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Melisa Markegard




  • Jamaica,
  • Vietnam,
  • Family Travel,
  • Boutique Travel

Based in

The Emerald City! Unofficial name of Seattle!

Languages spoken

Vietnamese, English

Minimum booking Budget


Profile details


Your friendly Seattle-based travel-holic on a mission to turn every adventure into a budget-friendly extravaganza. When I'm not sipping tea at Pike Place Market, you'll find me immersed in the thrilling world of travel deals and hidden gems.

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Travel style

My style for travel is finding the insider scoop on getting the most bang for your travel buck. From budget-friendly boutique hotels to hole-in-the-wall places serving mouthwatering delights, I'm your go-to guide for experiencing the world without breaking the bank.

Every journey is different, and I tend to plan all of my journeys around food, distilleries, outdoor adventures, and shopping. I am always trying to uncover the best deals and prove that you don't need a bottomless wallet to have a top-notch adventure. Let's make every journey a treasure hunt and every destination a playground for thrifty exploration!

Melisa's travel guides & trip reports

Favorite hotels

Hotel Fairmont Empress

Elegant property set in a chateau-style building from 1908 with upscale rooms and suites offering harbour views.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills

A charming retreat in Vietnam where French-inspired elegance meets modern comfort, offering stylish accommodations, panoramic views, and a unique cultural experience atop the scenic Ba Na Hills.

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Melisa Markegard