Hi! I’m Meg Frost, the woman behind this blog. I LOVE to travel and use every bit of time off from my job in education software and tech to explore this beautiful world.
Truth be told, it wasn’t always that way. Like many Americans, I wasn’t using all of my allotted vacation time each year. When I did, it was often spent getting things done around the house. Who am I kidding? I was probably Netflix and chillin more than half the time.
And the travel planning process wasn’t always fun, either. It was either too time-consuming, stressful, expensive, or anxiety-inducing. So as much as I yearned to travel, I wasn’t doing much of it.
In 2012, my life started to crumble.
Out of the blue, my youngest sister passed away. Her death was unexpected and led to a lot of anxiety and survivor’s guilt. I spent a good year or so in a fog, wandering around like a zombie (but not the cool kind, like on The Walking Dead).
I knew this was no way to live my life, but just as I was starting to claw my way out, I nearly lost my life due to a bilateral massive pulmonary embolism (blood clots in both lungs).
While my sister’s death pushed me out of a rut (eventually), it was my own near death experience that made me resolve to never let anything bar me from getting to all of the places on my ever-expanding travel bucket list.
Life tested me yet again, just a few months later, when I started exhibiting symptoms of severe stage 4 endometriosis. It was so bad that I was often bedridden anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks every month.
Despite the setback, I was determined to get better so I could get back to traveling. After tons of research and countless medical appointments, I had excision surgery with The Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta, GA.
Recovery was tough. I was out of work for 2 months and spent many more months in physical therapy and follow-up appointments. But when I felt well enough, I kept my spirits up by planning a few trips.
And you know what? I found that travel and travel planning doesn’t have to be time-consuming, stressful, expensive, or anxiety-inducing. In fact, I liked the planning process and started to think about blogging about it as a hobby.
But how’d you go from hating travel planning to loving it, you ask?
Let me give you a hint: technology is your friend.
With months of rest and physical therapy, I eased back into traveling and started working on this blog. On March 29, 2016, Frost + Sun went live.
Since then, I’ve been using up ALL of my vacation time to travel the world and blogging about how to make travel and travel planning affordable, easy, and fun, as well as how to use everyday technology to do it.
I hope you’ll stick around to learn all of my tips and tricks so you can start traveling the world with ease, too!
Popular posts on Frost + Sun
If this is your first time here, here’s a few of my favorite posts to get you started:
- 17 Places to Get Cheap Meals in Las Vegas
- More than 65 GoPro Access to Up Your Travel Photography Game
- 14 Essential Road Trip Apps for a Smooth Voyage
- The 27 Best Things to Do in Bar Harbor, Maine
- How to Travel to Cuba as an American (Yes, it’s legal!)
As seen in…
You might have seen a post or collab with me elsewhere on the interwebz.
- 10 of the Best New Year’s Celebrations Around the World – Reader’s Digest
- 17 of the Best Books to Read While Traveling – My Five Acres
- 37 Unique Destinations To Add To Your 2018 Bucket List – Passport Voyager
- Travel in 2018 : Travel bloggers share their dreams – Travel to Recovery
- Amazing Animals In India, Nepal And Sri Lanka – Castaway with Crystal
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