Melanie May Content Creator

Melanie May is an award-winning travel writer, social media consultant and content creator who specialises in creating lifestyle and travel articles and images for numerous clients. She is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and the Irish Food Writers’ Guild. She won the Best Newcomer award at the 2018 Travel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Awards.

Well, that’s my professional summary. What that really means is…

I advise, devise, write and revise content for a wide range of print publications and digital platforms, including Irish and UK newspapers, international magazines, websites and social media channels.

Should I ever appear on Mastermind, my specialist subjects would be food, wine, travel and motoring. These are the areas in which I have the most experience when it comes to content creation. However, I do enjoy writing and creating content on most topics.

With third-level qualifications in Digital Marketing and 20 years of working on all aspects of websites (I built my first website in 2003), I have an in-depth knowledge of web publishing and digital marketing strategies, including keyword research and SEO. I also understand how these strategies can be used for effective and memorable storytelling.

When it comes to telling your brand’s story, I am a strong, creative writer with a sophisticated yet relatable voice, able to package stories in exciting ways. However, I am always looking for new ways to tell tales.

As for my writing style? I’d call it evocative and engaging, authentic and tinged with humour.

Ready to read more?

Here is a selection of my work as a content creator from around the web.

Click here to check out my food and wine writing examples.

Click here to check out my food photography and styling portfolio.

Don’t forget to check out my travel writing on this blog too.

If you need a social media consultant or content creator, please get in touch and see how we can work together.

Melanie May Content Creator

The Independent

Electric road trips – five EV itineraries in Ireland without the range anxiety

‘It’s a question of life’ – Can the Canary Islands safely reboot tourism in a pandemic?

The Irish Times

Could this be the most scenic EV charging spot in Ireland?

This new electric vehicle is ‘quite the blast to drive’

Love Spicy, Sizzling Prawns? Here’s how to Make Them at Home

The Sunday World

Barbados is Rum Kind of Wonderful

The Sunday Times

Souk up the Sights 

Insiders Guide: Tokyo

Dream Escape Magazine

Ireland’s Sunny South East

Calibre Magazine

Montpellier’s Magic: Domaine de Verchant Luxury Chateau and Spa (Content creator for Fáilte Ireland’s Keep Discovering campaign)

Keep Discovering Sligo

Discover the Beara Peninsula and its Surrounds

Keep Discovering: Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Discover Winter in Dublin

Keep Discovering Kildare

Keep Discovering Dublin: Discover more on your next trip to the capital

Discover the Púca Halloween Festival in Ireland’s Ancient East

Keep Discovering the Wild Atlantic Way: Some fab ideas for your next trip

Keep Discovering Cork: Top things to do in this gorgeous part of the country

How to experience the best of what Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands has to offer

Keep Discovering Waterford: Some amazing things to do and see here (Content creator for Fáilte Ireland’s Make A Break For It campaign)

Wicklow – Make a break for it: the nest of this captivating place

Make a break for Sligo: What to do in this stunning part of the Wild Atlantic Way

Make a break for Kilkenny: What to do when visiting this historic place

County Clare: some wonderful adventures to have here. Make a break for it

Make a break for West Cork: The most amazing experiences in this beautiful place

Limerick: 10 best things to do around this buzzing city. Make a break for it

Waterford – Make a break for it. The best things to do in this beautiful place.

Make a break for it to Dublin: best bits during a staycation in the fair city

Make a Break For It in Carrick-On-Shannon: Best experiences here

Galway – Make a break for it

Make a break for it in Donegal: the most amazing experiences here

Make a break for it in Carlow: 10 top things to do in The Dolmen County

Boyne Valley bucket list: How to experience this incredible area

Make a break for it to Lough Derg – the best experiences in this stunning area

Make a break for it in Cork: The best things to do here

11 best experiences to have in Wexford

Make a break for it in Athlone: 10 incredible experiences around this wonderful town

Make a break for it in Kerry: best things to do in the Kingdom

Melanie May Content Creator Great Blasket Island

Cruise Ireland

Self-Guided Irish Cycling Holidays along the Shannon Erne Waterway

Best Scenic Walks in Irelands Midlands Near the River Shannon

Stay and Spend & Early Booking Discount on a Shannon River Cruise

Best things to do and see in (and around) Lough Derg

Take a Family Break on the River Shannon – The Perfect Family Friendly Getaway in Ireland

Staycation on the River Shannon – Why a Boating Holiday Rental Should be On Your Irish Getaways List

Shannon River Cruise Guide: Planning an Irish Boating Holiday on the Shannon

The Best Things to Do and See in (and Around) Athlone

Best Things to Do and See in (and Around) Banagher

River Shannon Facts and FAQs: Everything You Need to Know

Best Things to Do and See in (and Around) Enniskillen

The Best Things to See and Do in Carrick-on-Shannon


When is the best time to visit the Maldives in 2020

Lakes in Ireland: 8 of the best lakes in Ireland for activities in 2019

10 of the best mountains in Ireland for activities in 2019

Rivers in Ireland: 8 best rivers in Ireland for activities

August Bank Holiday Breaks from Ireland 2019

Where to find winter sun in April

Where to find winter sun in March

The 10 best spa hotels in Dublin for 2019

The 10 Best Spa Hotels in Ireland for 2019

February mid-term break deals from €100*

Best weekend breaks in May 2019

10 Adventure Holidays for 2019!

Best weekend breaks in April 2019

Best weekend breaks in March 2019!

Where to find winter sun in February

Best weekend breaks in February 2019!

Best weekend breaks in June 2019

When is the best time to visit the Philippines

Best weekend breaks in January 2019!

When is the best time to visit India in 2019

When is the best time to visit South Africa

Where to find winter sun in January 2019

When is the Best Time to visit Cuba

Top things to do in Berlin!

Discover New York City like a New Yorker!

Top attractions and things to do in Edinburgh!

Top Things to Do in Dubai!

Wild Rover Tours

The Cliffs of Moher – Ireland’s must-see tourist destination

The Giant’s Causeway – UNESCO World Heritage Site

7 Day Itinerary for an Irish Vacation

Explore Kilkenny: An Irish Travel Guide

5 Castles Worth a Day Trip From Dublin

Stay Safe When Visiting the Cliffs of Moher

7 Things You Need to See in Cork

Best Things to Do in Dublin

The 10 Best Scenic Views of Ireland

How Was the Giant’s Causeway Formed?

Galway Christmas Market 2019 – Dates, Times & Highlights

What attractions do you see on the drive from Dublin to Cliffs of Moher?

Top 5 things to do at the Giant’s Causeway

What to see in Northern Ireland – Recommended Bucket List

10 Most Spectacular Filming Locations in Ireland

Irish Around the World

The Best Things To Do In Kilkenny – 48 Hours In Kilkenny

10 Haunted Places Around Ireland That You Have To Visit

5 Super Spooky Irish Facts About Halloween You Didn’t Know 2019

8 Spooky Facts About Halloween You (Probably) Didn’t Know

5 Greatest Irish Road Trips You Have To Do In Your Lifetime

DASH Container Coffee

8 Things to do Between Christmas and New Year in Ireland

10 things to do with the little ones in the Phoenix Park

Triangle-Coffee? What’s it all about?

Contact me if you are looking for a content creator and someone to help you with your social media and digital strategy.

Let’s have a chat, get to know each other, and you can see if my services are a good fit.

Thanks for checking out my digital content creator work!

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