Melanie Renzulli

  • Melanie Renzulli is a United States travel writer who founded USA Tourism Board, a crowd-sourced guide to travel within the United States, in 2009.
  • Her guides and travel tips have appeared on the Travel Channel and in The Washington Post, Saveur, National Geographic Intelligent Travel Blog,  Frommer's, Fodor's, and Michelin Green Guides.
  • Owns and operates USA Tourism Board, an American travel information site, and Italofile, a travel blog for Italy.


Melanie Renzulli is a former writer for TripSavvy who wrote articles about travel to, from, and around the United States for a little less than four years. However, her experience in travel writing extends beyond her time at TripSavvy.

Renzulli has been writing about food, cultures, and travel around the United States and abroad for more than 12 years. As a result, Renzulli's work has appeared in numerous print and online outlets, including The Washington Post, Saveur,,, National Geographic Intelligent Travel Blog, Frommer's, Fodor's, and Michelin Green Guides. 

In addition to freelance journalism, Renzulli has also worked for the Travel Channel, Fannie Mae, and the United States Department of State, was a contributing writer on "The Unofficial Guide to the Southeast with Kids," and has written extensively about her hometown of Washington, D.C. In 2009, Renzulli started the website USA Tourism Board as a way to distribute ideas about the many travel opportunities available in the United States, and in 2016, she started a similar site for Italian travel called Italofile.


Renzulli earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and German from the American University in 1996 and focused on German development with the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies for two years before getting a job producing content for Travel Channel's website.

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