Melanie is a California native born with a passion for travel. From an early age she thought only of travel and what the world offered far from home. After earning a BA in Design from UCLA, she took her first trip abroad to Europe as a graduation gift from her parents. She spent her early career in business management before realizing her dreams of becoming a travel professional. She earned the designation of Certified Travel Associate from the prestigious Travel Institute. Melanie takes a concierge approach to her client's trips; tailoring all arrangements to their unique and specific tastes and desires. When not helping her clients realize their travel dreams, she enjoys continuing education courses, nature walks, reading, wine tasting; and, of course TRAVEL! Her favorite travel quote is "Travel is the only thing you purchase that makes you richer."