Kristy Alpert

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Kristy Alpert

  • As the daughter of a commercial airline pilot and the wife of an Air Force pilot, Kristy has lived and/or been stationed on three continents and in eight states, but the two places she’s lived in the longest are Texas and Germany. 
  • Kristy held staff jobs at D Magazine, AvidGolfer magazine, and The Dallas Morning News before moving into full-time freelance travel writing in 2010. Her bylines have since appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, AFAR, Food & Wine, TripSavvy, American Way, and more.
  • Kristy is the author of the book "Road Trip Activities and Travel Journal for Kids," and has appeared on Daytime TV to talk about road trips and traveling with kids.


Kristy has spent more than a decade as a freelance travel writer, where her bylines have appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, AFAR, Food & Wine, TripSavvy, American Way, The New York Daily News, and more. Along with her passion for journalistic storytelling, Kristy is a certified technical writer and is also an E-RYT200 certified yoga instructor, earning her certification while living in Bali, Indonesia, before studying advanced techniques in Rishikesh, India. Kristy’s appetite for adventure has led her to extracting the secrets of bread baking on Muhu Island, discovering Swiss beauty rituals on an alpine dairy farm, and unearthing ancient Georgian traditions for making qvevri wine.


Kristy graduated cum laude from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in English Literature and a certification in Technical Writing.

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