i’m mel. i like music, food (especially pizza), and traveling – preferably some sort of combo of that.

how to be a tourist is a rambling of my travel experiences. my motto is, travel, eat, drink, explore, write, repeat. the word ‘tourist’ always seems to have a negative connotation. but why does it have to? i mean the very definition of a tourist is someone who travels to a destination other than your own home. just be a good tourist – one who explores, respects the culture and the environment, and be kind.

this blog is a tool to help me remember the places i’ve seen, but it’s also a tool to help you plan out the places you will see. and so that you won’t make the same mistakes i made. think of me as your very own travel guinea pig. so hopefully, you can find at least one useful tip while reading my blog. i hope you enjoy reading this as much as i enjoy writing it for you.

Upcoming trips:


Next up on the blog:

November 2021 – Dubai/Abu Dhabi

November 2021 – Maldives


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