Melina is a licensed Starbucks Manager and a certified Coffee Master. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she runs Coffee & Fernweh, a coffee and travel blog. In her spare time, she loves to read, crochet, travel and search for the perfect coffee shop.

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Margie is a teacher turned family travel blogger. Since getting married 12 years ago her husband introduced her to the joys of traveling. Now they travel around the US with their two kids, with the goal of visiting all 50 states before they graduate high school!

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The 8 Best California Coffee Shops To Work Whilst You Caffeinate

Digital nomads, bloggers, and writers, these are the best California coffee shops to work and caffeinate! Chosen by coffee expert and LA native Melina of blog Coffee & Fernweh. As a blogger and coffee addict, I’m always on the hunt for coffee shops that have a...

USA With Kids: 5 Top Cities To Visit In The South

I haven't been back to the United States since I had my baby last year, and am itching to return and do some travelling. I asked Margie of family travel blog DQ Travel to name her top cities to visit in the South with kids, and these are her picks! 5. Atlanta, GA This...

Weekend Escapes – 48 Hours in Venice

Once upon a time I rocked up to Venice on a super yacht for a weekend. It sounds glamorous, but aside from a whistle-stop tour through the canals, a bellini in Harry's Bar, and a few evening strolls around San Marco's square, we worked flat out. When travel blogger...