About Me

Hello there and thanks for stopping by my little slice of the internet! I’m Melissa, a former Procurement Manager turned wandering Digital Nomad who abandoned corporate life in the UK for a life more adventurous. High Heels & a Backpack is a collection of my travel tips and tales from the past six years of solo female travel.

Solo female travel blog
Amman, Jordan

High Heels & a Backpack

High Heels & a Backpack is probably somewhat different to other solo female travel blogs since I’m not really very girly. I mean, I try not to look like a hobo and I always still apply lipgloss before taking an Instagram photo (who cares if I’m alone in the middle of the desert?) but travel has turned me into a massive tomboy.

I prefer to travel to unconventional and lesser known destinations in order to push the boundaries of solo female travel and challenge myself. Travel has taught me that the world really isn’t as scary a place as the media often depicts. There is beauty everywhere and I want to be able to show that to people.

I am based in Seoul, South Korea in between adventures where I write about Korean travel and culture for world leading publications such as Forbes Travel Guide.

Where Am I?

solo female travel blog
West Bank, Palestine

I have a penchant for just upping and going (that’s a phrase right?) at a moment’s notice so my plans are sometimes sporadic. However, my confirmed plans over the next few months are:

September & OctoberSeoul
November: Singapore
December: Bhutan & China
January 2018: Seoul
February 2018: Doha, Lebanon & Iran.

If you need anything at all, feel free to drop me a line: Melissa@highheelsandabackpack.com







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