Melissa Snape Wisniewski
Founder + Editor
With 25+ years of experience, Melissa is a travel and wellness expert. At the forefront of the shift towards experiential travel, she is passionate about it's power to transform both the traveler and the communities visit. She is also a certified holistic health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, frequent speaker at industry events, wellness travel guest for media companies such as CBS, and has sat on the boards and advisory committees of several travel organizations.
Frustrated by the often overly aspirational coverage of both wellness and travel, Melissa created She Travels Well. The She Travels Well team seeks to empower exploration, enrichment, and enthusiastic, vibrant living through travel for women of all ages. She hopes to make travel joyful by informing, supporting, and inspiring personal discoveries and shared transformational experiences in an inclusive and welcoming community.
When not designing trips, blogging about travel with her team, or exploring the backroads of New England, she will likely be found at her home in a small town outside of Boston with her husband, son, daughter and their two dogs—all of whom also travel well.
Katie Ahearn, Contributor
Katie is a cheap travel aficionado, foodie, adventure lover and world nomad. Recently returned from working on a women’s rights project in Bolivia, she has lived in Italy for a year, and, having already been to Morocco, France, Spain, Croatia, Portugal, the Czech Republic, and Mexico, we are never quite sure where she will head next. She Travels Well’s marketing coordinator and expert on all things vegan, you can usually find her trying out new recipes or sampling the many restaurants in Boston from Afghan to Thai. When she is not working for us or one of the non-profits she loves, you will find her reading, hiking, mountain biking or planning her next adventure.
Alyssa Fortin, Contributor
Known for her intimate black and white portraits and stunning travel photographs, Alyssa Fortin presents powerful images of a destination that show her passion for culture, people and real experiences. Inspired by the natural beauty of people and the world we live in, she is a visual storyteller capturing a personal and authentic view of the places she visits from Europe to Ghana. With both undergraduate and masters degrees in the fine arts and a extensive teaching experience, Alyssa leads a small number intimate photography tours for for those with wanderlust seeking to go off the beaten path. Married with three almost adult kids, when not behind the lens you will find her on daily runs with her dog Otis through her coastal New England town or cooking travel inspired dishes in her 130 year old victorian home.
Jennifer Foster, Marketing Coordinator
A Massachusetts native, Jennifer is one of our ace marketing coordinators at She Travels Well. Inspired to travel as a young child by her own wellness woman (her mom!), it has since grown into her passion: she has already traveled to 14 different countries including the UK, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Canada, Aruba and the Bahamas! When she’s not planning her next trip, you will find her listening to Lady Gaga, practicing her French (she is fluent!), reading a book on the beach, or practicing a little self care by binge watching Netflix.
Laura Lynch, Contributor
Born and raised on the New England coast, Laura is a temporary New Yorker completing her degrees in English Literature and French Studies. She uses her writing and communications prowess to help several non-profits, mostly in the nature & outdoor space. Her passions include writing, reading, photography, and foreign language. Studying abroad in Strasbourg, France, cemented her interest in travel and the benefits it provides to the individual. When she is not traveling well, you'll find her swimming, reading in a coffee shop, exploring the outdoors, or relaxing with family and friends.