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Meet Your Host!

I'm Melissa!

Hey There, 

paros, greece

tulum, mexico


September. 22, 2024

October. 7-11, 2024

January. 5-10, 2025

I am the proud owner of Wandering Retreats, your gateway to exploring the globe with a camera in hand! Over the last eight years, I’ve been immersed in the world of photography, constantly learning new techniques and expanding my horizons. What makes these journeys even more amazing is that I often get to share them with my amazing spouse, Brendan, and my wonderful son, Hayden—they're my everything!

At Wandering Retreats, we specialize in curating immersive experiences for photographers and creatives at all levels who are eager to grow, learn, and capture the world’s beauty. From bustling cities to serene landscapes, our retreats are designed to offer not just a travel experience, but a journey of personal and artistic growth. Each location is chosen for its unique photographic opportunities, ensuring you come away with not just memories, but stunning images as well.

So, whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting out, join us as we explore incredible locations around the world. Let’s chase the light together, learn from each other, and make every shot count. Pack your bags and your camera, and prepare for an adventure that sharpens your skills and broadens your view of the world!


Why should you pick Wandering Retreats for your next creative adventure? Because here, it’s all about more than just snapping beautiful shots—it’s about growing as an artist and a person. At Wandering Retreats, we’re passionate about diving deep into the heart of adventure while also focusing on the personal growth that comes with it. We travel to stunning locations that aren’t just good for your portfolio but also challenge you to push your boundaries and expand your creativity.

Join us, and you’ll find yourself part of a community that nurtures both your skills and your spirit. Whether you’re looking to polish your technique, explore new artistic avenues, or just need some time away to rekindle your creative spark, our retreats provide a nurturing environment to do just that. Let’s travel together, learn together, and inspire one another. Bring your camera and your curiosity—let’s make adventure happen together at Wandering Retreats!

Apply today!!

We will be launching our next epic adventure very soon! For this one, we are off to Cappadocia, Turkey! Where ancient history meets stunning landscapes, get ready to embark on a journey filled with awe-inspiring hot air balloon rides, exploring ancient cave dwellings, and indulging in the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine. Stay tuned for more details on this unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most enchanting destinations! CAPPADOCIA HERE WE COME!!