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I don't know where I am traveling next, but i'm going. Are you coming with me?

The Travel blog of photographer Mikéla Davelyn - me!

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Hi! I'm Mikéla Davelyn. A 25 year old adventurer with a love for all things outdoors. 

As a teen, I knew I would not fit into "normal" adult life because all I ever wanted was to be off to a new country. And so from graduation through my early twenties, I never held a corporate job for more than 9 months - simply working, saving enough for travel, and then booking my ticket out of Portland.

I have definitely had people correct me for my travel lifestyle and tell me I basically need to "grow up" and "get a real job." But my lifestyle is something I have never regretted - because there's no amount of money that could be worth more to me than the experiences I have been fortunate to enjoy. Continuously falling in love with new countries, cultures, and people has shaped me in a way no corporate job ever could. 


So far, I have explored nineteen countries: Japan, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Canada, and Mexico.

I have also visited almost every US state and even lived in The Grand Teton National Park for a summer because I wanted to see as many Grizzly Bears as possible. 🐻😅

If you click on my destinations page, I have created a rundown of each travel guide and photo diary I have published, sorted by country. I hope these will help you plan your own adventures! Feel free to email me with any travel questions!

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Since I travel a lot, there are always some people that think my life is easy and that I am spoiled. So I'd like to tell you why I made this blog.

I created this little space on the web a few years ago because I was on a 2 month road trip and wanted to be able to document my adventures. But that's not the only reason.

I was also dealing with a lot of stress and felt like nothing in my life was in my control at the time. I was suffering from circumstantial depression and having panic attacks on an almost daily basis. 

Basically, I needed an outlet to help myself. Blogging was it.

With this site (which I kept secret from family and friends for a whole year), I was able to meet like minded women and find happiness again. 

I fell in love with writing articles, improving my photography, and having girl friends all over the world to encourage me. What started out as a summer experiment turned into so much more.

For me, Simply Davelyn is more than just a blog now. It is a place of positivity. A "safe space" where I can encourage my readers to be adventurous and invest in themselves. There is a ton of negativity online these days, so inspiring people each week makes me very happy.  
  






lets empower eachother!

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Mikéla Davelyn. Not Mike-la. Mi-KAY-la. It's French.

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Oregon, but I am a beach bum/country girl at heart.

I'm the kind of person who doesn't fit into any stereotype.


 

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About

Welcome to "Simply Davelyn"

I don't know where I am traveling next, But I'm Going. Are you coming with me?

The Travel blog of  Photographer Mikéla Davelyn - me!

Hi! I'm Mikéla Davelyn. A 25 year old adventurer with a love for all things outdoors. 

As a teen, I knew I would not fit into "normal" adult life because all I ever wanted was to be off to a new country. And so from graduation through my early twenties, I never held a corporate job for more than 9 months - simply working, saving enough for travel, and then booking my ticket out of Portland. I have definitely had people correct me for my travel lifestyle and tell me I basically need to "grow up" and "get a real job." But my lifestyle is something I have never regretted - because there's no amount of money that could be worth more to me than the experiences I have been fortunate to enjoy. Continuously falling in love with new countries, cultures, and people has shaped me in a way no corporate job ever could. 

So far, I have explored nineteen countries: Japan, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Canada, and Mexico

I have also visited almost every US state and even lived in The Grand Teton National Park for a summer because I wanted to see as many Grizzly Bears as possible. 🐻😅

If you click on my destinations page, I have created a rundown of each travel guide and photo diary I have published, sorted by country. I hope these will help you plan your own adventures! Feel free to email me with any travel questions!

say yes to new adventures...

Since I travel a lot, there are always some people that think my life is easy and that I am spoiled. So I'd like to tell you why I made this blog.

I created this little space on the web a few years ago because I was on a 2 month road trip and wanted to be able to document my adventures. But that's not the only reason.

I was also dealing with a lot of stress and felt like nothing in my life was in my control at the time. I was suffering from circumstantial depression and having panic attacks on an almost daily basis. 

Basically, I needed an outlet to help myself. Blogging was it.

With this site (which I kept secret from family and friends for a whole year), I was able to meet like minded women and find happiness again. 

I fell in love with writing articles, improving my photography, and having girl friends all over the world to encourage me. What started out as a summer experiment turned into so much more.

For me, Simply Davelyn is more than just a blog now. It is a place of positivity. A "safe space" where I can encourage my readers to be adventurous and invest in themselves. There is a ton of negativity online these days, so inspiring people each week makes me very happy.  
  






lets empower eachother!

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Mikéla Davelyn. Not Mike-la. Mi-KAY-la. It's French.

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Oregon, but I am a beach bum/country girl at heart.

I'm the kind of person who doesn't fit into any stereotype.


 

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