Born and raised in rural Ohio, Heather’s early life was as American as it gets. Now in her early twenties, she is an anthropologist who seeks out new relationships and cultural experiences everywhere. Armed with a graduate education in religious and cultural studies, but little foreign experiences or language skills, this summer she begins her crash course in international travel: wandering alone throughout Europe and the Middle East. More frequent posts about getting lost, finding “home” in new places, and everything in between can be found at thegreatmellquest.wordpress.com.

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    Traveling alone can sometimes make you feel like a crazy person.  In solitary ...