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  • Melanie May

Biography :
Melanie, an award-winning freelance food, wine and travel writer, is endlessly curious about different countries, cultures and cuisines, with a keen interest in gastro-tourism and learning about communities through their food history. She has eaten her way around 65 countries, and her gastro-travel blog, Travel Eat Write Repeat, brings you the amusing adventures of a hungry traveller.

A professional writer for 15 years, Melanie is a versatile storyteller with a flair for wordplay and the ability to paint a vivid picture for her readers. Writing for various websites and national and international print publications, she particularly enjoys writing about skiing, solo adventures, gastro-tourism, wine tourism, road trips and driving holidays. She is also the voice behind a popular weekly radio show, discussing travel topics with a station audience of 370,000 listeners.

Melanie is an esteemed motoring journalist who spends significant time on the road, testing cars and designing epic road trips. She holds a WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits and a WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and is a proud member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and the Irish Food Writers' Guild.

As a respected gastronome, Melanie's expertise and honesty have earned her spots on tasting and judging panels at The Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards, The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards, and The Big Grill Festival Pit Masters BBQ competition.

Melanie is also a sought-after keynote speaker and lectures on blogging, social media strategy, food and travel, and storytelling. When not travelling, she is at home in the kitchen, recreating and refining dishes from her journeys, which she shares with her blog readers.