A travel and lifestyle site specialising in the UK, adventure travel, mountains, history and skiing, plus everything about knowing your limits and living with a defibrillator, pacemaker & cardiac sarcoidosis.

Who is Mel B

MelBTravel Hi, I am Mel B an indigenous Australian with dual citizenship in the UK and Australia. In 2004 I moved to London to pursue my career in banking. But my deeper desire was to experience other cultures, explore the world, and satisfy my hunger for adventure. Fast-forward 16 years, I am now a full-time travel blogger and content creator who loves nothing more than being outdoors writing about Travel, Adventure Mountains (mostly Skiing & Hiking ), History and Everything UK.

I have travelled to over 300 cities (mostly European ) in 65+ countries. Sometimes with my husband, other times with friends or on my own as a solo traveller. If I’m not out in my adopted city trying the latest food or sampling cocktails and wine, I can be found reading about history or visiting historical buildings. Basically, anything that encourages and allows me to learn more about the world.

2018 Everything Changed

Suddenly, late in 2018, everything changed for me and I needed to take a different approach to life and travel. While out exercising I had a cardiac arrest and was rushed to ICU. Since then, I’ve had 4 heart surgeries, 2 pacemakers, 2 defibrillators and have been diagnosed with a rare heart condition called cardiac sarcoidosis and had a clot.

While l have mentally and physically changed, I’ve not allowed my heart condition to control my life. Instead, I’ve embraced it like a kid having a bag of sweets. During this time, and before lockdown, I’ve travelled to Australia, Cyprus, Greece and Taiwan. I’ve hiked in Austria and Japan and skied in Italy and France.

I am hoping that by sharing some of my personal experiences on what I’ve gone through and what has happened that l can help others. I aim to put a positive spin on all things heart related and explain how I travel differently. My goal here is not only to share my tips and the lessons that I have learnt but also to entertain and provide a few laughs. I treat every experience as if it may be my last, and can’t wait to share in full some of these experiences like reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and have everyone sing Happy Birthday to ski-paragliding over the French Alps and many more adventures.

I hope you enjoy my adventures and look forward to connecting with you.

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2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Barbara Davies says:

    Wow how interesting You are a special
    Person Keep going going going My grandson climbed Kilimanjaro aid of cystic fibrosis I just sent you of my stay in Pembroke also had an aunt who was the governess to the family At Haine Castle in Saundersfoot Another interesting story which I have many Hope I will hear from
    keep going stay strong Life is got living

    • Melbtravel says:

      Thank you so much for your comment Barbara. That is amazing what your grandson achieved with cystic fibrosis. I loved doing Mt Kilimanjaro with my husband and it is a part of the world I would love to go back to. In regards to Pembroke that is some really interesting about your family.

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