Hello and welcome! I’m Melanie and I’m so very glad you’re here. I created this blog to help make traveling easy for others, and in hopes to inspire a lifestyle that experiences the magic and wonders of our world.

I grew up traveling to Maui to visit family and quickly fell in love with exploring new places. Today in my thirties, I feel most alive when I’m traveling, discovering new destinations, and immersing into different cultures. I’ve learned the most about myself and about the world through traveling, and have personally experienced the beautiful impact of venturing into new territory. Trying unique foods, meeting strangers who become friends, taking 58 photos of the same view because we can’t get enough of it…. Traveling is an energetic force that empowers us with experiences that shape our lives.

I Very Much Love It Here was cultivated around the belief of creating a life for yourself that you love. Whether you’re waking up in your bedroom or in an ocean-view suite in Italy, you’re grateful for where you are in life and can think, ‘I very much love it here.’

Where I’ve Traveled

Australia (Solo-travel trip for two months): Byron Bay, Cairns, Dunsborough, Freycinet, Hobart, Margaret River, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Perth, Port Douglas, Surfer’s Paradise, Sydney, Torquay, Yallingup

Bahamas: Nassau

Belize: Belize City

England: London

France: Bordeaux, Cannes, Eze, Monaco, Nice, Paris, Provence, San-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Germany: Rottweil

Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Guatemala: Tikal

Iceland: Reykjavik

Ireland (Lived in Cork for three months): Baltimore, Clonakilty, Cork, Dingle, Doolin, Dublin, Dunquin, Galway, Killarney, Kinsale, Kerry, Limerick

Italy: Amalfi, Capri, Positano, Rome, Sorrento

Mexico: Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel, Mazatlan, Rosarito, Puerto Vallarta

Netherlands: Amsterdam

New Zealand: Auckland

Portugal: Albufeira, Carvoeiro, Ericeira, Ferragudo, Lagos, Lisbon, Óbidos, Porto, Sagres, Setúbal

Romania: Transylvania

Turkey: Istanbul

USA: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii (Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Oahu), Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming