Hello, and welcome!

I’m so happy that you’re here. I’m Meredith, and, well… I developed a chronic case of wanderlust and travel curiosity when moved to Italy from the US and studied abroad. Living in Italy made me passionate about learning about other cultures and traveling to experience them. Since then, I’ve visited, lived in, and explored 7 countries and counting.

Counting Her Travels is a travel blog that I created with the aim of inspiring YOU to explore your dream destination(s) with confidence.

My mission is encouraging and inspiring you to travel – even if you don’t know where to start, how or where to go, and are on a budget. On this blog, I aim to instill confidence in you to travel abroad. You’ll find tips for traveling abroad as an American, budget tips, cultural travel experiences, info on sustainable travel, advice from the countries I’ve been to, and more!

Above all, my biggest desire is to show you that it’s not as difficult as you might imagine. Being wealthy is not a prerequisite, and you don’t need to be afraid of traveling outside of your comfort zone. There are so many incredible places out there, and these experiences are possible for you, too.

In fact, I only write about places I’ve been and have experience with so that I can give the best advice and information!

I am passionate about three things. Travel + culture, location freedom, and empowering others to plan trips to expand their worldview.

Wild Atlantic Way - Kerry Cliffs
At the Kerry Cliffs in Ireland!

My travel style

Although I prefer longer trips and slow travel (like my long term stay in Florence, Italy), it’s not always possible to take trips this long!

Regardless of trip length, my travel style is a mix of must-see places and authentic local and off-the-beaten-path experiences and my aim is always to feel truly connected with my destination and the people who call that place home.

I believe that as travelers, we are visitors to other people’s homes and we should treat our travel experiences as such. I have an interest in sustainable and cultural travel and using my experiences to teach others.

I have experience living and traveling internationally both as a solo traveler and with my partner. I work on my travel blog from a home base in the Pacific Northwest when I’m not planning my next adventure!

Featured In

The Roads Beyond, Kate Abroad, and Photo Jeepers are just a few of the amazing publications I’ve been featured in!

📍Locations I’ve Traveled

Asia – China, Hong Kong, Vietnam


EuropeItaly, Ireland

USA – California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Contact me: If you want to get in touch, you can email me at countinghertravels [at] gmail [dot] com.