Driftyland was founded by Melissa Randall in 2010, originally called Melissa’s 100, as a means of pursuing her love for goal-setting and self-exploration. After conducting a bucket list activity that led her to connecting with individuals and organizations like Sophia Bush, Denis Leary and CW Philadelphia, Randall opted to continue the blog with a focus on travel and self-improvement, renaming it Driftyland.
After hitch-hiking around Iceland while working with Arctic Adventures and Iceland Excursions in 2013, Randall has continued domestic and international travel. She continues to connect with entrepreneurs and makers in an effort to connect the dots between travel, art, inspiration, and productivity.
about the drifty team
Founder, Editor-in-Chief: Melissa Randall is a writer and essayist focused in travel, self-improvement and minimalism. She splits her time between the road, and at her home in Wilmington, NC. Often, with Australian Cattledog Seymour (Morrie for short) in tow.
Brand Manager: Always one for adventure, Liz Earle claims the wind carried her to Nashville where she currently lives and works as a writer. Along with curating content for Driftyland, she is the managing editor of Original Fuzz Magazine and co-founder, designer, and stylist of Electric Thread. You can find her on the internet @lizcearle.
Editor: Amanda is a wildlife biology undergrad student with a passion for writing and an insatiable itch to wander. She lives in Anchorage, AK with her husband and two Golden Retriever/St Bernard mix girls, spending her spare time traveling, car camping, hiking, knitting and practicing yoga.
Adventure Dog: Seymour (Morrie), loves naps, getting his luscious hair brushed and visits to the beach… even though the ocean is a bad thing, right? Melissa rescued him from APS of Durham a year ago, and he’s been an awesome drifty partner ever since.