My little Pfizer bender was fun and all, but it’s over for now.
Melanie Hamlett is a comedian, writer, and storyteller who’s been performing in New York City and Los Angeles for the last 12 years and now in Europe, where she currently lives. She’s won The Moth in NYC multiple times, is regularly featured on the Risk! Podcast, and writes for The Guardian,The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Playboy, and Glamour. Having lived in her truck all over the U.S. for years as an outdoor adventure guide, as well as New York City, Los Angeles, South America, and now Europe, her bizarre, solo adventures often concern the people who love her most (especially her poor mother). Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or her website: https://melaniehamlett.com/.
Doctors who said sex from behind wouldn’t pass COVID, feasts before sex, and lots and lots of decor. Welcome to French sex libertine style in the age of coronavirus.
Rather than sit through another cringe Christmas, I once headed to Argentina to spend it with complete strangers. What ensued was bananas, but also heartwarming and sad.
Sure, you can meet a wonderful German guy who will take you all over Barcelona on a scooter, but you can also end up at dinner pantomiming for hours.
Statistically the trail is one of the safest places in the U.S., but when a tent is all that separates you from a potential predator, the danger becomes terrifyingly real.
The coronavirus crisis has left expats and immigrants around the world in agonizing limbo as countries shut borders and jobs disappear.
After escaping to Valparaíso, I found myself in the middle of a truly surreal Easter celebration replete with a bloody live Jesus and fires all over the city.
Melanie Hamlett lived out of her Toyota pickup for five years before giving it up and moving to New York. Then she got nostalgic for road life. That was her first mistake.
If you’re going to have adventures on the road, you’re going to have to endure some uncomfortable encounters, particularly from, to put it perhaps too delicately, needy guys.
Since moving abroad, I’ve become more and more aware of just how f*cked up and amazing the USA is.