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I'm Reina!

Hey there,

Welcome to my travel blog, Messy Bun Traveler!

I’m so glad you’re here! I hope you find the information in this blog useful, entertaining, and applicable to your everyday life.

I have a dream that one day I can travel twice a year, six months at a time. As a matter of fact, as of 2018, I do! I’ll explain to you what I mean…

I grew up in a small, conservative town in Central California. Growing up I didn’t have much experience with travel. The day trips we took to the beach or Los Angeles don’t count as traveling in my book. I always had a desire to explore, to see new places, and to learn. But I didn’t know where to start. And I certainly didn’t foresee me starting a healthy TRAVEL BLOG!

I graduated college at the age of 22. I had just finished the vigorous and mentally demanding world of nursing school and knew I needed a break! Having enrolled in college right out of high school I hadn’t truly seen the world or experienced life outside my hometown. I decided to pack up my newly acquired bachelor’s degree and travel around Europe before entering the working life.

I went all over- from Ireland to Spain, France to Italy, Belgium to Monaco. I learned the world is a much bigger place than I had imagined and there is so much in it to explore! I caught the bug- the travel bug.

I used to think I wanted to take my degree and get a great job with it. I thought I wanted to get a lot of promotions at work and get married and have a family with a big, fancy house…but now all I want to do is eat new foods and learn new languages and meet new people and get a tan and buy a one-way ticket and travel the world with it!

I am still a registered nurse- a travel nurse. I don’t have a permanent home address; I choose where I want to work and when. Because of this, my dream of traveling full-time while still preserving my passion in the study of medicine has become a reality.

My Struggle while traveling...

One thing I realized when I started travel nursing was how hard it was to stick to a solid routine. Moving around to different places constantly while fun u0026amp; exciting was also both mentally and physically exhausting. I was eating out A LOT. I was falling into a very sedentary lifestyle. My sleeping pattern sucked. My mental health started deteriorating…

I needed to make a change.

I learned the skills necessary to keep a healthy lifestyle while traveling the world! My medical background along with my traveling skills helped me to implement the steps necessary to keeping a healthy, on-the-go lifestyle!

“A messy bun is the crown of a free spirit.”

My Mission With Messy Bun…

As a medical professional, I am a big promoter of healthy travel. Here in this blog, you will find all my health, fitness, and wellness information for all your traveling needs. My goal is to bring awareness to the importance of healthy living and help those with an on-the-go lifestyle make informed decisions about putting their health FIRST while traveling.

So, whether you’re taking a year-long backpacking trip through Southeast Asia or just a weekend trip to the coast, I’ll help you shave off countless hours of planning and research!

So throw that hair up! Put it in a bun. And let’s go explore the world!

Not sure where to start? Start here!

The Messy Bun Traveler is a travel lifestyle health u0026amp; wellness blog that provides great advice for staying healthy on the go. If you’d like to receive exclusive info as well as weekly post updates, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter!

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