Melanie from Travel & Treasures

At Travel & Treasures I look for unique experiences, fantastic adventures and unforgettable places. I am not an influencer, I’m an encourager. I want to encourage you to be brave, to try new things, see the world and embrace the curios soul and free spirit that you really are inside. Let’s be travelers not tourists.

For the past 5 years I have been living abroad as an expat in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean soaking up other cultures, living a polyglot life with daily cravings for new destinations to explore. Being a travel blogger I feel blessed to live the travel dream. My passion is photography and as a drone pilot I'm usually flying with the local birds to ask them for the best angles and secret spots. Come with me and let's unlock foreign countries, make new friends with locals and capture the essence of traveling, while tasting the flavors of our hotspot cities all around the world.

Travel & Treasures is a collection of my favorite places and things! As a hospitality and tourism professional I sit at the very source of new travel trends and actively help shape them. Our T&T community is growing every day! Join our newsletter and don't miss out on daily travel highlights, articles, pictures and stories.

Time to go on a holiday is precious, don't waste it! Know where to travel, eat and shop. Pack your bags but leave some space, you will need it.

Let's Go!

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Travel & Treasures Tokyo Blog

Magical Rwanda

Chic Gorilla Safaris - Bisate Lodge

Explore Bali

Capella Bali - Ubud

Four Seasons Dubai 1

Four Days in the UAE

Dubai & Abu Dhabi with Four Seasons

Treasure Hunt! Shop my favorite Gifts & Souvenirs

Pineapple Cocktail Tumbler
Bali Seed Necklace

T&T Travel Map
Pullman Maldives underwater Aqua Villa

Sea, Like Never Before – Introducing the Aqua Villas at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

Sleep below Sea Level: Introducing the Aqua Villas at Pullman ...
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Hiding away in the Heart of Siem Reap with Avani Hotels

The FCC Angkor by Avani A stylish boutique hotel with ...
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Banyan Tree Seychelles – A luxurious beach hideaway

Banyan Tree Seychelles Step foot into a tropical beach haven ...
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Between magical Cliffs & timeless Culture – A Stay at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Oman

 Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa  A TRAVEL REVIEW ...
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Shangri-La Bangkok by Melanie Travel & Treasures

Shangri-La Bangkok – River Front Luxury meets sophisticated Thai Chic

Shangri-La Bangkok - an urban Garden in the heart of ...
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T&T Lightroom Presets

Are you tired of sitting in front of your computer trying to bring your photography to life? It looks so easy on Instagram, why don't your photos pop like this? Look no further, I've got just what you need. The web is flooded with tons of Lightroom Preset offers- 10.000 presets for 10$? Something must be wrong there. I must admit I have actually downloaded a few to see what the fuss was about but was utterly disappointed. As a professional photographer I have to work on hundreds of images and time is money. Over the years I have created my own presets for a great workflow and have now compiled my Top 21. Simply download the folder and an instruction to help you install them to Lightroom will be included automatically. Easy-Peasy. Go to Lightroom Presets Now

Treasures & Must Haves

My treasures can be anything from beautiful findings, souvenirs and even recipes. What to pack for a trip to Bali? Which lense cleaner works best in humidity? Do I need shoes in the Maldives? Find the best gadgets and your new travel must haves tested and approved my me. Treasures are all my favorite things from fashion to home decoration to electronics and camera equipment. Looking for a special travel themed gift or to treat yourself? I've got just the selection for you. Browse my treasures now by clicking HERE



Along with my travel features I curate great guides with travel tips and insider knowledge.Read about new destinations, hotel news and trending resorts, travel time is the best time of the year, every day counts so we better make it worthwhile. This not only includes luxury upscale options but great value for money accommodations and activities for real travelers. Where to enjoy some sweet time off next? In "Destinations" I have listed my favorite places along with "Through my Lense", a collection of photographs portraying these places full of verve and soul.