Luxury Travel Consultant
Melissa is a consummate world traveler having traveled all over the world and lived in Hong Kong and Beijing. Her personal motto is "Have passport, Will Travel." She has a vast knowledge and experience of domestic and faraway destinations particularly in Asia, Scandinavia, Australia and the Caribbean. Melissa is passionate and enthusiastic about planning all details of travel and enjoys helping her clients create dream getaways both near and far. She especially likes to plan experiential travel, family travel and girls' getaways.
Favorite Travel Memory
My favorite travel memory is from childhood and my family's trip to Kenya & Tanzania. We traveled for two weeks on safari, city sightseeing and visiting local villages. There was no TV and this was before mobile phones were everywhere, so we we spent the entire trip in each other's company. I remember sharing the experience of being in awe at the magnificent animals and adventuring together in a new and exciting destination.
My favorite destination to date is China. Each time I visit I discover a new place to explore, a new food to try and new people to meet. China is such a massive country and the places to see are endless. From the remote country villages to the dynamic cities, China has so much to offer.
Why I Like to Travel
I like to travel because travel encourages us to have an open mind to accept new cultures, foods, languages and people. When we can see and taste first-hand new and different experiences, this helps us broaden our connection to peoples and places that previously felt foreign to us.