Hi! I’m Megan. Welcome to Routes to Roam.
I’m an anthropologist and museum/heritage geek with a love of travel and planning it. I put together travel guides and itineraries with a heaping portion of history and museums to help you get the most out of your vacation, and help you explore the rich history and culture of the places you visit.
For the longer story…
I was lucky enough to be raised in a family that prioritized travel and made it an integral part of our lives. In large part because most of our family still lived in Europe. I still remember my first overseas trip where I donned a tiny dirndl and slept in the loft of an old farm where cows would poke their heads in at dinnertime to see if we had anything good to share. It left an indelible mark on me, and by second grade I was already writing an essay on how I wanted to be an anthropologist when I grew up.
I’m one of the rare folks who actually followed through with the master plan their seven year old selves cooked up, and I now work in the museum and heritage world. It gives me the opportunity to travel for research, but limited vacation time. Which means I make the most of every weekend, one week and two week trip I take. I’ve always found that I enjoy myself a lot more when I plan thoroughly in advance – creating maps, itineraries and my own personal scrapbook style guidebooks to prepare me. It sets me at ease and makes the trip that much enjoyable.
Thanks to my obsessive travel planning, I quickly became the go-to friend/family member for traveling advice – the best way to get from A to B, the must-see museums in a given city, and advice on things like packing or how to get cell access in Europe. After sharing a lot of information over and over on social media, I finally decided to just start putting it together in one place to make it easier and hopefully help out a few more people.
There’s also a healthy amount of geeking out over history and historical sites around here, because, well, that’s what I do best.
I hope the information here helps you on your next trip, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you’ve got thoughts or just want to talk travel!