Travel Advisor

Melissa Curtin



  • Los Angeles,
  • Malibu,
  • California,
  • Mexico,
  • Sicily,
  • Boutique Travel,
  • City Travel
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Advisor - Melissa Curtin


Freelance travel and food writer for 10+ years. LA and Palm Springs-based. Founder of – the best of LA and CA. Food fanatic and boutique hotel lover. Always looking for the next adventure.

Home airports

LAX and Palm Springs.

My travel style

A non-stop globetrotter who loves researching the best educational, cultural, foodie and adventurous options/activities to make the most of a location. Enjoy seeking out undiscovered spots and unique fun memorable experiences. East Coaster who has lived in Southern California for 16 years.

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Visiting cafes, rooftops and cultural stops in Paris. 

  • Exploring baroque towns and culinary delights in Sicily. 

  • Dining and boutique hotels all over Greater Palm Springs.

  • Discovering the best spots for couples in Santa Barbara.

Dreaming of:

  • Italy.

  • Greece.

  • Switzerland.

  • Portugal.

One thing I can't travel without...

Cell phone for photos.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I crawled under the Great Pyramids of Giza. 

  2. I hiked the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco to a Berber village. 

  3. I ate so many cannolis in Sicily that I puked.

Melissa's guides

Advisor - Melissa Curtin

Travel Advisor

Melissa Curtin

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