Melissa R.

Melissa R. Curator

7 curations

What’s your day job?

Working with Local Scoop. I like to think of it as being a travel detective. I’m always on the hunt for your next best time ever. Tracking down new locations, artists, and events, taking pictures and describing it all on our pages. A lot of my time is spent weeding through the internet and discerning what’s worthy so you don’t have to. Plus a lot of the recommendations are from my own personal experiences and places I think are cool. I specialize in discovering hidden gems!

Tell us about your super-hero talent:

Connection. I’m genuinely curious about people and I love learning new ways of being through observation. Every conversation has the potential to be steered from the mundane to the meaningful, it’s just a matter of asking the right questions. The way a person's eyes light up when they realize I find them fascinating makes my heart soar.

Where do you enjoy traveling, and what do you enjoy doing when away from home?

As a new mom I don’t get to travel as much as I used to, but I do feel like I’m on a journey to self-discovery just about every day! If I can get out I love rural areas and adventures into the unknown. Aside from spending time with my family, I like to read, write and contemplate life’s mysteries.

Melissa R.'s Scoops: