poetryphotosandmusingsohmy.wordpress.com)

    Bon Voyage!

  4. Thanks for the thumb’s up on my post today. I appreciate your visit. I, too, love to travel, but, since I’m a pooch, I have to rely on my peeps to pack for me. They usually do a good job. I wish I could have traveled with them to Venice, Paris, Madrid, Seville and Bermuda when They went a while ago, but, I can’t. Maybe one day.

    Thanks again for visiting lil ‘ole moi.

    Arooo, Stuart

  5. Hi Meg….you visited my cat Sam’s blog today and I just wanted to thank you for that and to say I enjoyed reading about your travel adventures here. My husband and I have visited many of the spots you have and we have been to many of the places you’ve visited in your travel adventuring. Happy travels and I’m sure I’ll be back (here on your blog AND in Europe again!).

    Pam (and Sammy the cat)

  6. Hi Meg, via Sam of Two Black Dogs I got to know your blog and am very happy that I did….Very nice blog! Especially your travels to Italy interest me! I can’t wait to read some more :)

    • Thank you so much for the honor of being nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! I really appreciate it. Congratulations to you too. And a speedy recovery to you also :)

  7. thanks for the ‘like’ about my chickadee blog. How great that you love to travel? Ever been to Toronto or Ottawa, Ontario?

  8. Hello Meg, thanks for visitng The Naturephile and clicking the Like button.

    You’ve got some fine photographs here of places I’ve visited (Prague, Paris etc) and a good few more that I’d like to visit. I think it’s admirable that you learn the languages, it really enhances the whole travelling experience. Good skills!

  9. Thanks so much for the likes on my Photo Garden series. Since your first visit, I visit you again and again…your travel photos are an inspiration! I’ve oft looked into becoming a Travel Writer just so I could see some of the things you see…what a joy this part of your life must be! I look forward to the photos of your upcoming trip to Italy. Who knows…we’ve only been married 30 years, maybe #35 or #40 will qualify me for a trip of a lifetime! If so, I will definitely use your travel tips.
    Rhonda

    • I really enjoyed your Photo Garden series! I’m so glad you’re getting ideas for your trip of a lifetime and your kind comments mean a lot to me. I do love to travel and share pictures and stories. And I’ll be visiting your blog often, too :)

  10. Hi Meg,
    I wanted to thank you for stopping by my Blog, Travelwithscott. I am new to WordPress, but not new to blogging. However this WordPress has a learning curve for sure, it’s been fun putting it together. I’ve read a few of your posts and have now bookmarked your blog, I am looking forward to reading more of your experiences.

    thanks again for stopping by.

    Scott

  11. Hi Meg, thanks a lot for stopping by my blog and the like! You have traveled a LOT! And it’s great to read about it! Your Travel to-do list is so very true, and for me there’s another factor that’s there before ‘have fun’ and after ‘set alarm’ – stress. Haha! Cheers!

    • Thanks! And I agree with you about the stress – I’m always relieved when I hear the alarm go off because I know that I woke up in time… I really like your blog, too!

  12. I clicked on over from Backyard Provence and really like what I see. I love to travel too–my mom claims I was born with a passport. I’ll stop by now and again to see what you’re up to and where you’re going.

  13. thanks meg, for stopping by and liking my post. as you must have seen, i am just a starter. I am subscribing to your blog. You seem to have travelled a lot, i love to travel too. Best wishes, regards/Amit

    • Your list of things to do on a long flight was very good! I’m looking forward to reading your blog, too. I just keep adding to my list of places I’d like to visit :)

    • Thank you for visiting my blog too! I really enjoyed your post – to learn French, go sightseeing and eat chocolate sounds wonderful. I’ll be checking in on your adventures :)

  14. greetings from North Wales (UK)…and thanks for liking one of my posts :) I see you’ve been to Austria (I work for an Austrian company), England (we’re not that far from Chester) and Germany (I am German born, Guten Abend :)), but not to Wales???? You’ll have to come to climb Snowdon!!! ;)
    Mrs B

    • Hi! I actually have been to Wales once – to Tintern, where I saw the Abbey. I’d definitely like to see Snowdon, but I’d probably take the train as opposed to climbing! And I’m enjoying your trip to France – it sounds like you’re having fun!

  15. I totally agree about the planning being almost as fun as traveling! I live right by Lexington too! There are so many great historic places in the Boston area. Great blog you have here =)

  16. Thank you so much for coming to follow my blog. I have been following you for some time……you see I am also The Tin Man from Tales and Travels of The Tin Man. I love your travels, photos and posts.

    • Well I’m a fan of both of your blogs! This is great because now I can keep up with your traveling – and recipes – too. And I have to say the Tin Man is my favorite character from Oz because he was so kind… :)

  17. I think you are creating a most wonderful blog!…I will wander around and enjoy more of it. Thank you so very much for following me and my adventures even if my language is not your language! Even if you are a woman of many languages – not many can speak mine…

  18. oh yes, I meant to also say that I too love the planning almost as much as the traveling. We’re hoping to visit Spain again in 2015 and I’ve already begun planning that trip :)

  19. Thanks for liking my Blog on the Hong Kong Museum of Arts exhibits. You have a lovely Blog and beautiful photography about your travels. I’ll be back, and drop by my Blog again!

  20. Hi Meg! MErry Christmas and Happy New Year..thank you for leaving a like in my blog. I am beginning to see the world in your site.

  21. I´m glad that i stumbled in to your blog ! I like to read about travel adventures . And you are great photgrapher . I think that i´m gonna learn much from reading your blog ! // Maria

  22. Hi Meg – thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my “Travel theme: peaceful post”. You have a very nice blog and I see you just went to two of my bucket list countries – Spain & France!

  23. Thanks for coming over and liking my ownblog. Looks like you have yet to take on Ireland on your travels. Aren’t there just so many places to go? Endless opportunities. Just keep having fun travelling, MM 🍀

  24. Thanks for visiting and liking my blog. After spending 5 months in Oaxaca, Mexico, it has been a challenge for me to become inspired to write about my hometown in Alaska. These two places are almost total opposites. I’m trying to view life here in Alaska through the eyes of a visitor and to look for the things that are interesting for me when I am the traveler. These photo challenges help a lot!
    You have many wonderful photos, and I will take time to look through more of your blog.
    Thanks again.

    • You’re welcome! I’m glad I found your blog – it’s really interesting and I like learning more about Alaska. It must be fun for you to look at things the way a visitor would… :)

  25. I’m glad you liked the humorous wood carving. Bears, eagles, and moose seem to be the main subjects for just about every kind of artwork. I know that art often reflects the surroundings of the artist, and I really enjoy art displays of any kind when I am in other towns or countries because it shows me what is important to the people there. But here? Sometimes I think that if I see one more photo, painting, or carving of a cute moose or a bear catching a salmon, I’ll scream!
    So yesterday I saw a moose cow with two calves and of course I stopped to photograph them! Some things never cease to be special, no matter how many times we see them. It’s a funny thing.

  26. Meg, thanks so much for coming over to my humble wee blog and liking the post ‘Competition on the Roof’. Hopefully there is plenty more for you there so come back soon. I like your ethos on travelling and being a huge Lisbon Fan I am particularly pleased to see a panoramic of this city at the top of this page. A follow for you, MM 🍀

  27. Hi Meg just having a potter around your blog, and I’m with you on enjoying planning a trip! Have recently been to Southern Italy and had quite a bit of fun wit researching, and a fantastic few days as a result! Thanks for liking my Lingering Look at Windows post, images from the trip just mentioned…

  28. Hi Meg, we just found your blog today and have enjoyed a few posts so far on your home page. Looking forward to reading some more. You’ve been to loads of places! :)

  29. I went through your blog and I loved it. You have gained another fan here. I love travelling too and wish to travel more this year. Travel gives me something which anything else cannot. I wish you more happy journeys.

  30. Absolutely – the planning and research is as good as the trip! It helps build up the excitement … but at the same time, don’t plan and research too much – there needs to be an element of surprise!!! Look forward to exploring more of your blog :-)

  31. Hi Meg. Thank you very much for visiting my blog as it led me to your world of traveling. Looks like we have been bitten by the same bug that is called travel bug. Glad to be following you on your adventure.

    Cheers
    Aanchal

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