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Melynda is a freelance writer residing in Livingston, Montana. When not writing or pitching articles she can be found exploring the mountains around her home or traveling to far-reaching places around the globe. Melynda has a B.S. in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretaion and an M.S. in Environmental Studies.

  • Hometown

    Hinsdale, Illinois, USA

  • Location now

    Livingston, Montana, USA

  • Work published

    Books-- V!va List--Latin America, Cross-Country Ski Guide to Bozeman, Big Sky and Livingston


    Magazines/newspapers--High Country News, Big Sky Journal, Outside Bozeman, Montana Parent, Big Sky Magazine, Bozeman Daily Chronicle


    web--USFWS National Wildlife Refuge Invasive Plant educational modules, Envronmental Education and Training Partnership

  • Travel philosophy

    Go far, go often, stay open to new experiences and carry extra underwear and a toothbrush in your carry-on luggage (I wish I had followed this last bit of advice in Turkey).

  • Craziest place

    Some sort of costumed-party on a basketball court in downtown Panama City.

  • Dream destination

    I'd love to see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Iceland.

  • Going next

    Probably Argentina.

Melynda Coble Harrison's Guide Book Entries

V!VA List Articles

V!VA Latin

  • Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary

    Mar 16, 2006 - Belize

    As Chocolate poles his boat through the water around Swallow Caye, a doughy manatee nose suddenly pokes through the water ......

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  • Masewal Forest Garden

    Mar 16, 2006 - Belize

    In the days of the Maya, the jungle forests of Belize and Guatemala were more densely populated than they are ......

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  • Xunantunich

    Mar 16, 2006 - Belize

    Elaborate ornaments decorate the sun god’s large ears. Pondering eternity, he sits next to the symbol of the moon on ......

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