Michelle Halpern wants to inspire her followers to live like it’s the weekend (a tagline we can actually get behind!) The travel blogger and Instagram influencer did what most of us can only dream: leaving a cushy corporate job in fashion to travel full time.
Having traveled to over 40 countries on 6 continents, some of her favorite travel memories to date have been sleeping under the stars in the desert of India, sky diving over the Swiss Alps, breathing in the magical energy at Machu Picchu, salsa dancing my ass off in Puerto Rico, and soaking up the sun in Byron Bay, Australia.
Describing herself as living proof that it’s never too late to change your life, even quarantine doesn’t stop Halpern from living life to the fullest. Recent blog posts include a list of 15 creative ways to feel like you’re traveling when you can’t. Her tips include making yourself a tropical cocktail or smoothie and listening to music from around the world. “The reality is, there WILL be a time that we can all travel again,” she notes.
“My goal is to show you that if you want to make travel happen in your life, it’s truly possible,” adds Halpern. “I’m here to guide you along the way, whether you’re struggling with money to pay for travel, feel held back by the schedule of a 9-to-5, or simply get stressed just at the thought of planning a trip in the first place, I’m here for you girl. YOU GOT THIS. Through this blog, I hope to not only provide valuable and tangible information that you can use throughout your adventures, but I hope to inspire you to dream a little bigger and live a bit more fully.”
“I’m just a normal girl like you,” she stresses. “I don’t have a trust fund or an inheritance. I don’t have a private jet that flies me wherever I want to go. I don’t have a husband that funds all of my adventures — heck, I don’t even have a boyfriend to take my photos! I’ve just learned to put in the work and get scrappy to make this life of travel happen — and I like to do it in style, even when my bank account doesn’t necessarily reflect one of a worldwide jet setter.”