About Me

Welcome to Travel HerStory! This is my travel blog! You may be thinking, travel only? Yep! Well, it’s been a long road. If you didn’t already know. I’ve had a couple of other blogs before. And if you did know, thank you! Either way, let me introduce myself. I’m Michelle Jensen.

A Bit About Me

Back in 2013, I started a travel blog out of boredom. I was working a desk job at a film and TV studio and it was the same day in, day out. Unless something went wrong (not that I hoped it did) I wouldn’t have much to do during my day. So I decided to fill that time with a blog, based on a recommendation from a friend.

It started as a travel blog because I had just come back from Europe. I have a bit of travel OCD as I like to call it and plan EVERYTHING! Since I was stuck at my desk and not traveling the world (the dream) I soon lacked enough content. The blog then became a collage of many things. Eventually morphing into the Nerd Out blog and app. While the nerd world holds a special place in my heart. It has made me long for my travel blog posts, so Travel HerStory was born! Nerd Out has since closed and my new dream is to travel more while working in publicity.

Travel OCD = Travel Blog

As I mentioned, years ago, before going to Europe I had searched and searched for advice and tips for my trip. Everything I found was either too expensive, family-oriented, or the locations of the cheapest beer. None of the aforementioned were things I was interested in or going to help me, so I had to help myself. After months and months of research, and a very successful trip, I decided to write all my knowledge down on this travel blog hoping it would be of use to you. Now, many years later I’m still writing down my adventures. All in an effort to share the knowledge and help you as much as possible!

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History and Travel

THS was named for, you guessed it, my love of history mixed with my story. I’ve been a fan of the Travel and History channels as far back as I can remember. I still watch both to this day! I am to bring a bit of their magic into this blog with my own flair. I’m a twenty-something traveler, occasional female solo traveler, you’ll find road tripping across the United States or hostel hopping in Europe. Discover blog posts about cheap travel, planning, and travel tips. As well as reviews of hostels, hotels, sightseeing passes, ancient and historical landmarks, and castles (of course!) I sprinkle in some geek and nerd travel destinations as well!

Brands I’ve Worked With

I’ve worked with YHA Youth Hostels, Comics Guesthouse, and SYHA Hostelling Scotland.

My photos have been used in outlets such as Marriott Rewards, Visit Niagara, the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, and Yamashiro Los Angeles.

My Tryon Palace article has been featured on the official tourism page for Visit New Bern.

Please note, while some posts maybe sponsored, I never post anything I don’t believe in or haven’t tried out.