Melody Wren is a freelance writer because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. She writes about travel, food and green living. Melody loves staying in a place long enough to get acquainted. Local customs, markets and traditional cultures are magnets for this writer. When not writing she’s either on the road, in the air, or savoring something tasty.
Most of her travels feature outdoor adventures of some sort, although she typically avoids sleeping on the ground. Melody’s favorite places on the planet include anywhere in the Caribbean, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Cyprus, London, Paris, Colorado and home in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
A freelance writer for over 30 years, Melody studied journalism at the London (UK), School of Journalism. She has written for the Toronto Star, Cottage life Magazine, Caribbean Beat Magazine (the inflight magazine for Caribbean Airlines), The County Grapevine Magazine, The Grand Magazine, Guelph Life Magazine, Verge Travel Magazine, Coffee Culture, the Canadian Jewish news, and Impowerage website and newamericasnow.com
She has written “Melody Wren’s Tearooms of Southern Ontario” (Boston Mills Press). She received a travel research award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Melody has appeared on CBC Television, TV Ontario, and CBC Radio as a tea expert.
How to do Charity in the Caribbean
Melody Wren rarely goes on a trip these days without stuffing scores of diapers, books, crayons, and Teddy bears into her luggage. Wren, a Canadian travel journalist, hand-delivers supplies directly to the neediest, for her a deeply satisfying alternative to writing a check to a charity. In Wren's forays around the world, she has found that if each visitor can put a little something back at a destination, "it can make an enormous overall difference"... Read more
From Canada With Love
Great Bay – When seasoned travel writer Melody Wren of the Toronto Star and Grand magazine went to inform her friend a teacher at the 'Sir Isaac Brock' kindergarten class in Guelph, Ontario, Canada of her impending press trip to St. Maarten little did she know that the children in that class would be so moved by her reference to I CAN FOUNDATION and the work its founder, Cassandra Gibbs had begun that they would collect toys for her to take to them.
Wren packed a separate suitcase full of these gifts and agreed to play Santa Claus only that her sleigh was a WestJet flight that brought her to St. Maarten for the first time on a trip hosted by the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau which also included several other colleagues from the US.
On the Sunday afternoon when she had a free time, Wren jumped in a taxi from the Westin hotel and asked to be taken to the Foundation – home for orphaned children... Read more
Melody is a member of the
Travel Media Association of Canada,
Professional Writing Association of Canada, International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association , Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance and natja, North American Travel Journalists Association.