Thursday, 22 November 2018

Black Friday Deals for New Bloggers

If you're like me and blogging is mainly a hobby or you are just starting out then you probably don't want to spend a huge amount on it.

I still blog using Blogger despite reading countless posts saying 'self-hosted is best'. I am 100% sure it is but I am in that funny phase of deciding whether I am going to push this more before I go for that option. Whilst I want to make my blog better all the time (who doesn't?), I am very limited on what I am able / willing to spend on it.

Black Friday seems like the ideal time to spend some money on improving my blog and Instagram efforts so I thought I'd give you the lowdown of the deals I have got my eye on right now.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

10 weirdest things you'll see in Tokyo, Japan

Japan is the most weird and wonderful place I have visited and I've got to say that Tokyo definitely tops the rest of the country for bonkers behaviour.

Guys, these things have to be seen in real life to be believed. In no particular order, here are the 10 weirdest things you will see in Tokyo!

Monday, 12 November 2018

Reverse Culture Shock: What It's Like Moving Home

Moving Home

It's been two months since we moved back home after living abroad in Singapore. I can't even explain how quickly the time as gone! I thought I would write a quick update on 'repat life' and how it feels to be returning to the UK after living overseas.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

How I afford to travel and how you can too

Travel all the time

The number one question I have been asked since I started Melis Living and moved to Singapore is how can you afford to travel so much and for so long?

In 2018 we have visited 10 countries, taken 22 flights and had a ruddy good time. I want to caveat this guide by saying I am aware how lucky I am and not everyone can afford to travel all the time. I hope you will read this in the manner it is intended which is a little guide on the sacrifices I make to save up so I can afford to travel to as many places as possible. This is not a boast at all, I am writing this in my fluffy pyjamas living a very non-glamorous life in the UK in full on 'saving mode'!

I see so many social media posts and quotes saying 'quit your job and do what you love' but it's just not that easy and most of us have to work and save madly to afford to visit the places we lust after. Read on to find out what small changes I have made over the years to build up enough savings to see some amazing places and make unforgettable memories.