Melanie Wynne

Contributing Writer, Via

A freelance travel writer since 2008, Melanie Wynne has explored five continents and most of the American West. Former Travel Editor of The Points Guy, she’s also written for National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveler, Westways, and more. She’s currently pursuing a wine career in Sonoma County.


Purple and pink clouds over Limantour Beach in Point Reyes, California at sunset.

A Weekend Away in Tomales Bay, CA

Explore the soothing North Coast coastline alongside hearty bites of cheese and oysters.
A woman's arm reaches into a wine fridge to remove a bottle of white wine, picture

You’ve Been Storing Wine Wrong This Whole Time

Avoid these 8 common mistakes for better tasting, longer lasting wine.
A road in Sonoma County that overlooks oak trees, golden rolling hills, and vineyards, image

The Ultimate Guide to Sonoma County

Discover the best places to taste wine, indulge in farm-fresh food, and get outside in Sonoma County.
riverfront in Petaluma, California with bridge span

City Guide: What to Do, See, and Eat in Petaluma, CA

A countryside getaway with city style 90 minutes north of San Francisco.
sunset on a vineyard in Healdsburg, CA, picture

Everything You Need for a Fall Weekend in Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg offers walks on country roads, top restaurants, and tastings at intimate wineries.
sailing rock on Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, image

5 Mystery Spots in the West

Here are five places in the West where unexplained phenomena baffle the experts.