About Jana

jana meerman

I am a 23-year-old traveller with a love of documenting the world around me.

Born to Dutch and German parents, raised in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada and currently living in New Zealand, I crave to see more of the world. The deep-seated lust for new places and adventure likely comes from my international upbringing and nomadic lifestyle because I fully intend to seek out every country of the world.

Early on we spoke German at home, while other languages filtered in from wherever we were living and whatever I was taught at the schools there. I devour books (take a peek at the book list I've started here) and embrace the nuances of each new stopping place, becoming less attached to any singular space and more restless for travel. The freedom I find in travel drives me to translate what I discover on those journeys into the pictures and words you find here.

I graduated from university in 2016 and worked for three years to save up for my current dream of backpacking around the world. So far I have experienced 24/262 countries (see where I got that number here) in my goal to visit every single one in the world using my expansive bucket list as a guide.

Available for worldwide collaborations, travels and adventures. All photos are copyright Jana Meerman; please get in touch if you wish to use images for publishing purposes.

All thoughts expressed on this blog are my own. All advice and tips should be read as opinion pieces based on my experiences.