Matt Meltzer is a freelance writer and former Miami Editor and a travel staffer for Thrillist. Prior to that, he ran the dorms for the Miami City Ballet School. He served six years in the United States Marine Corps, was a judge in the Miss Florida America system, and is a past contributor to Cosmopolitan magazine. He currently is an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College, but has also taught at University of Florida and University of Miami, where he was a member of the boxing team. He has completed two Ironman triathlons, holds a Masters in Journalism from UF and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Miami. He currently lives in Miami in an apartment he never sees.