History

Sava Bonaire regatta

I started this blog when I embarked on my first solo trip to Colombia, which was my gift to myself when I was released from a long term career. Since that first adventure, I kept exploring and blogging, writing about each new place and experience. Now the focus of the blog is on life on a sailboat. Below is the history of Mel on the Go.

Adventures by Plane

August 2016: Colombia: Volunteering and touring

October 2016: Iceland. Brian and I travelled in a campervan around Iceland for 2 weeks.

Xmas and New Years ’16-17: Austria and Germany: Skiing and enjoying the cuisine and culture

January – February 2017: Nicaragua for Spanish studies and travel with friends, Brian and solo.

Spring – Summer – Fall 2017: Launching my own business in Toronto leading bike tours.

December 2017 – January 2018: Visiting South Africa and Botswana.

January-April 2018: Utila, Honduras: taking professional scuba courses.

Utila Dive Center History of Mel on the Go
Out front of Utila Dive Center

We Bought a Boat and Sailed Her

December 2018-September 2023: Living on our sailboat Sava with Brian and Domino. We’ve made it through the eastern Caribbean to Panama, through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia! Most importantly, we’re having lots of fun along the way, so we’ll keep going until we stop enjoying it or can’t do it anymore.

Brian and I on a hike in Marquesas
Brian and I on a hike in Marquesas

We Bought a New Boat!

December 2018-September 2023: We bought a catamaran! After nearly five years sailing Sava from Florida to Fiji, we’re selling her and moving on board Go. The adventures continue in New Zealand where we explored both islands by land and continue making history of Mel on the Go, now on the boat Go!

Thanks for reading the history of Mel on The Go, and stop by again as it is still being written. Let me know if you have any questions by commenting on this page!

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