- Los Angeles,
Freelance travel and food writer for 10+ years. LA and Palm Springs-based. Founder of LaLaScoop.com – the best of LA and CA. Food fanatic and boutique hotel lover. Always looking for the next adventure.
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.
A adults-only, free-spirited hideaway in the Palm Springs desert that features vibrant cuisine and cocktails, as well as hip and eclectically designed rooms.
Malibu Beach Inn
Wake up to the sounds of the waves at this boutique hotel located right on the beach.
$100 resort credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
This small boutique property in Tulum features just 12 rooms and creates a magical setting for an authentic experience elevated by original architecture and exceptional service.
Complimentary bottle of wine.
Welcome treat in room on arrival.
Upgrade & guaranteed late check-out.
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.
One thing I can't travel without...
Cell phone for photos.
Two truths, one lie:
I crawled under the Great Pyramids of Giza.
I hiked the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco to a Berber village.
I ate so many cannolis in Sicily that I puked.
Get in touch with Melissa
Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.