Melanie Haiken

Freelance Health, Beauty, Fitness and Travel Writer

Melanie Haiken is a health and travel writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area with more than 20 years of experience writing for national magazines and websites. Her expertise includes both serious health reporting and service writing about staying well and living an active and healthy lifestyle. Topics she covers regularly include adventure travel, food and nutrition, fitness and weight loss, healthy aging, addiction and mental health, and beauty. Her work has been published in MORE, Health, Fitness, Real Simple, Ladies Home Journal, SPA, Delta Sky, Yoga Journal, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, and many high-profile websites including,,, WebMD,, and MSN Health.