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10 Things I Learned as a Travel Agent

July 14, 2015

The last fifteen months has been a huge period of learning for me not only personally, but from a professional perspective too.  While it wasn’t always easy, and I’ve decided to step away from that path, it gave me a greater understanding of travel, the travel industry, and how things work – and let me […]

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Open Letter to My Readers

July 6, 2015

Tap, tap, tap… is this thing still on? Is anyone still out there? On the off chance that there are still people reading this ol’ blog of mine, here is my open letter to you about where I’ve been, what’s been going on and why I’ve neglected my beloved blog for so long. The last […]

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State of the Blog

May 7, 2014

About a month and a half ago I sent out an apology.  I stated that I was on the job hunt and quite frankly suffering from writer’s block, thus there was a lack of new content on The Mellyboo Project.  Please read this state of the blog to see what’s happening. You may have noticed […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: East Africa Tour Day 4

March 28, 2014

Rrrwwoooooowrrrr! My eyes shot open. Rrrwwoooooowrrrr! As someone who has worked closely with lions, I knew that familiar sound.  It was the unmistakable sound of lions roaring.  I reached under my pillow for my iPhone and noticed it was 4:45am.  My ride was going to be picking me up at 5:20am – so I decided […]

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I owe you an apology.

March 19, 2014

Where’s Melly been?! For those of you who have been following my site – you may have noticed a lack of updates for the last 7 weeks or so.  For that, I owe you an apology.  While I have tons of content that needs to be written I have found myself in a bit of […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: East Africa Tour Day 3

January 28, 2014

“How do you like it now, assholes?”  A voice from outside my tent shouted angrily. What a lovely way to wake up! I thought to myself as I opened my eyes and looked around the dark canvas two-man tent I was sharing with my high school friend, Giancarlo.  We were in the middle of the […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: East Africa Tour Day 2

January 23, 2014

You know that saying – “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”?  Well… on days like the second day of my East Africa tour with Nomad Adventure Tours, I could completely disagree with it.  I could not get to our destination quick enough!  We were going to the freakin’ Serengeti, baby! I woke up before […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: East Africa Tour Day 1

January 20, 2014

After a four-day break in Nairobi, Kenya after my Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour with Nomad Adventure Tours, it was time to set off again on 21 more days of African adventures.  It was only my third week in Africa, and I had already crossed off a number of bucket list items – such as […]

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Learn From my Mistake: I got Malaria

January 13, 2014

My eyes opened slowly.  I gazed around the dark room of the beach hut that I was sharing with my friend from high school, Giancarlo.  My sheets and pillow were soaked with sweat.  I had that nagging feeling of nausea wash over me.  This was the fourth time that night that I had woken up […]

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California’s Calling my Name

January 6, 2014

I can see myself driving along California’s Pacific Coast Highway with the wind in my hair, the warm rays of the sun kissing my face.  I’d be cruising along those hairpin turns on the edge of a steep cliff, gazing at the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean hundreds of meters below. OR I can […]

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