She was dubbed "THE TRAVEL LADY" at KDFW-TV, the Dallas Fox Station, where she frequently gives travel tips and advice. She was so well known, that she decided to use that name when she founded TravelLady.com which now has over 200 contributors on six continents
When on the ground, Madelyn enjoys test driving new cars, and she owns www.carladynews.com
Madelyn loves the Internet because of its immediacy and being able to change things quickly. She is a featured spa writer for http://spas.about.com, and contributes to www.evalu8.org, www.foodsiteoftheday.com, www.mycookbook.com
She hosted a cyber show called 'The Tattered Passport'. She has just been asked to do a travel segment on the First Wives World.But her all time favorite job was when she did a show on Chocolate for THE TRAVEL CHANNEL.
Her articles have appeared in Homestyles, Best Fares Magazine, Dallas /Fort Worth Lifestyles, MEETING PROFESSIONAL, WESTWARD, Outlet Bound, Outbound Traveler, Sr. Texas, Texas People and Places, Nashville Business Journal and others.
In a normal year, she does 30 trips to destinations such as India, Scotland, Peru, Germany, Australia, China and Hong Kong, Japan, Bermuda, Mexico and both coasts of the United States
She has reviewed restaurants for THE DALLAS TIMES HERALD and THE MET. One of her favorite things about traveling is sampling the local cuisines at each destination.
She never misses a flea market or an outlet mall. She is the author of "SHOPAEROBICS", a humorous guide to exercising while looking for bargains that was reviewed in NEWSWEEK. She writes about shopping under the pen name of "SACHA DEAL."
Her favorite topics are spas, food, shopping, culture, festivals. And of course, Chocolate.
She is the founder of SOUTHWEST TRAVELWRITERS ASSOCIATION.
Madelyn was chosen as a judge for the 1999 Webby Awards and asked to also judge in 2000 and 2001 in the travel category. She has judged the Kona Chocolate Festival in Hawaii and is going back to judge the Kona Coffee Festival. Madelyn's mother is proud of the fact that her daughter is a judge and never had to go to law school. It all happened becuase of her skills in the clean plate club.
INTERESTING PEOPLE MADELYN HAS MET
Here are a few of Madelyn's very favorite travel experiences.
God created this spectacular spa, Terme di Saturnia just improved it a little
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