I am a mad-keen traveler. Nothing unusual about that of course – I suspect we are a common breed. However over the last few years I have discovered, perhaps re-discovered, a passion for adventures as opposed to holidays.

The highlights so far…

I love the idea of getting out into the world rather than absorbing it through a car window or from the balcony at a 5-star resort.  Yes, I could do those sort of things too and there is nothing wrong with them, but they are not for me.

I love that Mark Twain quote:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

It truly captures the way I want to live my life.

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Heading west to Santiago de Compostela – 2014

It won’t always be perfect I am sure, but I will do my best to live it the best way I can.

This blog is about trying to capture special memories, interesting people and places, near disasters and ‘ah ha’ moments all related to my travels.

Happy Anniversary to me! I have been blogging for over two years now! Thanks so much for your support and for joining me on my trips down Memory Lane.


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  1. Couldn’t agree with you more Mel, although the only couple of times in my life I had a 5-star experience I was on business trips for the company, so I can’t say if I would enjoy them much if I was paying for them myself. I tend to put the little money I have left on cycling adventures rather than just toasting my white ass under the sun, or shall I say burning it, as unlike those who have 50 shades of grey I can only manage 50 shades of red.
    Thanks for the comment on my Warmshowers’ post in my cycling blog.


    1. Thanks Louise. Yes, those long haul flights are a mongrel, but I just try to keep focused on the adventure that awaits me at the end! Nepal is amazing and I can’t wait to return one day. I am not sure I can tackle those mountains, but never say never, eh?! Mel


        1. I agree, but I have decided that I am a long distance walker that likes a solid roof over their head, a shower of some sort and a cold beer at the end of each day!! I imagine that may be a bit harder to find in the Himalayas! Yes, I am getting soft in my old age! 😉

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  2. Hi, Mel – Glad to meet you here. My husband and I are currently planning our next Camino adventure – this time on the Via Francigena. We look forward to reading your posts about your adventures on that walk. We will also undoubtedly have questions for you!

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  3. Mel! This quote says it all. Love your sense of adventure. I need to dig up your post on the Camino….I plan on doing the full 40 days as soon as I retire….coming soon. I look forward to that day! Thank you for all of your comments and support on the blog!

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