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A Shitty Situation: Food Poisoning while Travelling

June 22, 2017

You would think that after someone has been hospitalized for life-threatening food poisoning while travelling, that they would be a bit more conscious of what they’re eating. Apparently, I don’t learn from my mistakes. Melbourne Hospital Visits- Food Poisoning the Maiden Voyage I shared my experience with contracting campylobacter enteritis back in the early days […]

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Travelling During Times of Conflict

May 15, 2017

In this day in age, travelling during times of conflict can be downright frightening. The Western news media has painted such a dark portrait of places like The Middle East, or even some places in Europe.  Personally, I haven’t let it stop me from travelling – I’ve always been of the mindset that bad things […]

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Jordan packing guide for women

Jordan Packing Guide for Women

May 8, 2017

When the opportunity arose for Kris and I to attend a friend’s wedding in Jordan last October, we knew we couldn’t say no. For myself, I’ve regarded Jordan as one of those bucket-list destinations that I wasn’t sure I’d ever get the opportunity to visit for myself. As the date approached I started to actually […]

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Meeting Online Friends In Real Life

May 1, 2017

Since I began my blog back in 2010, I’ve accumulated my fair share of online friends. These have mostly been other travel bloggers, whom I’ve been able to connect with on a personal level, through a shared interest in travelling, and blogging about our experiences. It’s a funny dichotomy, growing up in this day in […]

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Cruising

Cruising: I didn’t Hate It! (but likely wont go again anytime soon)

April 11, 2017

Cruising is something I always told myself I would never do. I didn’t ever see the appeal of getting on a giant floating city with 2000+ other people, arrive into a port city, fight your way off the crowded ship, only get 6-10 hours in the port, fight your way back to the crowded ship […]

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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: An Ode to Simo

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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