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Melanie Wynne

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

Location icon United States of America

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.

Portfolio
thrillist
03/09/2017
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, and gorgeous people, you still frame your fun in the terms of our nation's capital. So now what?

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 your desires before you even know what they are-then they'll make them happen. These 164 travel specialists can do exactly that, no matter what your interests are.

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 these spooky American ghost towns. Each of these places was abandoned during a change of fortune, but it seems not everyone was so keen to leave.

TripCreator Travel Journal
06/29/2016
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 while it still can - because their quarter-final opponent will be France, a daunting adversary indeed.

ParkWhiz Blog
08/15/2016
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 you'll need to know about Metro repairs, single-tracks, and outright closures.

The Points Guy
06/04/2016
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 area, Los Angeles is the largest city in the USA, with every conceivable type of of cuisine represented.

The Points Guy
07/11/2015
Favorite Places: An All-You-Can-Eat Cheese Cave in France

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. Time for another installment of our weekend series "Favorite Places," featuring beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team.

SFGate
02/05/2012
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 - but it doesn't take much for Malibu to serve as a refuge for visitors seeking the Southern California experience, but without the monster billboards, smog or body-builder-free beaches.

The Points Guy
07/18/2015
Travel To Chile's Atacama Desert On Points And Miles

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. The driest place on Earth, Chile's Atacama Desert is also fascinating, colorful and surprisingly full of life.

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 find a rich, velvety Parisian-style hot chocolate. But there it is for the drinking in a former saloon on State Street, hand-blended by real-life cowboy Tim Kellogg.

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 fortune). It is now home to the always-crowded outdoor shopping mall The Grove and the adjoining Original Farmers Market, a collection of covered food stalls, sit-down eateries, shops, gourmet grocers, and produce markets.

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