Melonie Graves

Co-Owner, Travel Advisor


Melonie-PIC-Alaska-600x400“It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years, and the memorable moments we create with travel.”  As an officer on board Delta Steamship line for three years, Melonie returned to her roots and followed her dream by opening Avant Travel with her three partners in 1987.  Her challenge and passion are groups and customizing leisure travel.  She loves adventure trips, and in Melonie’s case, we are talking cattle drives, hiking glaciers, rowing up rivers to indigenous villages in Costa Rica, turtle hatching, and the list goes on.

 Favorite Place

  • The Cliffs Preserve, Patagonia Chile