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MELISSA RAYWORTH

writer and editor

Bangkok, New York, Pittsburgh

MELISSA RAYWORTH

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Art and Inspiration in Chiang Rai

A deep-dive guide to experiencing this thought-provoking northern Thai city.
Wanderlust Magazine -- Thailand Link to Story
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You Go First

If a working mother waits until it’s a good time to take a trip purely for herself, she will never go.
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Don’t let fear limit your life story

It was five miles away. Far enough that we didn’t hear the explosion, but disturbingly close once my phone started buzzing with messages from friends around the world asking if we were OK. I looked around the apartment, where my two kids were artfully ignoring my prodding to finish the last of their homework.
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Show Me Your Papers

With global immigration issues swirling around us, I’m especially aware today how much the freedom to travel and learn about other cultures means to me and my family. I’m also aware how fast time is rocketing by.
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Taking Off and Waking Up

My long, airborne sleeps serve as a strangely physical reminder that I’m still me, no matter what circumstances or challenges or people may be swirling around me. I remain the same – same socks, same underwear, same strengths, same opinions – whether I’m drifting off above Pittsburgh or Paris or Penang.
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Taking Off and Waking Up

The world has been throwing a lot at us lately, and it’s easy to wonder just what happened to the planet we thought we lived on. It’s as if we fell asleep in one America and woke up in another.
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About

MELISSA RAYWORTH

Melissa Rayworth is a freelance writer and editor exploring the building blocks of modern life, including parenting and marriage, the myths and realities of modern suburbia, work/life balance and beauty/body image issues. She frequently writes feature stories for The Associated Press and WhatToExpect.com, among other clients. She has also contributed to several anthologies, including the SmartPop book series.

Melissa currently splits her time between Pittsburgh, New York and Bangkok, Thailand. She tweets at @mrayworth.