Los Angeles (Vocus) March 2, 2009
Travel's newest destination, http://www.wandermelon.com, officially launches Tuesday, March 3rd. The Internet's first travel blog devoted to "experiential" travel, wandermelon.com embraces the new trend that lifts travelers beyond restrictive niches such as the luxury bubble and backpacker budgets, and instead focuses first and foremost on the overall experience. From five-star to no-star, wandermelon.com highlights the world's most memorable experiences in an immersive online environment.
On wandermelon.com, elements such as off-the-radar adventures, fresh intelligence on coveted destinations, hot travel deals, and videos and slideshows gathered from around the globe are brought together in an easy-to-navigate environment designed to inspire readers and help them plan their next journey. Yet another important feature differentiating wandermelon.com from other travel sites is the fact that the team of professional travel writers and photographers actually visit and vet the destinations they write about in feature articles instead of compiling them from other sources. Site sections include Destinations and Experiences, where sub-menus allow visitors to explore topics like South America and Spa & Wellness; the Gallery, featuring videos and slideshows from around the world; and Marketplace, where travel books, music and other travel-related materials are available for purchase in a secure environment.
Readers are encouraged to subscribe to wandermelon's weekly updates that feature the latest travel intelligence, along with round-ups of insider travel deals gleaned from around the globe, including special reductions, discounts, and promotions created especially for wandermelon's site visitors.
Founded last year, wandermelon.com was created by Eric Hiss, Ann Wycoff, Terena Thyne Eisner, and Kate Ayrton, professional travel writers and photographers linked by friendship and passion for exploring the globe. With an impressive list of credits that includes writing and shooting for publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Elite Traveler, Men's Journal, Outside, SPA, Vogue, and more, the wandermelon team now continues their journey online. A study in perpetual motion, the wandermelon team will constantly be navigating the world and using their global network of resources to bring readers the latest and greatest in travel.
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