Where My Journey Began

Where it all began for me was on a school trip in year 7 when I was 12. My parents saved up to send me to Japan. Coming from a very Aussie background, Japan was an interesting first choice as I wouldn’t eat much of the food. After dining in a real sushi restaurant I was completely freaked out so my lovely host family gave me candy version of sushi!

It was an amazing experience and that is when I caught the travel bug.

Japan, the first time.
Enjoying a family dinner with my host.


Author: Melanie Birch-Inwood

The question is not 'where have I been' but 'where haven't I been'. I can guarantee if I haven't been, it's on the list! I am an Aussie who loves to travel and I have currently been to 64 countries over 6 continents with no plans on slowing down anytime soon. I have even undertaken 2 study abroad experiences, a semester in North Carolina at Appalachian State University and two weeks in Tokyo at Seisen University. Also cruised 24 times, so far. Join me as I share my experiences, tips and reviews of all things travel and foreign.

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