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 August 2, 2015 Across North America, Day 1: Halifax to Quebec City Day One complete! We're off to a great start, with beautiful driving weather from here to New Brunswick, and then an exciting 'Major Thunderstorm Warning!' from neighbouring Maine that interrupted ... Canada July 28, 2015 10 Things to Do at the Cottage in Nova Scotia One of the favourite summer activities of the homo sapiens nova scotians is to pack up the vehicle with food, family, and as many friends as you can gather to make a break for the cottage. Taking p... Canada July 19, 2015 How To Have a Great Weekend in Kejimkujik National Park For Nova Scotians who are working year-round, a weekend trip up to Kejimkujik can deliver a large dose of summer in exchange for a rather short time commitment. The first thing you need to do i... Canada July 16, 2015 How To Plan the Great North American Road Trip On August 1st, 2015, my boyfriend ("Rob") and I will be starting an east to west trip across Canada and the USA that will see us traveling 10,500 km in 35 days. We'll be following this route and be... Canada April 10, 2015 Ramen Night in Halifax BE STILL my beating heart.Known to many as 'the secret sushi place' located inside the basement of Spring Garden Place, Dora-Q hosted their first ever Ramen Night last night. The event was limite... Canada January 2, 2015 New Year’s Eve at a Hidden Speakeasy—Noble Bar in Halifax 2014 was coming to an end when I received an invitation to celebrate the closing of this chapter at one of Halifax's more mysterious venues. I'd been meaning to check it out anyway, so I did a little...