“Life is really one big book waiting to be written and read”
Hi, my name is Mel B and welcome to my blog MelBTravel!!!!!
In 2004 I moved from Australia to London with my fiancée, now my husband, 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 thirteen and half years, I am now a full-time Travel Blogger and Content Creator who loves nothing more than writing about Travel, Adventure (mostly Skiing & Hiking ), History and everything UK.
I have travelled to over 300 cities (mostly European ) in 60+ countries. Sometimes with my husband, other times with friends or on my own as a solo traveller. I can proudly say I’ve been able to achieve some of my dreams.
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.
My goal here is not only to share my tips on how to travel smarter, or where to hang out in my adopted city, but also to entertain and provide a few laughs along the way. I treat every experience as if it may be my last, and so have dedicated my life to creating stories worth sharing. My black leather journal (I’m on my second!) is full of experiences such as dancing with the Massai Warriors in Africa and paragliding over the Blue Lagoon in Turkey, which I will be sharing on this space as well.
I hope you enjoy my adventures and look forward to connecting with you and hearing your stories as well!
Some of my Highlights
- Trekking to Everest Base Camp and seeing Mt Everest – Himalayas, Nepal
- Swimming with Whale sharks – Mexico
- Paragliding over the Swiss Alps – Champery, Switzerland
- Reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro on my birthday and having everyone sing at the top – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
- 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
If you would like to work with me or want a copy of my media kit, please free feel to drop me an email at [email protected]
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train” – Oscar Wild