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 […]
December 29, 2017
A Brief History of the Christmas Tree | www.melandjona.co.uk

A Brief History of the Christmas Tree

Even if you are a bit of a scrooge at Christmas, and don’t like to don your home from top to toe in sparkly things and […]
November 15, 2017

Why You Need to Visit the Magical Village of Castle Combe, UK

Castle Combe is a little village in the county of Wiltshire, tucked away unassumingly amongst the countryside. If you’ve ever watched the movie ‘The Holiday’, you’ll […]
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 […]
November 1, 2017
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Exploring the History of Gin at Bombay Sapphire Distillery

It was my birthday this month, and to celebrate we decided to take a trip to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Whitchurch. Birthday + gin = […]
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 22, 2017
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Autumn at Mottisfont House and Abbey

Mottisfont began its life as a priory back in the 13th century, but gradually over the years it has been owned and developed by several different […]
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
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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 7, 2017

All the Colours of the Rainbow at Stourhead House and Gardens, UK

When Stourhead Gardens first opened in the 1740s, it were described as a ‘living work of art’ – and it is easy to see why. Henry […]
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 30, 2017

5 Good Things

This weekend we took a trip to Wiltshire for a wander around Chippenham and to check out Castle Combe. I love Wiltshire, it’s so quaint and […]
April 23, 2017

5 Good Things

1 – Spending a beautiful sunny day in Winchester celebrating my Dad’s birthday. Wisteria everywhere! I can’t wait for our’s to bloom in the garden. 2 […]
April 23, 2017
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How to Spend 3 Days in the French Riviera

Thinking of heading to the South of France for a few days in the sun? We recently spent a long weekend in France, using Nice as our […]
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 […]