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.
Personal September 29, 2016 Leaving Home Is Always Scary—You Should Do It A short essay on the fear we all feel from time to time. Whether it’s the first time or the fortieth time, going away to university or leaving to climb Mt. Everest, leaving home can give us all a sen... England March 4, 2016 Getting a UK Youth Mobility Visa for Canadians The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa is essentially a working holiday visa for people aged 18-30 who want to travel or live in the UK for up to two years and work at the same time. It's a perfect way for Ca... Lifestyle April 14, 2015 Mosquitoland by David Arnold I PICKED THIS off the shelf for its cover. Inside my head, it pretty much went like this: "Young female protagonist? Check. Vintage colours with nice ink l... Lifestyle February 5, 2015 It is Better to Speak Welcome to Wisdom Wednesdays - the new home of the quotes.This photo brought to you by this extraordinary tree that was growing outside of one of the temples that I stayed at near Mt. Kuruson, in... Lifestyle January 25, 2015 You Must Be Willing To Do Something You’ve Never Done. The Woodside ferry crosses the harbour from Halifax to Dartmouth on a cold January morning: Happy Sunday! This can be a time of year when most of us retreat inside from the cold&nb... Lifestyle December 30, 2014 Best Bike Tour in New York City The best choice we made on our trip to New York was to do a bike tour of the city. Biking is the best. For me it's always been associated with foreign travel and adventures. We went with Marc Se... Lifestyle December 28, 2014 New York and New York – Quotes by Tom Wolfe and Joan Didion Last week, I was in New York and forgot to schedule a quote post for Sunday. Therefore, today behold: TWO wallpaper quotes! Aptly, about New York, and featuring some street shots I took while visiting...