Melanie Radzicki McManus

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Melanie is always looking for her next adventure, whether it's hiking 1,000 kilometers on a Spanish pilgrimage trail or warming her hands over a space heater with Muslim guards at the Dome of the Rock. Melanie has written for publications such as CNN.com, Cooking Light, National Geographic Traveler, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Runner's World, among dozens of other outlets, and authored two travel apps. In 2015, she was named Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, honorable mention. She has been regularly writing about Wisconsin Dells since 1994, and the Camino since 2009.

Posts by Melanie Radzicki McManus

You asked...we answered!

  • 1
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    My two feet. You can explore a place on an intimate basis this way.

  • 2
    Have you ever been somewhere that was so bad you couldn't write about it?

    Yes. I stayed at a terrible bed-and-breakfast inn once. The room wasn’t filthy, but rather unkempt. But the worse part were the owners, who dominated the breakfast conversation and said totally inappropriate things, making fun of people from other cultures, for example.

  • 3
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    In America, it’s the Midwest. People from the Coasts deride it as “flyover country,” but it contains an amazing array of activities and experiences, from high-brow to earthy.

  • 4
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    Be flexible. Things will go wrong, but sometimes that’s when you have the most fun.