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© 2017-2019 by Melissa Banigan. 

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Solo woman traveler over 40, francophile, feminist, single mother. Journalist for The Washington Post, CNN Travel, BBC Travel, Fodor's, NPR, Atlas Obscura, and more. Also the founder of Advice Project Media.

 

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Travel Solo After 40

By Travel Journalist and Photographer Melissa Banigan

Thanks for visiting Travel Solo After 40! If you would like to commission an article or photos, by all means be in touch. If you are a press board, please know that I most often travel independently (so that I can be an ethical journalist!), although I do accept a couple of press trips a year. I do NOT promise placement or stories with a positive twist, although the press trips and companies I've worked with have been very pleased by my coverage. 

 

Many of my trips are taken through partnerships with Advice Project Media, a nonprofit I founded that offers journalism training to youth and women around the world. We focus on telling stories about a place through the lens of culture, gender equality, and the environment. I also teach travel journalism. Would you like to partner on a project? Please reach out! 

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Lastly, I offer travel consultation and planning services for a fee, and also write travel content for companies. Some of the companies I've written content for include Marriott and Travel Leaders. My non-travel clients have included Barclays, TD Ameritrade, and Scholastic. 

 

Please peruse this site for examples of my travel writing and photography or stop by my professional site for more examples of my journalism, content writing, client info.