Wanderlust Series – Interview with Megan from Traveling Nine to Fiver

In Megan’s own words, “In my nine to five I work in the political world in California, during my evening and weekends I spend my time exploring the West Coast and more. All while encouraging others to join in on the adventures outside of their nine to five.” You can check out her blog at Traveling Nine to Fiver or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

What Place Do You Often Revisit?

The places I revisit most often have to be a tie between Monterey and San Francisco, California.

What is it About This Particular City or Country (s) That Holds a Piece of Your Heart?

San Francisco is my favorite major city and there is constantly more to explore. Monterey is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places I’ve visited.

Bakers Beach Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Is it a Feeling of Trying to Recreate Moments from Visiting the City (Listed Above)?

Please Elaborate; For Instance, in visiting Paris I may try and recreate the moments of getting lost with friends I met through Busabout. I remember we tried to find the Sacre Coeur late at night and upon finding it, we climbed to the top of the steps, sat down and drank from a bottle of wine as well as ate the baguette we brought along with us. Perfect ending to getting lost since we got the best view of the city below us.

For me, I am always torn between revisiting places I’ve loved whether it is activities, hotels and especially restaurants, or trying new places. Monterey is the perfect example, I can happily go through the same routine and be perfectly happy every time, but then you miss out on so much.

In San Francisco it is so easy to have a neighborhood you explore, but the city has so many layers. I’m lucky to be able to visit often so I can rotate between doing our regular routine and trying something new on the next trip.

What Are Your Reasons for Exploring New Cities Over Revisiting the Same One Again and Again?

As much as I love revisiting cities I love, it is even more exciting to fall in love with new cities. I love finding new places and being able to share them with people.

It can be a hard balance between wanting to relax in an old comfortable spot and the experience of finding somewhere new.

In Exploring New Cities; How do You Decide Which Places to Visit?

I’ve got a pretty good bucket list of places to go. I keep writing down the places I want to explore, so when I want to getaway I’ve already got a good amount of inspiration. I try to make sure to check one off for every time I go back and revisit another place.

Do You Want to Visit New Cities Because it Would be a New Experience for You?

Please Elaborate; For Instance, do you visit the Cinque Terre in Italy so that you can walk through all five villages having never experienced it before since this would be your first time visiting them.

My bucket list for the next year is to try and get to Seattle, Nashville and New Orleans. I’ve never been to any of them and each of them has a completely different style to it. If there way one thing that connects them all is how much I want to eat my way through all their cuisines..