with Melinda Crow

Whether you are tired of the same old travel routines, want to know what it’s really like on a luxury cruise, how to find a seahorse, or beat everyone else to the newest wine regions, you have found the right website. If you are looking for more out of your travel, join me and learn how to travel with gusto, savor the flavors life offers, and break away from the travel herd.

Go more. Experience more. Enjoy it More.

It’s Okay to Love the Wine You’re With

Set aside your case of wine guilt (or case of guilt wine, perhaps?) and just drink what you love. That’s the takeaway from a recent conversation with wine expert and co-founder of Messina Hof Winery in Texas, Merrill Bonarrigo. “We often tend to return to...

Your Milan Must-Do List

Milan is one of the most overlooked Italian destinations, often ranking fourth or fifth on most lists of desirable Italian cities for travelers. And that, my friends, is just one of the things that makes it more desirable for experience junkies like us. Would you...

Gear Up! For Snorkeling

Fins for Snorkeling There are two basic types of fins available, open-heel and full-foot. If you dive and snorkel or are serious about snorkeling your way around the world, you will probably want to invest in a good pair of open fins that allow you to wear booties or...

Travel Pulse Round-up

Dreaming of uncrowded beaches, amazing water sports and accommodations that don’t require a second mortgage? Or maybe you want the best of the best when it comes to a good steak. How about renting a car in the handful of cruise ports where you might really want to go...

Shore Diving on Bonaire

Is shore diving right for you? Self-guided shore diving adds a whole new dimension to your diving repertoire. It’s inexpensive and leisurely. You start and finish on your own schedule, seeing what you want to see, not what a dive guide wants to show you. If that...

Traveler Tales: Shelly Rivoli

Author/blogger Shelly Rivoli knows how to have fun. She also knows how to travel with kids. Here’s her Traveler Tale profile: Name: Shelly Rivoli What you do: Family travel author & blogger Website or blog: and Social...
Melinda Crow

Melinda Crow

Welcome to FirstRead.Me Travel:

A guide for experience junkies who NEVER settle for average travel!

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I don’t travel just to be going somewhere. I travel for the experiences. I dive, cruise, drink, boat, and explore as if that moment in time cannot be replicated. You would be amazed at how much more enjoyable travel is when you push beyond the edges of the ordinary.

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