Alison J. Stein

  • Alison J. Stein is a freelance culinary travel journalist who has written for The Atlantic Monthly's Food Channel, Business Traveler, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, The Travel Channel's World Hum, and The Washington Post.
  • Alison is a lifelong resident of New York City and the owner of Very Curious Mind, a blog dedicated to travel, food, and art.
  • Alison's articles have won awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the American Society of Business Press Editors.


Alison J. Stein is a former writer for TripSavvy. In addition to building the site's Culinary Travel section, she has also served as an editor for Inc. and the American Demographics magazine. Currently, Alison owns and operates a travel and art blog called Very Curious Mind, and she regularly contributes to a number of publications.

Alison is a freelance journalist who specializes in arts, business, culture, and travel and her articles have appeared in a number of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Business Traveler. Alison's work has received numerous awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the American Society of Business Press Editors. 



Alison graduated from the State University of New York College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She also attended the University of Hartford and SUNY Oswego during her studies.

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