Author: Melissa Curtin
Melissa Curtin McDavitt is a Los Angeles based writer who left her childhood hometown in Connecticut and a decade in Washington, DC to move to the Wild West. Melissa is the Founder of LaLaScoop, an online hub that shares the beauty and vibrancy of Los Angeles through a plethora of reviews of the City of Angel’s hottest trends, places, products, and people. As an educator and travel writer, her passion for globetrotting and learning about new cultures was fueled when she traveled around the world at age 20 on Semester at Sea. In college, her curiosity led her to volunteer and live with the Apache Indians, teach children in St. John in the Caribbean, and help children in the projects of Chester, Pennsylvania. In 2006 she taught in England thanks to a Fulbright scholarship. Her desire for exploration hasn’t subsided as she truly feels, “To travel is to live.” Her favorite destinations include Myanmar, Tulum, Croatia, Thailand, Formentera Island off of Ibiza, Costa Rica, Krakow, Greece, Sicily, Prague, Belgium, Vietnam, and Morocco. Since 2012 she has been documenting her adventures in print and online. Find more of her travel tips and tales on Darling Magazine, Destinations Magazine, LA Travel Magazine, Resident Magazine, JohnnyJet.com, WeSaidGoTravel, Business Insider, and more.