loki the rescue dog

Introducing Loki the Rescue Dog

February 17, 2017

For those of you who follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may already know what I’m about to say… but Kris and I started out 2017 by getting a dog!  I’d like to introduce you guys to Loki the Rescue Dog! We had been on the hunt to adopt the perfect dog for us and […]

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2016 year in review

2016 Year in Review: The highlights!

January 10, 2017

I don’t know how many times I have to repeat it… but I know I’ve been neglectful of ye’ olde blog.  I even missed announcing my 6th Anniversary of [over?]sharing with the internet!  Alas –I’m going to do something I haven’t done in quite a while – my year in review post.  2016 turned out […]

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The Whole 30 Experience: an honest review

October 26, 2016

Stepping away from the usual travel talk for this one.  This summer was spent indulging a little too much – we did a lot of drinking with friends, and more than our fair share of eating all the delicious noms.  I definitely had my fair share of naughty foods while I spent a week at […]

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Master Your Mission 2016

September 20, 2016

Longtime no post, amigos! What a crazy year 2016 has been! Since I last posted I’ve been: working hard at building my photography business – Melissa Shearer Photography (website still to come) volunteering as one of the coordinators for the Toronto chapter of Travel Massive volunteering on the advertising and marketing committee for the Markham Fair […]

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Sometimes Life isn’t Fair

April 19, 2016

Sometimes life isn’t fair. About a month ago, I woke from a wonderful sleep at my boyfriend’s cottage. He had gotten up to stoke the fire, put on the kettle and start breakfast for his parents and us. In an early morning, half-awake daze, I reached over to my phone on the bedside table, and […]

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Life is what’s happened

March 14, 2016

It’s been pretty quiet on the blog front. Normally, I would apologize and feel as though I would have to give my reasoning for what’s been keeping me from blogging, but to be quite honest, the answer is life. Life is what’s happened and I’m not going to apologize for that. Since my last post, […]

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Happy 5th Birthday, The Mellyboo Project!

November 13, 2015

If you asked me 5 years ago if I knew what I was going to be doing with my life, if I would’ve settled down and had it all figured out by now, I probably would’ve said, “in 5 years? I had better have it all figured out!” But life’s a funny thing. I’m pretty […]

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Tips for Mountain Gorilla Trekking

September 15, 2015

Do you ever think back on memorable experiences from past travels and they simultaneously feel as though they happened just yesterday AND forever ago?  That is exactly how I feel when I think back on my experience high in the rainforest mountains of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It was one of the highlights of […]

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48 Hours in San Diego

September 2, 2015

Before I became a travel agent and went on an unintentional 15month blogging hiatus, I spoke fondly about the trip my boyfriend and I were taking to celebrate our first anniversary. We were California bound and set to explore the open highway and take in the sights from San Diego, east through Palm Desert, then […]

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10 Ways to get your Travel Agent to Love You

August 25, 2015

I’ve spilled 10 things I’ve learned as a travel agent, and 9 ways to annoy a travel agent… but what about you kindhearted people out there who can actually see the value in travel agents? How do you get your travel agent on your side, so that they will appreciate you as a client, just […]

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