Marla Mellon
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Marla Mellon

Marketing Manager

About Me:
Growing up the daughter of a travel agent, studying architecture and art history, and working for a prestigious architecture firm for over 12 years, I’ve had many opportunities to travel the world. I bring my love of design and travel together to work on all aspects of marketing for Gateway Travel, from social media to print work to organizing our travel show.

What is your favorite destination?
Italy. With so many places to explore from the big cities to the countryside, I’ve always had a unique experience each time I’ve visited.

What was your most memorable travel experience?
I guess animals are memorable for me! Being on safari with my kids in South Africa, riding on an elephant with my twin sister in Thailand, and bathing an elephant in Chitwan National Park, Nepal!

What is the most interesting/exotic locale you’ve visited?
India. Standing in front of the Taj Mahal was breathtaking. An experience I will never forget.

What city could you revisit over and over again?
Paris. Each arrondissement has something different to offer. With the fabulous food, wine, architecture, shopping and museums, you really can’t go wrong in Paris! I especially love walking around at night.

What’s on your travel "wish list"?
Scandinavia, Australia, Turkey, Tahiti.

What was your most memorable purchase while traveling?
A two-sided blackware drinking vase from a local Mapuche artisan near Villarrica, Chile. We drank “mate” while he shared stories and showed me his pottery.

What was your most memorable meal while traveling?
Two meals always come to mind- While in Bangkok, our guide brought us to a local “restaurant” (ie- stove on a street corner!) where I had the best ever Pad Thai! While honeymooning in Southern Portugal, we had a simple meal of grilled sardines and boiled potatoes overlooking the gorgeous blue ocean.


  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Architecture


  • Paris
  • Barcelona
  • London
  • Rome
  • Hong Kong

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