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 59 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 national and regional outlets like the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Westways and AOL Travel; 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.

Portfolio

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...
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...
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...
8 Things to Love About Cartagena, Colombia
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Reconnecting with our ancestry in Tanzania
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…
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...
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 -...
Visit a Small Town
You might delight in a town's vintage buildings or marvel at a tight-knit community with a shared history. After finding an easy parking space and taking a crowd-free stroll,...
Travel To Chile's Atacama Desert On Points And Miles
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Montana, Wyoming & Idaho: Changing Sides of the West
Hotel Review: The London EDITION
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A Cowboy and His Cocoa: Meet Wyoming's Meeteetse Chocolatier - AOL Travel Ideas
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...
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...
Outlook Festival
Taking Croatia's Bay of Petrcane by bass-heavy storm, this big and bashy music festival draws friendly ties between Jamaican reggae dancehall and underground dance-floor beats.
9 Things to Do, See and Eat in San Pedro
Set beside San Pedro Bay at the southern end of Palos Verdes Peninsula, the former fishing community of San Pedro has a new arts scene blooming in its formerly scruffy downtown.

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