About Jana

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I am a traveler, photographer and storyteller with a love of documenting the world around me.

Born to Dutch and German parents and raised in England, the United States and Canada, my dream is to see the world. I left Canada at the beginning of 2019 for a six-week backpacking trip... and I haven't been back since. Instead, I spent nearly two years traveling through Asia and the South Pacific, before moving back to Europe in late 2020 where I was first based in Belgium and now in Austria. I've lived in six countries so far, hold three passports and speak two languages.

This international upbringing and global lifestyle - my first international flight was aged three months and my first solo international flight was not much later at age seven - has led to a deep-rooted lust for new places and adventure and my lifelong goal is to explore every country in the world. I don't consider anywhere in the world to be home and I find joy and passion in this freedom to discover the globe and share my adventures along the way.

In my 28 years so far, I have experienced 62 / 270 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. All content is copyright Jana Meerman; please get in touch if you wish to use materials 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.