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Name: MELANIE aka QUEENIE
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Website: www.instagram.com/mellemel8/
Join Date: January 15, 2007
Contributions: mellemel8 has written about 504 places, shared 13,469 photos, left 11,571 comments, and smiled 10,289 times.
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Travel Plans
Nepal
dream destination
Backpacking EBC circuit or Annapurna Circuit
Svalbard
dream destination
ONE OF MY "TOP 10". I WANNA PLAY WITH THE POLAR BEARS.
Easter Island, Chile
dream destination
ONE OF MY "TOP 10".
» see all 21 future travel and dream destinations
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
ENGLISH(MELANNESE :P), TAGALOG(IF I FEEL LIKE IT :P), SPANISH(TO GET BY), AND IN THE PROCESS OF LEARNING HEBREW.
Interests
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
* HIKING WITH MY FRIENDS UP MT. SINAI, EGYPT AT 2AM TO WATCH THE SUN RISE
* SKYDIVING IN VEGAS FOR MY "HMMM" BDAY :P
* HANGING OUT WITH A BUNCH OF DRUNK SCOTS TIL 12AM WHILE I WAIT FOR MY TAXI IN GLASGOW
* ISRAEL
* NEW YEARS EVE IN HONG KONG
* FLYING ON A HELICOPTER THEN LANDING ON A GLACIER IN ALASKA
* CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN NORWAY
* VEGAS MEETUP ON APRIL 2008 WITH AMAZING 17 TBs
* SWIMMING WITH THE SEA LIONS, PACIFIC GREEN SEA TURTLES, AND PENGUINS AT THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
* STANDING ON THE EQUATOR IN ECUADOR
* SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS IN CABO, MEXICO
* MAUI WITH MY CRAZY GIRLZ 2008
* DRIVING IN A BLIZZARD IN ARIZONA
* VEGAS TO AZ ROAD TRIP WITH 3 CRAZY TBs
* CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE TO ANTARCTICA AND LIVE TO TALK ABOUT IT
* HAVING A SHOT OF VODKA IN A BAR IN ANTARCTICA
* BEING A PART OF A GIANT PILLOW FIGHT IN MIDDLE OF STREET IN SAN DIEGO, CA.
* EATING HUGE GREEN MUSSELS IN NEW ZEALAND
* BUNGY JUMPING AT THE BIRTHPLACE AT KAWARAU BRIDGE IN QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND
* COMPLETED ALL 7 CONTINENTS ENDING IT WITH SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
* STONEHENGE!!!
* WHALE WATCHING AT JUNEAU, ALASKA & SAW A POD OF ORCAS
* SAW A BALD EAGLE SWOOP DOWN TO CATCH A FISH @ KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
* ROCK CLIMBING/REPELLING @ TONGASS NATIONAL PARK IN SKAGWAY, ALASKA
* VISITING LOVELY PRAGUE
* VISITING LOVELY BUDAPEST
* SPENDING A JEWISH HOLIDAY, SUKKOT WITH A BUNCH OF CRAZY RUSSIAN JEWS IN SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
* SPENDING HALLOWEEN ON A 3 DAY CRUISE ON DEAD OF THE DAY
* MY FIRST SOLO TRAVELING ON MY 40TH COUNTRY TO PERU AND HIKING MACHU PICCHU ON MY 40TH BIRTHDAY
* BACKPACKING THE "W" TREK @ TORRE DEL PAINE - PATAGONIA CHILE
* NORTHERN LIGHTS AT ICELAND
Profile
"44 COUNTRIES AND 7 CONTINENTS....I AM NOT DONE OR SLOWING DOWN!!!!"

"THERE IS NO LOVE MORE SINCERE THAN THE LOVE OF FOOD"
- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

SO MANY COUNTRIES TO SEE, SO LITTLE TIME. I AM FROM LOS ANGELES, CA. I MOVED TO VEGAS IN 2006. I AM A "FOODIE". I WOULD WATCH THE FOOD NETWORK OR TRAVEL CHANNEL, TAKE NOTES AND PICK COUNTRIES FROM THERE.

WHEN I TRAVEL I LOVE TO TALK TO LOCALS, EAT LOCAL FOODS, AND TRY TO HANG OUT OUTSIDE THE "TOURIST TRAPS" AND LEARN DIFFERENT CULTURES. I DON'T WASTE MY TIME SHOPPING.

COMPLETE MY "TOP 10":

1) GALAPAGOS ISLANDS *DONE
2) ANTARCTICA *DONE
3) ALASKA *DONE
4) ISRAEL *DONE
5) EGYPT *DONE
6) GREECE *DONE
7) SVALBARD/SPITSBERGEN
8) GREENLAND
9) ICELAND *DONE
10) EASTER ISLAND
vulindlela says:
Happy Birthday!
Posted on: Oct 05, 2017
sanfoodie says:
Great travel history, polish it further by visiting India. Great place for everyone especially foodies. I share this trait of yours dear.
Do plan India.
Posted on: Mar 04, 2017
pepe88 says:
Ciao :)
Posted on: Feb 09, 2017
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mellemel8's Travel Blogs

BIG BEAR LAKE, CA 2009
Aug 28, 2009 – Aug 30, 2009
RJ(RJ82) and i drove down to Big Bear Lake, California to visit Wendy(travelngirl) for the weekend. We wanted to escape the VEG…
Overview 3,077 words 156 45 119
Aug 14, 2009 – Aug 17, 2009
I went on a 4 day weekend trip with RJ(RJ82) and I's hiking group, The Lost Hikers to Grand Canyon NORTH RIM, Arizona USA …
Overview 8,685 words 321 70 126
This blog was featured on Friday August 21st, 2009
THE BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDEN 2009
Jan 15, 2009 – Jun 17, 2009
My photo collections of my favorite spots to visit. This occurs 5 times a year. The start of the garden is always "chinese new …
Overview 1,290 words 101 3 12
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mellemel8's Travel Reviews

Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This is entertaining. i did not know the palazzo had this. this is another tip i can add of my "…
Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Encore just opened in on October 2008. this is such an elegant hotel. do not expect cheap meals …
Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
I dragged my cousins for some ice cream. this is the place to forget your diet. although this is…