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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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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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