Melina Bellows

of National Geographic Society

Melina Gerosa Bellows is executive vice president, publisher, and chief creative officer of books, kids, and family divisions at National Geographic Society. Follow her on Twitter @MelinaBellows.

“Mom, it looks like the White House!” my nine-year-old son Chase blurts from the backseat. The three of us–my daughter Mackenzie included–have just driven four hours from Washington, D.C. to White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia, our ears popping as we rolled up and down the bucolic Allegheny Mountains. Our destination: the legendary Greenbrier resort for a decadent weekend together.