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Melissa Rodriguez

New York - 20 Years of experience

For Melissa, traveling is about going off the beaten path, getting your hands dirty, and discovering treasures along the way.

Once upon a time, Melissa worked in finance. Fast forward and she now has two decades and counting of travel agency experience dating back to being one of SmartFlyer’s first team members. Melissa loves tapping into her love for authentic and unique finds on behalf of clients, from the best pub in London to hole-in-the-wall gems in Amsterdam.

Which destinations do you find yourself returning to again and again?

Hawaii has without a doubt become one of my top destinations. Hawaii is so much more than a beach destination. It encompasses beauty, adventure, and a way of life. Italy is so alive with history and culture that it makes you feel as though you’ve gone back in time. Watching the sunrise over the Tuscan hills was so serene, and zipping through the Venice canals was something out of an old film.