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Melisse Gelula is the former editor-in-chief of SpaFinderLifestyle.com and spa beauty editor at Luxury SpaFinder Magazine. She moved to New York City in 1998 and has since been to 100-plus spas on five continents. Melisse is known for her rigorous approach to spa travel and beauty, covering which treatments and beauty products work, and which can’t possibly. She was also a travel editor at Fodor’s Travel Publications, where she headed up dozens of travel guides and created many first-edition titles on up-and-coming destinations, as well as 1,001 Smart Travel Tips. Melisse has written on travel, spas, well-being, and beauty for such publications as Departures, The Robb Report, Budget Travel, and Organic Spa, and has been widely quoted as an expert in The New York Times, Health, TravelandLeisure.com, CNN.com, USAToday.com, and has appeared on the Travel Channel, E! News, and more. [email protected]


AB_headshot_DariaBishopAlexia Brue moved to New York City in 1995, just long enough to call herself a New Yorker and to remember the City before yoga studios, spas, juice bars, Lululemon locations, and vegan cafes dotted the streets. Her dream of opening a Turkish hammam morphed into a travel memoir, Cathedrals of the Flesh: My Search for the Perfect Bath, and her interest in quirky, off-the-beaten path health experiences grew into a journalistic beat. Alexia was a contributing editor at Luxury SpaFinder and Spa magazines, and has written on health and travel for the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, and many American and British newspapers. [email protected]