Julien Melissas

Julien Melissas

I'm a Web Developer, Foodie, and Music Lover/Maker living in Asheville, NC. Sometimes I blog. I make things on the web at Craftpeak & JM Labs.


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Nomading 2016: I suck at travel blogging – London & Berlin

Posted on June 20th, 2017.

I just realized that I never finished my blog series on traveling at the end of 2016. I had lots of fun for the rest of the trip, and while I got a little sick, it was awesome to hang out with my best friend Lewis in a totally new place! We also stayed with […]

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Nomading 2016: Days 10 & 11 – Portuguese Craft Beer/London Bound

Posted on December 30th, 2016.

Infinitely less exciting than renting a motorcycle, but still awesome, I made the last day in Portugal about their craft beer offerings. Then I had to leave that beautiful place and get to London! I know I haven’t written in a while, and I’m sorry for that, but here’s to me eventually getting on track…   […]

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Nomading 2016: Days 8 & 9 – Motorcycle Trip

Posted on December 23rd, 2016.

A BMW F700 GS, a good friend/riding buddy, and 400km of open Portuguese road. The next morning I did it all again, and then got some work done.

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Nomading 2016: Days 6 & 7 – Hello Lisbon!

Posted on December 21st, 2016.

The terrible layover was worth it. The Porto airport started bustling and I went to get a shot of espresso and it was €1 – THAT is what I’m used to for some european ‘spro shots. I realized it was gonna be a great leg of the trip as soon as we were leaving Porto and I SAW […]

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Nomading 2016: Day 5 – Bye Reykjavík!

Posted on December 18th, 2016.

I got up early once again for a last adventure: a visit to Reykjavík’s naturally heated pools with some new friends, and then on the way to the airport! And then on the way to another airport! To endure the WORST LAYOVER EVER. To then go to another airport.   Laugardalslaug – The Reykjavík Public Pools I met a […]

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Nomading 2016: Day 4 – Heading Back/Where to Next?

Posted on December 16th, 2016.

A quick drive through the Golden Circle, and making plans to head somewhere completely different: Lisbon, Portugal.

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Nomading 2016: Day 3 – Road Trip

Posted on December 15th, 2016.

On this road trip I found out you can’t just go to Reykjavík and leave it at that. The real beauty of Iceland is in the countryside, and it’s a big place, so you’ve got to do a lot of driving. Luckily, I like driving. Keep in mind, I decided to take these two days […]

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Nomading 2016: Day 2 – Making Friends

Posted on December 14th, 2016.

As someone who's never traveled in a hostel - I'm finding it's a perfect place to start meeting people if you're doing a solo journey. KEX has a bar and a few common areas, so it makes it easier to meet new friends!

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Nomading 2016: Day 1 – Hello Reykjavík!

Posted on December 13th, 2016.

After traveling for almost 24 hours straight (if you count the time jump), I was exhausted. But you can't just show up somewhere and go to sleep now can you?

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Nomading 2016: Day 0 – Travel

Posted on December 13th, 2016.

Turns out an 8 hour layover in Newark passes by really quickly. NOT!!!