Melissa Klurman is a freelance travel writer and editor and the winner of a Lowell Thomas Gold Award for excellence in travel writing. Melissa started her career as an editor at both Frommer’s and Fodor’s travel guides, where she created books that circled the globe on topics ranging from African safaris to honeymoons to Walt Disney World. She has covered African travel (her passion) in myriad ways over the past two decades, visiting a dozen times, gorilla trekking in Uganda, visiting meerkat colonies in Botswana, soaking up the sprays of Victoria Falls, and exploring Cape Town, her favorite city on the globe.
As a freelance travel journalist, she finds the best spots to take kids on adventures (using her own son for guidance) for Family Traveller, Parents, and Working Mother magazines. She also scouts and writes about top locations for destination weddings (such as a fabulous French Chateau and Machu Picchu) for Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and Destination I Do in addition to reporting on travel trends around the planet for Reader's Digest. In the past she has also contributed to Saveur, was contributing editor at Islands and Caribbean Travel and Life, and was a senior contributor at Travelocity.
A New Jersey native, ice cream addict, and a lifelong Bruce Springsteen fan, Klurman lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, son, and rescue dog. Find more from Melissa here.