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About Rose and Joseph

Hi fellow travelers!

Welcome to Your Travel Path, we’re Rose and Joseph and we love to travel. For our day jobs, currently Rose digs as an archaeologist at the Office of the State Archaeologist of Iowa (as well as doing less exciting work back in the office). Joseph helps create digital floodplain maps of Iowa as a Geographic Information Systems analyst at the Iowa Flood Center. Despite our jobs, we manage to sneak away on some amazing journeys both here in the United States and abroad.

We started Your Travel Path because we are passionate about living a life of global travel and inspiring others to do the same. In today’s world there is much intolerance and violence that could be helped by having a broader global perspective such as that granted by travel. Admittedly travel is for the privileged (if you have the means to read this you are privileged), but travel can remind us of our privilege and responsibility to create a more just and peaceful world.

We were learning so much about so many places from our own travels, and those of our friends and family (not to mention travel daydreaming via the web) that we needed a place to share all the tips, ideas and other content we were creating and discovering. On this site you’ll find tools, tales, photos and videos from our travel path. But this is also about your story, and the paths that we all travel – feel free to share your experiences or questions in the comments section.  Your Travel Path is about inspiring you to experience life-changing travel – whether that’s a long weekend or a life-long odyssey.

Sometimes the hardest part is taking the first step toward travel.  This site will give you the tools and resources to make planning and experiencing travel easy and fun.  This site is also community, a place for people to share ideas, plans, and aspirations related to travel.

Feel free to share photos, poems, art, itineraries – whatever!  Safe travels, everyone – and we will see you out there on your travel path.

Rose Joseph Melacca

More info about our travels:

Click here to see out map of places we’ve been (so far!)

Check out the blog from our first international trip here.

Check out my blog from research in India here.