Melissa Curtin is a Connecticut girl madly in love with Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of LaLaScoop, an online hub sharing the beauty and vibrancy of LA life. 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. Since 2012 she has been documenting her adventures for a variety of publications both online and in print.
Articles by Melissa Curtin
Swimming with whale sharks was something I had never contemplated until visiting La Paz, Mexico, a few hours north of Cabo San Lucas in southern Baja California Sur. My immediate response was “no way” until I learned the name “whale shark” is quite misleading. Whale sharks are the world’s largest … Read moreMexico Experiences
Most people think of Santa Fe when visiting New Mexico, but Albuquerque, where Native culture combines with New Mexican and Mexican influences throughout this quirky city, is a fascinating place to visit. You don’t need to go far to experience the native culture since the state is home to 19 … Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path