Wadi Rum Magic

Wadi Rum Magic I had the great luck of going to Jordan about two weeks before the pandemic shut the world down in 2020. Although we are living with relative normalcy again, whenever I think about this trip over the last two years, it feels very odd to think about how freely we were moving […]

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Magical Guatemala

Magical Guatemala Although the photo is grainy (and is the ONLY sign that this picture wasn’t taken yesterday ), I love it because I can still feel that moment. I was thirty and on a trip around Belize and Guatemala with G Adventures. I was in love with Central America (and still am). I loved […]

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The True A-Hole of Canada

Sunset with streaming clouds on a lake looking at an island.

The True A-Hole of Canada When I was 18, I lived in Jasper, Alberta. It was very easy to be intoxicated by the mountains – they had such an obvious beauty and presence that was beyond what I had experienced growing up in Ontario. As things go at that age, I had an on-again off-again, […]

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10 Pay-it-Forward Holiday Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Traveller

Travel Writer and (outdoor enthusiast) Doug O’Neill stopped by FLY Travel Radio for our annual holiday show. Make sure to check out Doug’s book picks for 2020 at https://bit.ly/387uOrM and listen to our interview here: https://bit.ly/37rNL9D). 10 Pay-it-Forward Holiday Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Traveller by Doug O’Neill Outdoor travel was trending throughout 2020 and chances […]

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Great Holiday Books for Adventurers

Travel Writer and (outdoor enthusiast) Doug O’Neill stopped by FLY Travel Radio for our annual show about his favourite books of 2020.  The suggestions below are the perfect gift for the adventure seeker or traveler in your life! Doug also gives some fabulous ideas for holiday gifts (or anytime gifts) for the outdoor lover on […]

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Introducing Melissa Rodway

Melissa Rodway

This is me in the early morning hours in Nepal, about to hit the trail for part of the Annapurna Circuit. We had just woken up to some beautiful chanting coming from the valley below. Many have said that I am in my element in this photo. That could very well be true…

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Introducing the FLY Travel Radio Podcast

Melissa is speaking into a red microphone in a sound booth, she has headphones on and is reading from a paper. There is a computer screen in the background as well as a soundboard.

This is a snapshot of what it was like when FLY used to air at 6am on Saturday mornings at CIUT 89.5FM. FLYing Through the Airwaves When I was little, I used to think there was someone inside the radio. That was how the music got out, with the announcer being somewhere inside that box. […]

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The FLY Travel Radio Podcast…Tune in!

Melissa in an orange wig holding a microphone. She is standing outside, interviewing on Church Street in Toronto for Hallowe'en. She has Ziggy Stardust behind her and someone dressed as a rotary telephone in front of her.

 Welcome to the complete FLY Travel Radio Podcast collection where you can hear every episode, starting from my first interview up to the one I just did last week. With over 150 shows, you will find everything from inspiring travel stories to unique business ideas to lives lived off-the-beaten-path to over the top adventures […]

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The FLY Travel Blog

Melissa Rodway - standing in front of a sign that says FLY. It is a summer day, and there are bikes on either side of Melissa and the sign.

I have always loved to write. As a kid, nothing would make me happier than to go down to the local card store on a beautiful summer day, and pick out a box of pretty writing paper. I would sit on our porch, basking in the sunshine, writing letter after letter to friends away on […]

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