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  1. Mark Hoddinott March 29, 2016 / 5:37 am

    Very proud and impressed with your newest ‘adventure’ – congratulations on your blog Mel


  2. lue March 29, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    So glad you are doing this blog Melanie. I will follow you with avid interest (and envy)!!


    • Life...One Big Adventure March 29, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      I will never be able to match your list of adventures Lue. You should be the one blogging – not me! xx


  3. rosswall May 8, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Great read Mel. Look forward to hearing al, about your Portuguese adventure.


    • Life...One Big Adventure October 27, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. I am really enjoying sharing my experiences with fellow travelers. There is are just so many wonderful things to experience out in the big, wide world.

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  4. Cathrine Waters December 29, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing more of the world vicariously!


  5. Fish Tanks June 4, 2017 / 4:46 am

    I really enjoyed reading this Post. Keep up your good Work.


  6. marktravelnotes May 22, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    The Camino is a great walk. I did it in 2014. The journey helped change my life.


  7. Paulo June 11, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    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.


  8. The Year I Touched My Toes March 6, 2019 / 10:21 pm

    HI Mel, The Camino is on our list in the mean time we’re stuck on Nepal. Less flight time is one factor! Look forward to exploring some of your back posts. Louise


    • Life...One Big Adventure March 7, 2019 / 7:34 am

      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


      • The Year I Touched My Toes March 7, 2019 / 5:34 pm

        No Mel never say never – it was the last thing I ever imagined I would do. People that have known me for a long time can’t believe the Trainer got me there. Louise

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        • Life...One Big Adventure March 8, 2019 / 7:30 am

          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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  9. Retirement Reflections March 8, 2019 / 12:46 am

    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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  10. pam@ichoosethis September 20, 2019 / 11:49 am

    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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    • Life...One Big Adventure September 20, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks Pam. I warn you! Caminos are addictive! I am planning my fourth next year! Happy to answer any questions. Have a great day, Mel

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      • pam@ichoosethis September 20, 2019 / 8:34 pm

        I will definitely reach out….the Portuguese version sounds interesting too.

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  11. Life...One Big Adventure September 21, 2019 / 8:36 am

    Yes, the Caminho Portuguese is very beautiful especially taking the coastal route from Porto up. Reading some Facebook forums it seems that there is an increasing incidence of unwanted attention directed at females walking on their own. I certainly didn’t experience that, but I guess you can’t be too careful. Happy planning/dreaming! Mel


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