Finding the courage for your next adventure: The Melody Schreiber Story

Aaron Schlein chats with Melody Schreiber. Melody is a freelance journalist who has reported from nearly every continent. Now she’s exploring her hometown of Washington, DC with her family.


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(2:40) Melody ran a non-profit journalism fellowship where she took journalists around the world

(2:55) Melody become a mom about a year ago. Her “little guy” goes pretty much everywhere with her.

(3:45) Melody’s earliest memory involves roaming around a strange house early in the morning.

(6:00) Melody’s husband (with the help of a map book) showed her that travel doesn’t have to be just a daydream.

(7:30) “If you want to travel, don’t keep it to yourself. Shout if from the mountain top!”

(9:10) Melody described a dramatic food poisoning incident while traveling solo in Tanzania.

(11:45) Melody was on a reporting trip in Nepal when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu. She described her experience reporting on the tragic aftermath and the lasting bonds she formed with fellow journalists with whom she shared the experience.

(15:25) Melody’s coverage of the Nepal earthquake appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and USA Today

(16:00) Melody described a humorous and inspirational story about the incredible care she received from her husband when she an allergy attack on a plane in Argentina.

(16:50) “Hold on the the people you travel well with. Marry them if you can.”

(20:30) Melody reported from both the Arctic and the tropics while pregnant.

(21:45) Melody is launching a podcast about exploring your own backyard with a baby in tow.

Dramatic Travels is the first season of The Aaron Schlein Story.

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