Melanie Wynne

Experienced Editor & Writer based in Washington, D.C.

With eight years' experience as an editor and writer focusing on travel and many aspects of human culture, I'm the right choice to tell a story, illuminate a destination, and share a message. In 2015, I moved from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, and have so far visited 60 countries. I was most recently the Travel Editor of The Points Guy, a travel/credit card site with more than 2 million monthly readers; have long managed my own popular travel blogs (Travels With Two (Wordpress) and Have Snark, Will Travel (Tumblr)); written about travel, food and more for outlets like Conde Nast Traveler, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Thrillist and Westways; and served as a content writer and editor for travel brands like Marriott and Viator.

I'm highly organized, self-motivated and attentive to detail, as well as clear, decisive, warm, patient and comfortable with delegation. I have a strong sense of what makes a great story or compelling photo, with a firm understanding of how to attract both clicks and readers. I'm passionate about travel, social policy, history, art, architecture, gardens, food, wine and spirits, and endlessly curious about the world.

I look forward to working with you.

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Portfolio

thrillist

A Washingtonian's Guide to Los Angeles

You've made the 3,000-mile leap from Washington, DC to Los Angeles -- the City of Lights, Camera, and Action -- and despite the backdrop of constant sunshine, winding canyons,...

CNT

The Top Travel Specialists in the World

Whether it's getting you into rarely seen pockets of Ethiopia with an anthropologist or onto out-of-bounds runs in Chile via Sno-Cat, the right "experience maker" will intuit...

The United States of Great Outdoors

5 U.S. Ghost Towns You Must See

The all-female version of Ghostbusters may just inspire you to seek out the spirits of the undead, in which case you should hoist up your proton pack, hit the road and explore...

Eight Magazine — Dusit Hotels

Reconnecting with our ancestry in Tanzania

TripCreator Travel Journal

Iceland vs France: Off the Field, Which Country is the Best?

After Iceland's stunning Euro 2016 win over England (which, let's face it, already wasn't having a great week), the Land of Fire and Ice should enjoy feeling chuffed with itself...

ParkWhiz Blog

DC Metro Shutdown: What Nobody Told You

The Washington, D.C. area's popular yet maligned Metrorail subway debuted in 1976 - and is currently undergoing its largest sweep of renovations to date. Click here for all...

The Points Guy

8 Things to Love About Cartagena, Colombia

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USA Today

10 best foodie spots in Los Angeles

n/naka delights with cauliflower tofu with ikura (salmon eggs brined in dashi), Santa Barbara uni (sea urchin) and Santa Barbara uni butter. (Photo: n/naka) In terms of surface...

The Points Guy

Favorite Places: An All-You-Can-Eat Cheese Cave in France

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thrillist

11 Los Angeles secrets you didn't know existed

Since the only LA "secret" you know of is about these canyons you can drive through as an alternative to the 405, here's a guide…

SFGate

Malibu's sand and surf a respite from urban L.A.

The 27 miles of inviting tan hills, coastal spray and blue haze is best known for celebrity beach houses and mansions for Hollywood execs - as well as Jim Rockford's trailer -...

The Points Guy

Travel To Chile's Atacama Desert On Points And Miles

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AOL Travel News

A Cowboy and His Cocoa: Meet Wyoming's Meeteetse Chocolatier

Wyoming, a tiny ranching community that springs from the yawning badlands of the Big Horn Basin like an old Western movie set, might be the last place on Earth you'd expect to...

Westways Magazine - AAA of Southern California

8 Things to Do, See and Eat in Third & Fairfax

One of the busiest corners in Mid-City Los Angeles, West Third Street and Fairfax Avenue was once a quiet swath of Arthur Gilmore's dairy farm (before he struck oil and made a...