Let’s Travel Together was a new, Houston, Texas, start-up business in 2001 by entrepreneur Melodye Martinelli. Her business background was 28 years in the corporate telecommunications industry while living in Texas, Colorado and New Jersey. This career allowed her to travel most of the United States, which was how she first discovered her interest in exploring new places.
Melodye was also a Texas Real Estate broker and business partner. Another business interest was the start-up of a successful restaurant in mid-town Houston. Not having a family and finding herself with “burn-out and stress,” she decided to take a leave of absence from the business world at age 45. The plan was to sell the New Jersey home, store all belongings and travel for 6 months. She would decide what the next chapter in her life would be while travelling. SEVEN years later having travelled the world solo, (“stuff” remaining in storage), she decided to return to Houston, and start a travel business. Why seven years? It was her obsession and passion to continue her education to learn more about herself, the religions of the world, the civilizations of people who share this beautiful planet earth. She also wanted to “connect the dots” of history and to better understand politics and foreign policies. She also enjoyed the great outdoors and experienced some of the world’s most scenic landscapes. After returning to Houston she went to South Texas Law School to acquire her “Mediator” License, with the primary focus being travel mediation.