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
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.
Travelling with a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) can be an overwhelming experience. especially the first time. However, being prepared and [...]Read More
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 having 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.
Some of the Highlights
- Trekking to Everest Base Camp and seeing Mt Everest – Himalayas, Nepal
- Swimming with Whale sharks – Mexico
- Paragliding over the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz Fethiye Turkey
- Skiing around and on the Matterhorn Mountain in both Zermatt Switzerland and Breuil-Cervinia – Italy
- Flying to Lapland for a day to meet Santa – Enontekiö , Finland
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“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train” – Oscar Wild