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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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The Most Beautiful Beaches in New Zealand’s Far North

August 13, 2015

It’s no secret that I spent the majority of the year 2012 being a beach bum in New Zealand’s Far North – an area of the country very few people – both tourists and Kiwi’s alike – ever explore. In fact, after speaking with travellers who’ve been to New Zealand, very few, if any ever […]

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9 Ways to Annoy a Travel Agent

August 7, 2015

In the wake of the success of my post about things I learned being a travel agent, I thought I would enlighten you with a number of ways you can annoy a travel agent. During my 15-month stint, there was no shortage of annoying people coming in or calling into the shop.   I just wish […]

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There’s No Right or Wrong Way to Travel

July 30, 2015

Over the last number of years I’ve spent travelling around the world, blogging and working in the travel industry, I’ve come across a particular type of traveller who seems to rub me the wrong way. You’ve likely encountered them at one point or another during your own travels. They’re the know-it-alls, the one-uppers and the […]

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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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