Alex Temblador Lives In Dallas, Texas Education University of Central Oklahoma and University of Louisiana at Monroe Alex has written for Outside, Outside Business Journal, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, Texas Monthly, among many others. She is an award-winning author and freelance writer who is best known for her coverage of diversity, inclusion, and equity in travel, the outdoors, and the arts. Alex is a freelance journalist specializing in travel, the outdoors, and arts/culture. She was a competitive athlete growing up, and now as an adult, she stays fit with road running, trail running, weight lifting, hiking, walking, and water activities. Alex's career as a travel writer has allowed her to participate in outdoor excursions all over the world from surfing in Mexico to hang gliding in Chattanooga, canyoning in Bali, diving in Bonaire, kayaking in the Caribbean, skiing in Montana, and hiking in Thailand. When it comes to testing outdoor apparel and gear, she's drawn to items that are both functional and stylish -- because you shouldn't have to sacrifice style in the outdoors. Experience Alex has been a freelance writer since 2015. Her work has appeared in outlets like Outside, Outside Business Journal, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, among many others. In 2021, Alex became a Bessie Award Winner for the "Most Impactful Piece of Writing" for her article in Conde Nast Traveler, "Questions Every Anti-Racist Traveler Should Ask on a Trip." Education Alex earned a BA in history from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and went on to the University of Central Oklahoma where she achieved her MFA in Creative Writing. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.