Hello there! My name is Shelly. I live in the Philadelphia area with my adorable golden retriever named Mia. Thanks to my travel bug mom, my first semi-solo travel experience was to Australia for 3 weeks when I was 13. I've been traveling and living life to the max ever since.  I started Live Max, Live Well after I ventured through South America in 2013 for 4 months. Here, I write about traveling, my favorite places in Philly, what I'm reading, inspiration, lifestyle, and whatever else comes to mind.  

Contact me at shelly.maxwell13@gmail.com.

I like...

Trying new foods


Friday afternoons

South America

Making lists


Cookie Dough




80's music

Golden Retrievers

Phillies, Eagles and Flyers