“Life is really one big book waiting to be written and read”
In 2004, I moved from Australia to London with my fiancee in order to Travel, take pictures and to experience other cultures while at the same time pursue my career in Banking. After Thirteen and half years, over 300 cities (mostly European ) and 60+ countries, I am still here in London and my hunger for travel, adventure, food, wine and culture is growing stronger every day.
London continues to provide me with inspiration every single day, especially with its vast history and culture. 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.
I love to be in the wild exploring too, especially in the mountains. Skiing is my favourite excuse to be outdoors and I have made it a priority to ski as many slopes around the world as possible as well as hike/trek as many mountains as I can. All whilst enabling me to share experiences, tips and ideas with others.
I love nothing more than meeting people from around the world, hearing and exchanging stories and experiences. Everybody has a story and I feel like life is really one big book waiting to be written and read.
Growing up as a child in a caravan in someone’s backyard in Australia, the only holiday that my parents could afford was to take me to visit my indigenous family in the bush. Granted it was fun hanging out playing with my cousins but. I am appreciative every day of how lucky I have been to be able to have travelled extensively in order to fulfil many of my life’s dreams and goals.
Ever the traditionalist, I have kept my travel experiences and adventures in and out of the UK in the form of a leather black journal, as well as notes on places I want to go in the future. I am now on to my second journal which is bursting at the seams so perhaps it is time to share my experiences past and present online (with anyone that wants to listen to my rambles).
As already mentioned, I worked during the week to pay for my adventures obsession (some may say indulgence), so I could not take months off at a time to travel. Instead, I would make the most of my weekends and my annual leave – sometimes with my husband and sometimes on my own as a solo traveller or with friends. Like so many others ( who have helped to inspire me) I have now taken the plunge and quit my full-time banking job in order to fulfill my dreams of writing, taking pictures from here in UK and around the world, as well as helping others plan their travel adventures
Hopefully, I can inform, entertain, educate encourage while at the same time give some great tips on how to travel wiser, where to go, where to hang out, while having a few laughs along the way. I am an efficient traveller and I try to fit as much as I can in and I like to treat every trip and experience as if it is my last. I am not afraid to try anything once, and have experiences ranging from trekking to Everest Base Camp , Paragliding in Turkey / to swimming with Whale sharks in Mexico.
I hope you enjoy my adventures and look forward to connecting with you and hearing your stories as well!
If you want to work together send me a brief about your idea and or you want to do a guest post. Drop me an email at Melissa@Melbtravel.com
NOW LET’S START OUR ADVENTURE TOGETHER!!!!
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train” – Oscar Wild