Hello and thanks for stopping by.
My name is Melissa and I am the 26 year old British Travel Writer behind High Heels & a Backpack. I live in Seoul, South Korea, but I like to wander the globe solo like a nomadic hippy from time to time.

Since embarking on this adventure, I have begun working for some of the most high profile publications in the travel industry. Namely, I am Forbes Travel Guide’s local Seoul “expert” writer, meaning that my day job entails penning hotel, spa, and restaurant overviews about the most highly recommended establishments in this magnificent city.
Other notable publications I have written for include Tripzilla Travel Magazine, The Huffington Post Travel, Gapyear.com, Korean Air, and a number of In-flight magazines for European Airlines. (If you’re flying with Wizz, Easyjet, or Norwegian Air then perhaps you’ll see my name… right by where the sick bags are stored)

High Heels & a Backpack has over 20,000 unique monthly visitors and has become a valuable resource for travellers and expats in South Korea. I am truly passionate about this country and I love taking on assignments that give me the opportunity to show others all of the wonders it has to offer.

Services That I can Offer Include:

  • Freelance Writing
  • Sponsored Posts and Advertorials to be Featured Here
  • Product, Hotel and Service Reviews
  • Press Trips
  • Copywriting and Content Marketing Assistance

Brands Collaborated With (2016-2017):


Rates, media kit, and sponsor testimonials available on request.

Follow the adventure from the comfort of E-mail!

Follow the adventure from the comfort of E-mail!