• The Countdown Begins!

    The Countdown Begins!

    It’s happening! This Thursday, I’m flying from Toronto to Bogotá for 16 glorious days. Mosey on over to my Instagram page for photo updates throughout my journey! ...

  • Postcards from the North Island, New Zealand

    Postcards from the North Island, New Zealand

    New Zealand is more than snow-capped mountains, glaciers and Queenstown parties. Typically, travellers fly into Auckland and head straight to the South Island, lured by promises of outdoor adventure a...

  • Where in the world is Melissa To and Fro?

    Where in the world is Melissa To and Fro?

    Only 26 days in and I’m finally living up to my New Year’s Resolution – WRITE MORE! My blog and freelance writing have taken a back seat to my latest endeavor – cultivating a (...

  • H of the Month: Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriott

    H of the Month: Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriott

    Welcome to my new column H of the Month – a monthly wrap-up featuring great hotels, hostels, homestays, holiday rentals and more where I’ve had the pleasure of checking into. Every month, ...

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The Countdown Begins!

travel to Colombia

It’s happening! This Thursday, I’m flying from Toronto to Bogotá for 16 glorious days. Mosey on over to my Instagram page for photo updates throughout my journey! Read More »

Postcards from the North Island, New Zealand

Untouched beaches dot the coastline towards Cape Reinga

New Zealand is more than snow-capped mountains, glaciers and Queenstown parties. Typically, travellers fly into Auckland and head straight to the South Island, lured by promises of outdoor adventure and epic peaks of proportion. Well, listen up! The North Island is a real gem with surprises around every corner, followed by (you guessed it!) sheep after sheep after sheep. The ... Read More »

Where in the world is Melissa To and Fro?

Where in the world is Melissa To and Fro

Only 26 days in and I’m finally living up to my New Year’s Resolution – WRITE MORE! My blog and freelance writing have taken a back seat to my latest endeavor – cultivating a (totally amazing) career in public relations. And while I love my job, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of 9-5 life. 2014 is all ... Read More »

H of the Month: Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls Ontario

Welcome to my new column H of the Month – a monthly wrap-up featuring great hotels, hostels, homestays, holiday rentals and more where I’ve had the pleasure of checking into. Every month, I’ll give you the inside scoop on some of the best accommodation options around the world and for every budget. Check it out and check in! If you’re ... Read More »

Social Boracay (on a budget!)

white beach boracay philippines

Forget Kuta and the islands of Thailand, there’s a new party island in South East Asia. Flashpackers and budget travellers rejoice, Boracay is quickly becoming the newest social hot spot. The 10.32 km2 island paradise is the most popular travel destination in the Philippines, which is a huge feat considering there are over 7,100 islands in the archipelago. Local and international ... Read More »