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.
U.S.A. July 29, 2015 My First World Domination Summit (a.k.a. The Time I Helped Break a Guinness World Record) I never thought I'd go down in history for eating waffles in Portland, Oregon. I should have known better. To back up, a couple weeks ago I attended World Domination Summit ("WDS"), a yearly... 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... U.S.A. July 7, 2015 You Don’t Know What You’re Missing in Milwaukee “Milwaukee?” One of my friends asked, after I told her I’d be doing a travel blogger workshop there in June. She investigated on the Bloghouse website. “Didn’t they have one in Spain? Ireland? Now.... U.S.A. July 7, 2015 Inside and Out the Milwaukee Art Museum The fog was just rolling in on my last day in Milwaukee, when I arrived at the Milwaukee Art Museum ("MAM"). From outside the architecture looks like a bird or a ship. Once inside, I felt like I was o... U.S.A. April 9, 2015 At the Women in Travel Summit in Boston I wasn't sure what I was in for when I travelled to Boston a couple of weeks ago to attend the Women in Travel Summit. What I ended up finding was a lot of awesome women who loved to travel and are ... U.S.A. December 29, 2014 Christmas in New York City Visiting New York City at Christmas is on a lot of people's bucket lists (including mine). It was an amazing gift to get the chance to visit and photograph it and experience some of the cultural mytho... U.S.A. November 1, 2014 How to Play Tourist for 24 Hours in Washington, DC I landed in Washington, D.C. at 11am on a Friday morning. It was my first time in the city, and I had roughly 24 hours to explore before my workshop began on Saturday morning. Being in a new place for...