January 7, 2018
Ethereal Sol Duc Falls & Why You Must Visit | www.melandjona.co.uk

The Ethereal Nature of Sol Duc Falls & Why You Must Visit

NATURAL BEAUTY Do you remember how I gushed over the beauty and ethereal quality of the Hoh Rainforest not all that long ago? Well, I have to […]
November 8, 2017
Autumn at Stourhead House and Gardens | www.melandjona.co.uk

All the Colours of the Rainbow at Stourhead – Autumn Edition

I’m going to apologise in advance, because there are a lot of images in this post! I’m also going to apologise for any desperate urges to get up […]
October 22, 2017

5 Good Things

Last week was my birthday weekend, this week saw mine and Jona’s 13 year anniversary weekend, so October’s a pretty good month for us! Next up […]
October 8, 2017

Lunch at The Pig Brockenhurst

Last weekend we had lunch at The Pig, a beautiful rustic restaurant in Brockenhurst. We had been given glowing recommendations of this place by friends, and […]
October 1, 2017

The Enchantment of the Hoh Rain Forest

I first stumbled across the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park after seeing a picture on Pinterest of towering trees dripping with fluffy green moss, shrouded […]
September 17, 2017
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jasper National Park | www.melandjona.co.uk

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jasper National Park

I’m not gonna lie, Jasper National Park is by far one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. It absolutely blew us away with […]
September 3, 2017
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Abandoned Train – Somewhere on the Outskirts of Whistler, CA

If you go down to the Canadian woods today – you’re in for a big surprise! Nestled amongst the trees, deep in the woodland outside of […]
August 14, 2017
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Why Gastown, Vancouver should be on your list of places to visit

When we visited Vancouver, we thought that we would dip into Gastown for an hour or two to take some pictures and that would be it. […]
August 6, 2017
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Visiting Vancouver’s Suspension Bridges

I have a bit of a love affair with suspension bridges, I’ll admit. It all started in New Zealand and the atmospheric bridges you could find […]
July 30, 2017
12 things you must not miss in Vancouver | www.melandjona.co.uk

10 Things You Must See in Vancouver, CA

It feels like Vancouver is the city that has it all – clean, modern streets, quirky culture, mountains, forests and even beaches! It’s regularly voted one […]
July 16, 2017
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Oxford’s Hidden Gem – Scriptum

It’s scary to think that we almost walked past the fine stationery store Scriptum when we were last in Oxford. It stands as a rather unassuming […]
July 3, 2017
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A New Look for Mel and Jona

Hi folks! So you might have noticed that things are looking a little different around here recently… That’s because we have had a total overhaul of […]
July 1, 2017
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Experiencing History Live at Warwick Castle, UK

When you think of a fairytale castle, chances are, something similar to the breathtaking Warwick Castle will come to mind. Originally built back in 1068 by William the […]
June 12, 2017
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5 Good Things

1 – Walking into work a couple of days this week and winding through a beautiful cemetery with this lovely little church building.2 – Finding Merlin […]
June 4, 2017

5 Good Things

Summer is officially here!! It’s been so warm and lovely this week, and I’ve been soaking up all the sunshine I can get! 1 – This […]
June 4, 2017
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Why you need to visit Old Harry Rocks, Dorset, UK

South Coast Gem We have lived just under 2 hours away from Old Harry Rocks for the past 8 years, and have only just visited it […]
May 28, 2017
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Discovering History at Corfe Castle, UK

Following our trip to Tyneham Village, the old abandoned village in Dorset, we headed a little further back along the coast to the historic Corfe Castle […]
May 22, 2017
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Tyneham – The Abandoned Wartime Village of Dorset

Tyneham Village Nestled on the Jurassic Coast, at the end of a long, winding road, lies a little abandoned village, locked in a suspended state, forever frozen […]
May 7, 2017
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5 Good Things

This weekend we spent more time exploring our home country, with a drive down to the coastal county of Dorset on the Jurassic Coast. 1. Spending […]
May 7, 2017
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10 Things to See on the Isle of Wight, UK

10 Things to See on the Isle of Wight We both grew up on the Isle of Wight, and met there as teenagers, so the island […]
April 9, 2017
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Exploring Nice, The French Riviera

We recently spent a long weekend in the French Riviera, and we chose Nice to be our base for the trip. Nice sits right in between […]
April 1, 2017
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Kew Gardens – The Best Bits

Kew Gardens is a place that we have been wanting to visit for a while. With our affinity and passion for all things green, we knew it […]
March 26, 2017
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The Quaint Beauty of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, UK Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. You know the one, from that Hovis advert! Well ok, I actually didn’t know about it before Jona surprised […]
March 7, 2017
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How to Spend a Day in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset In between our big trips abroad to those exotic and far-flung continents, we love to spend time exploring our home country, the UK. […]
February 26, 2017

New Zealand’s Northlands & Bay of Islands

New Zealand’s Northlands For the final part of our epic 2 week New Zealand road trip, we took a day out to explore the Northlands, located […]
February 12, 2017

Exploring New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Peninsula When we told family and friends that we were heading to New Zealand and would be exploring the north island, one place came up […]
February 11, 2017

The Magic of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Having seen many beautiful images of the mysterious Waitomo glowworm caves on Pinterest, we knew that this was something we couldn’t miss during our time on […]
February 8, 2017
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A Hobbit’s Journey – Exploring the Hobbiton Movie Set, NZ

What can I say? If you like Lord of the Rings, or anything vaguely quaint and a bit magical, you will love the Hobbiton movie set […]
February 5, 2017

The Road to Rotorua – Travelling from South to North New Zealand

The day finally arrived that we had to leave the exotic wilderness of New Zealand’s South Island to venture onto the more densely populated North Island. Interislander […]
January 22, 2017

2016 Travel Highlights

Hi guys! We are officially 3 weeks into 2017, and here’s hoping for a happy, healthy, adventure-filled year ahead! We just thought it would be nice […]