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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

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  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)!!

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    • 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.

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    • 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. 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.

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  6. 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

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    • 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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


  10. Dhirendra.S.Chauhan May 7, 2021 / 2:21 pm

    You have a great site ,Mel !I am excited to read all your travel stories which inspire me to travel and share my experiences with my co-bloggers ! I am a travel enthusiast and will love to travel more after this pandemic gets past !Have a very healthy and safe life,dear!


  11. The Next Epic Trip July 5, 2021 / 8:57 am


    I simply wanted to say thank you for liking my blog posts. As a beginner in the blogging world, this means a lot to me. Also, I was soo surprised to discover we like the same quote :). I even mentioned it on my blog 😀 Every since I discovered it on a hostel’s wall in Peru, I simply loved it :).


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    • Life...One Big Adventure July 6, 2021 / 7:35 am

      Happy blogging and happy traveling. You will meet so many fabulous people when you blog. I feel like I have friends from all over the World now. Have a great day, Mel

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      • The Next Epic Trip July 6, 2021 / 7:39 am

        Thank you for your kind words, Mel 🙂 I look forward to discovering more of this world 🙂 It’s night where I’m right now 😀 Enjoy your evening, day perhaps?? Carmina

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  12. Narayan Kaudinya August 13, 2021 / 1:05 pm

    Lovely to be here Mel. I am surprised it was the first i was coming here to read about you and it is absolute pleasure to know about walking. I have walked immensely in a way and at one time just fell short of taking an Indian subcontinent walking journey, i cut it short to only the north towards Kashmir to the Karakoram.

    Thanks so much for letting me be here
    Nara x

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