Melanie works in arts management – managing a sculpture studio in Sydney. She also blogs, takes photographs and is a mother to a two-year-old boy. Melanie loves to travel, eat good food, drink campari cocktails and swim in the ocean. Melanie enjoys art, film and architecture. She always carries a film camera with her and never leaves home without putting on lipstick.
Where do you live? Sydney, Australia.
Where do you come from? I was born in Sydney, lived in London for 5 years and have been back living in Sydney for 3 years now.
Where do you (day)dream to go next? I am ALWAYS talking and dreaming about traveling. August 2015 will see us in Europe for the month. I dream of future travels to Iceland, Morocco, Portugal, Turkey, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Montreal, Mexico, Ghana, India, New Zealand, Tokyo and everywhere else in the world. I want to experience and visit as many places as I can.
What do you like most about traveling? I love discovering new places and being inspired by the smallest details or the grandest spectacles. I love tasting new food and immersing myself in the art and culture of different countries. Travelling also makes me appreciate my own home and not take my life in Sydney for granted.
A ritual or a thing that you cannot miss when you travel? I always send postcards to my family, I try to find or buy a token or souvenir from each city we visit, we always try to stay in apartments/houses rather than hotels to really feel like we’re ‘living’ in the place we are visiting.
This is the refreshing minimap that Mel edited for you: