Matthew Meltzer

Matt Meltzer is a Miami-based food and travel writer. He is a frequent contributor to Thrillist, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and has written for Matador Network, Cosmopolitan, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. Matt got his start as the Miami editor at Thrillist, where he was on staff for more than five years. He has also held the roles of senior staff writer at Matador Network and senior editor at He currently is an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College and previously taught business writing at the University of Florida and the University of Miami, where he was a member of the boxing team. He has completed two Ironman triathlons.

• 8+ years of experience as a travel writer
• Received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida
• Received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami

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