Introducing Our Travel Editor — Melissa Rein Lively
When my phone rang with the opportunity to be the travel editor of the soon-to-be hottest luxury travel publication on
When my phone rang with the opportunity to be the travel editor of the soon-to-be hottest luxury travel publication on the planet – I was thrilled. Not only because it has been a lifelong dream of mine to share my passion for experiences with the world, but also because it is now more important than ever to dream. To hope. To plan. To escape. Now, post-pandemic, the goal is not so much to post up for a weekend but to really see the bigger picture of the world and our place in it.
After circling the globe and visiting more than 65 countries, I have always felt like I was part of something much greater than the immediate world around me. Every place I have visited, every person I have met, every glass I have raised, every sunset I have seen…. they have all contributed to the collective experience that is my life.
To me, travel is so much more than a vacation. It’s a marathon experiment in piecing together not just who you are, but who you have been. It may just be the Burning Man in me talking, but every time the plane touches down in a new destination, there’s an electrifying current that resonates from my soul to every inch of my being. That feeling of knowing you’ve arrived in a place that’s really special.
If you asked me to define the true ‘jet-set’ mindset, that’s it. That unmistakable feeling that you’re a citizen of the world. It’s a connection. An intuition. Maybe, just maybe, a distant memory of many past lives lived long ago.
So what does this have to do with posting up at an uber-chic villa in Mykonos and rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest boldest names in our current dimension? Well, you’ll see. Travel is about feeling. Travel is about being. As it should be. In case you missed the memo, the world has entered a brand-new Golden Age. And with it, the way we travel will rise to the occasion.
Emerging from a pandemic that quite literally made the Earth standstill, the dreamers, the adventurers, and those with a relentless appetite to experience everything that life has to offer will be the ones to make it spin again. That’s where you come in.
My path of exploration seeks answers about the world we live in and how we can make it better. Looking back on a lifetime of incredible experiences, I can say with certainty that there is no better investment one can make in their future than to explore now.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey to find beauty in unexpected places as we discover the world with a new set of eyes. I’ve seen the future my friends, and it’s a sight to see.