Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder and CEO
For more than a decade, Melissa served as the travel editor at Town & Country. In 2003, she launched Town & Country Travel magazine, which, under her editorship in 2006, was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME).
Melissa spent a month in Australia when she was ten, went on her first safari in Africa at the age of twelve and lived in France with a French family for a year of high school. She has traveled to more than 100 countries, has favorite neighborhood restaurants and shops in cities on six continents and believes that travel broadens our vision and enlarges our soul. Though she doesn’t claim to have mastered jet-lag completely, it rarely slows her down, and she travels with her family, friends and Indagare members multiple times a year. Whether she is exploring Boston or Bangkok, Chicago or Chile, Melissa seeks to get the most out of every trip and to share what she discovers with others so they, too, can make memorable journeys.
She’s regularly invited to speak as a luxury-travel expert at conferences. She has been interviewed by USA Today, Allure, InStyle, People, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times as well as on CNN Headline News, Good Day New York and the Discovery Channel.
She received her B.A. from Yale in 1989 and her master’s degree from Columbia University in 1993. When she is not traveling, Melissa lives with her family in New York.