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Melissa Franco




  • Solo Travel,
  • Group Travel,
  • Arts & Culture,
  • Food & Wine Experiences in Europe and Mexico

Based in

London, Ontario, Canada

Languages spoken

English, Spanish & Italian

Minimum booking Budget


Profile details


Arts, culture and adventure are in my DNA, so when I travel, I like spending more time than the average tourist would in a new place. I don't go with a schedule or a checklist. Instead I like to wander and let the day unfold. One is far more likely to appreciate a destination – its unique pace, food, people, culture and quirks – when you're not racing from one “must-see” thing to another, don’t you think?

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Travel style

I'm a fan of boutique hotels that boast exceptional design and are situated in prime, central locations. When I explore new destinations, I enjoy meandering through the streets, uncovering hidden gems, and immersing myself in the local culture. I tend to linger longer in a new place, embracing the opportunity to discover unexpected wonders beyond the typical tourist experience.

Melissa's travel guides & trip reports

Favorite hotels

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Park Hyatt Toronto

An upscale haven offering sophisticated elegance, exceptional service, and panoramic views of the city's skyline.

Fora Perks
  • Breakfast daily.

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

Soho Grand Hotel

An enduring favorite with revamped guestrooms, nightly entertainment and a plum location close to all the downtown sights.

Fora Perks
  • $50-100 food & beverage credit (based on room size)

  • Continental Breakfast for Two, Daily

  • Upgrade and extended check-in/out whenever possible

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Melissa's reviews

Melissa was incredibly helpful in securing a hotel reservation at the Allegretto in Paso Robles. Her prompt and courteous service made the booking process a breeze. She paid close attention to our preferences and ensured we had a room that exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Melissa, our stay at the Allegretto was delightful and hassle-free. We truly appreciate her excellent assistance!

I was impressed by the high level of professionalism in planning and organizing my trip to NYC. Attention to detail and genuine care for my particular interests - great restaurants and seeing the best of the city - were evident in every step of the planning. I highly recommend Melissa!

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Melissa Franco