Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Canada January 6, 2016 Large Labrador Days on Ski-Doo When I was in Goose Bay over the holidays I had the great fortune of good weather. Not only did I see the northern lights, but I got several large Labrador days. What is a large Labrador day? A la... Canada January 1, 2016 Chasing the Northern Lights on New Year’s Eve in Labrador We had a very special show to get to on New Year's eve. Thanks to a solar storm we were chasing the northern lights in Labrador. Canada December 31, 2015 Lovely Friends on Beautiful Vancouver Island We woke up in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Squamish and had a short forty minute ride to the ferry. This is the silhouette of central Vancouver against the sunrise as we boarded the early mornin... Canada December 31, 2015 Chasing Cattle with Dirtbikes in Alexis Creek We chase after cattle with dirtbikes on a ranch in northern B.C. before heading down one of Canada's most dangerous highways. Canada December 30, 2015 Chinese Lessons and Salmon Dipping in Northern B.C. In a rather big day, we discover a historic goldmining town, learn Chinese and learn how to gut a fresh sockeye salmon. All in Northern British Columbia, Canada. Canada December 17, 2015 Across North America, Day 20: Cousins, Reunited! I seriously couldn't stop staring at it. You might think this trip can't get any better, but, it does. Newly-engaged, Rob and I hiked down Mt. Robson in our pajamas. Once again: M... Personal December 15, 2015 That Time I Got Engaged on a Mountain Spoiler alert: I got engaged. On a mountain. The funny part: I didn't even know it was happening. The day started off normal. We drove from my aunt and uncle's place in Jasper where we were stay...