Hi! I’m Michelle, born and raised in gorgeous Miami, Florida. My dream to work in the “glamorous” (ahem.. not-so-glamorous) fashion world was achieved when I landed my first full-time gig in Fashion PR straight out of college.

I liked most of the job but I felt trapped in the 9-6 life. I started questioning if this was really what life was about. Adult life had to be more than the repetitive daily routine of sitting in traffic for 2+ hours, working for someone else for 9+ hours, and counting down the hours till 6 pm on Friday when you could go to happy hour, talk about your miserable job, and post #tgif Instagrams.

The thing that bothered me the most was the ironic position I found myself in where I finally had the money to travel but didn’t have the freedom in my job to be able to take more than 1 day off at a time. What was the point?

The Sagittarius inside of me was screaming to get out of the office and into the world. I needed to explore and learn and actually live.

So after a couple years, I quit my stable job and decided to start traveling and working remotely, usually picking up 2-3 jobs at a time. Crazy, no? Well fast forward a few years and I’ve now traveled to 20 countries and have no plans to stop.

I’ve truly discovered my passion the past few years and realized that I wanted to use the skills I have picked up along the way to help and inspire others like me. And that’s why I started this baby.

maps&muses blends my knowledge from years of working in the fashion industry with my huge passion for traveling to teach you how you can look stylish while you travel.

Usually, when people travel they forget about style because it’s all about being comfortable and packing clothes that fit in their suitcase. Or, they try too hard and end up packing their entire closet. I want to show you that it doesn’t have to be one or the other and it’s much easier than you think!

I also want to show you through this blog that you don’t need to be making $100,000 a year in a cubicle you hate to be able to afford a life full of passion and adventure. Traveling on a realistic budget is extremely possible and working remotely is a tremendous opportunity many people should be taking advantage of.

I want you to have freedom in your life and actually look forward to Mondays.

With maps&muses, I’ll share with you all of my styling hacks, style inspiration and packing guides for every city, reviews on affordable and stylish travel products and clothes, city travel guides, and tons of info about traveling on a budget and working remotely.

If any of this resonates with you, I want to hear all about it! Reach out to me here and tell me your story. ☺️

I’m currently exploring the world with my fiancé (/photographer, videographer, editor, best friend 😋) while running this blog and freelance writing. We both have dreams of visiting every continent and filling our future home with souvenirs from all corners.

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Map out your next muse-worthy adventure with me!


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