Melanie Summers, CTC

Melanie Summers Travel Specialist*


  • Adventure & Luxury Cruises
  • Africa Safaris
  • Peru & Ecuador
  • Iberia (Spain & Portugal)

Most Recent Trips

Greece and Turkey on Azamara Club Cruises, the Dolomites in Italy, La Rioja wine country in northern Spain, Australia, and Alaska

Favorite Trip Experience

Most recent: Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef

Next Trip

India and the Norwegian coast

Without a doubt my most memorable traveling experience occurred on my very first safari in Africa.  I was traveling with a small group and we were in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The sunrise hot-air ballooning option wasn’t in my budget, so instead I went out on the early morning game drive.  To my surprise, I came across a lioness as she was stalking a bull wildebeest! She took him down and had her fill and then led us to her den where we saw her two small cubs. It’s incredible to witness both the rawness and gentleness of nature - but the theme of unexpected events continued that evening as I was sitting around the campfire and was treated to a total eclipse of the moon! From that moment, my captivation with the continent rose to a new level and I’ve been back to southern and central Africa a few more times. I dream of returning there every day.

I’m in my third decade as a travel agent and enjoy passing on my passion for travel. I love to share my adventures and hear about yours. My strengths lie in putting vacations together from scratch. I’m very easy going and am always open to the aspect of adventure in travel. In addition to Africa, I’m passionate about travel to Southeast Asia as well as Spain and Portugal.

When I’m not at work, I keep busy hiking, biking, cooking, wine tasting and bird watching. I live by the maxim: “Love what you do and do what you love.”

* An Independent Affiliate of TravelStore

My Travel Experiences

Please take a moment to click on the images below to see some of the enriching travel experiences and stories I would love to share with you.