Photo Essay: Farm Life
One of my favorite things to do while traveling is hang out with local people. Once, during a trip to Israel, we had Israeli soldiers accompany our tour–and when we had down time, I always opted to go out to eat or walk around with some of them. This lead me to some of the greatest falafel on on the planet, but, more importantly, to a more authentic experience. So when a friend asked if I wanted to visit the Vermont farm she’d worked for during her summer break, I couldn’t get there fast enough. Spending an autumnal afternoon at Amee Farm allowed me to truly see Vermont at its best…and play in the mud.
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A storyteller at heart, Melissa is a writer and Washington, DC-based portrait photographer. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has a graduate certificate in documentary film-making. Melissa grew up in Philadelphia, PA and, among other travels, has spent time studying abroad in Ireland and Prague. Currently, Melissa is the Assistant Director of Alumni Marketing & Communications at George Washington University. In her spare time, she is a contributing editor to En Route Traveler and loves editing photos, veg cooking, running, and planning trips with friends and family.