Melissa Biggs Bradley

Melissa Biggs Bradley

In 2007, Melissa Biggs Bradley launched Indagare with a powerful vision of transformative travel: “It’s not just where you go, but also how the journey shapes you.” At Indagare we believe that today’s most impactful travel is built around personal experiences.

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Melissa's Bio

Melissa learned the power of travel at an early age. She spent a month in Australia when she was ten, went on her first safari in Africa at the age of twelve and lived in France with a French family for a year of high school. For twelve years, she served as the travel editor at Town & Country and launched Town & Country Travel magazine, which, under her editorship, was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME).

She founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between like-minded, passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. By bringing together curated content, an engaged community and the ability to book travel with experts, Indagare has established a new way to plan and book memorable experiences.

Since Indagare’s founding, Melissa has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, and Indagare has been named to Inc.’s Fastest Growing Companies in the US and to Crain’s 50 fastest growing companies in New York. She received her BA from Yale College and her master’s degree from Columbia University. Her first book Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges was published by Vendome Press in September 2021. 


NBC Visionaries: Melissa Biggs Bradley

See Melissa’s profile on NBC as part of its Visionaries series, highlighting CEOs, entrepreneurs and innovators who are reshaping their industries, as well as adapting their strategies to meet the moment:

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Melissa's Recent Travels

In a given year, Melissa spends upwards of 100 days on the road around the world, reviewing dozens of hotels and leading multiple Indagare Insider Journeys. Most recently, she has visited:

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In the News

As a lifelong traveler, entrepreneur and female executive, Melissa is frequently sought out for quotes and commentary by the travel, lifestyle and business media. She is also a regular contributor to such publications as Town & Country and Elle Decor. Recent press include: