International Mel

International Mel
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  • Top Ten Cheap Thrills in Nicaragua Expat Blog Awards 2013 Nicaragua is a thrilling place. It’s a stunningly beautiful country with a nice mix of adventure opportunities, beautiful beaches and vibrant cities. The locals are friendly, it is reasonably inexpensive and, if you look for it, there is culture... Expat Blog Awards 2013: Nicaragua Gold Award!

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Website Reviews » There are 31 reviews on International Mel

20:31 PM September 24, 2013

Great site!

05:48 AM September 26, 2013

Mel is such an inspiration. She is living life as it should be lived and I love her fearless nature and thirst for adventure. I hope I can take after her one day and am so happy she shares her incredible stories!

Robin Partin
05:56 AM September 26, 2013

I love hearing of the travel news and unexpected surprises. From Turtle duty to rubber trees, each entry is new and interesting. Keep up the great updates!

06:27 AM September 26, 2013

What an inspiration! I love your insight and wit! Can't wait to read about Nicaragua.

06:52 AM September 26, 2013

Funny travel posts in amazing places!

Miss Michelle
06:58 AM September 26, 2013

I enjoy reading about I Mel's adventures.

Levi's Mom
13:19 PM September 26, 2013

I want to be just like Mel when I grow up. A true inspiration.

14:55 PM September 26, 2013

Way to go, Mel! Armchair touring has never been more fun and informative.

15:42 PM September 26, 2013

Mel is the most amazing woman I know. She is following her dreams and I envy her for that. You go girl! Your SoCal girls want to come and visit!!!!

18:44 PM September 26, 2013

We will all be living vicariously through you, Mel. Congrats on your fabulous blog! All my best...

12:21 PM September 27, 2013

Mel's blog is engaging, thoughtful, insightful and often humorous. She approaches her adventures with just the right combination of daring and respect for all that the world and its occupants have to offer.

22:41 PM September 27, 2013

It is fun to hear of all of Mel's plans and I am really looking forward to sharing her experiences via this blog!

00:55 AM September 28, 2013

Accurate, useful information for international travelers who want more than the typical "tourist trap" destination guide. An insightful look into the true cultural side of various travel destinations and how to truly get the most out of a visit.

Talar Coursey
06:19 AM September 28, 2013

Great blog! Live hearing about the great adventures!

22:35 PM October 21, 2013

See the world with Mel. Her past travel experiences can only make her latest travel adventures that much more interesting and rewarding. This desktop traveler chooses to live vicariously through Mel!

06:01 AM November 16, 2013

Love the post on socially aware travel - that is an excellent idea for all travelers, in all developing countries! Thanks for the idea and I will look for similar in my area. Cheers!

Mo Mentum
03:49 AM November 19, 2013

I really enjoy this blog because of its overall insight into traveling. Enjoy the posts from Nicaragua to Hong Kong! Really great stuff, thank you!

06:27 AM November 22, 2013

Mel's blog inspires me to jump out of my comfort zone and to truly start checking out this planet. Well done Mel!

Marie Rose
16:44 PM November 26, 2013

For the over 40 solo female traveler, this blog is an excellent resource. Inspiring and informational. Go Mel!

23:14 PM December 01, 2013

Mel's living the life I wish I could... And I'm always riveted by her blog... Her insights, her experiences, and her witty take on the world make me wish I was ther with her. More posts Mel... Love living vicariously through you!

23:46 PM December 01, 2013

Interesting blog about interesting places!!f

23:58 PM December 01, 2013

This is a fabulous blog that has opened my eyes to a whole new view of Central America and of the benefits of travel. it is astounding how much I learn from each blog post and both the photos and the writing are first rate. I have started forwarding Mel's blog to my friends because it is so uniquely fascinating and all the comments have been wonderful. ' I just hope Mel keeps this going because I am addicted to reading these amazing entries.

06:32 AM December 02, 2013

Mel, thanks for your thoughtful commentary which is a breath of fresh air compared to the bleatings here is the US where most complain about their 1st world problems. I've created a new realm of possibility to be a kid again so enjoy life. YOLO.

21:58 PM December 02, 2013

It is impossible to say anything negative about Mel or her blog. She's a sweetheart, writes extremely well, and is very observant. For those of us who hate to travel, she's a wonder.

03:43 AM December 03, 2013

Such an inspiring and entertaining read! Love the ability to escape through these posts and think of my next dream trip!

05:04 AM December 03, 2013

I've experienced Nicaragua vicariously through reading Mel's blogs. Great blogger....very informative and has a good sense of humor. I look forward to reading about her future travels in Central America.

15:27 PM December 03, 2013

Great Blog. Like the social responsibility aspects. This will appeal to all travelers not just those in Central America

15:36 PM December 03, 2013

I don't travel as much as I used to, so I find Mel's essays of great interest, especially when she writes of the various cuisines. Long may the essays continue.

06:19 AM December 04, 2013

Mel, your advice and reflections are invaluable. I so enjoy reading your interesting and witty remarks while you travel. Keep it up!!

Karl & Sharon Knapp
17:16 PM December 04, 2013

We met Mel in Boca Grande this summer. She was volunteering for the Turtle Patrol, keeping those little turtles safe. What an interesting person, so glad we met. Look forward to reading her blog and following her travels.

Tami Goldmann
21:59 PM December 08, 2013

Love Mel’s blog! I’m captivated by her experiences and can’t wait to read her next post. She’s more than a just tourist but becomes one with the culture daring to explore areas with the locals. Her adventures are profoundly entertaining and go well beyond the average tourist blog (or food review not that hers aren’t good too). By writing this blog, she’s introducing us to new cultures, new experiences, her fears and triumphs… giving us a glimpse into a new society as if we were right beside her. What a lovely gift allowing us to participate in this extraordinary life she’s living. Bravo Mel!

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