Melanie Hamilton

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Tbilisi, Georgia
Louisiana State University
Eastern European Travel, Destination Dining, Food History
  • Melanie Hamilton relocated to Tbilisi, Georgia, four years ago and has been obsessed with Qvevri wine and Adjaruli khachapuri ever since.
  • As the former commissioning editor for Passion Passport, Melanie also has a wide breadth of experience in digital publishing and a keen eye for story curation.
  • In her time with Passion Passport, she coordinated campaigns with Japan Airlines, Northern Ontario's Tourism Board, and Visit Arizona.


Melanie is well-versed in long-form features and in-depth narratives that bring people and places to life. She has worked on a large variety of projects, from documenting ancient fertility rituals in rural Georgia to fun-color reads on German whiskey making; her work has been featured in CNN Travel, The Telegraph, Wanderlust Magazine, Atlas Obscura, et al. In addition to travel writing and photography, Melanie also has a strong background in behind-the-scenes editorial work. As the lead editor for Beesting Digital, a white label and SEO copywriting agency, she has helped brands – including IAMS, HSBC, and TGS Global – take their campaigns to the next level.


Melanie is working toward earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Louisiana State University.
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