Travel Advisor

Melissa Vanderburg



  • US National Parks,
  • Costa del Sol,
  • Spain,
  • Gibraltar,
  • Digital Nomad Travel,
  • Road Trip Travel
Icon Share


Advisor - Melissa Vanderburg


Resident of my suitcase, culture addict and nature lover. passionate about architecture, folk art and finding the freshest oysters. Based between Southern California, Andalucia and Ireland.

  • Find Fora Advisor on Instagram
  • Find Fora Advisor on Website

Home airports

Typical US airports – LAX, PSP, ONT, ATL, SAV, DCA, IAD. European bases – DUB, APG, AMS.

My travel style

I have been a luxury hotel concierge, a full-time backpacker hostel resident and everything in-between. I'm now a digital nomad who specializes in helping people get out into the world and staying out here awhile.

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Sipping Black Balsam cocktails at the Riga International Film Festival in Latvia. 

  • Riding ski gondolas with mountain bikes all around Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. 

  • Hemp harvesting in Co. Kildare, Ireland. 

  • Rug shopping and waterfall trekking in northern Morocco.

Dreaming of:

  • Snowy hot springs hiking trip in Japan. 

  • Sailing for a few months around the smaller Greek Islands. 

  • A luxury family safari in Kenya or Madagascar. 

  • A Mexican jungle excursion.

One thing I can't travel without...

Rosewater mist and Stance socks.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. Once had drinks with Bono and The Edge in Dublin and pretended not to know who they were the whole time. 

  2. After a long day on the water, I failed to turn on the proper pump and accidentally sank a sailboat in Bristol, Rhode Island. 

  3. I decided on a whim to join a hiking trip to the Samaria Gorge, and didn't learn how long the trail is until we were already all the way at the bottom of the longest gorge in Europe.

Advisor - Melissa Vanderburg

Travel Advisor

Melissa Vanderburg

Get in touch with Melissa

Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.

You can normally expect a response from Melissa within a business day or so. You'll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).