Title: Food Writer
Education: University of North Texas
Expertise: Travel, Wellness, Recipes, Yoga, Writing, Editing

Kristy Alpert has been a freelance travel writer and food editor for nearly two decades, gathering recipes and stories from the more than 86 countries she's visited. Her bylines have appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, AFAR, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens, Fodor's Travel, TripSavvy, American Way, and more.


  • 15+ years as a professional travel writer and editor
  • Contributing editor for Cosmopolitan magazine
  • Author of the book "Road Trip Activities and Travel Journal for Kids," and co-author for numerous titles through Fodor's Travel Guides and Purina.
  • Public speaker with appearances on Daytime TV and others.
  • Winner of more than a dozen national awards for her writing.


As a travel and food writer, Kristy is passionate about unearthing stories about interesting flavors and recipes from around the world. She was a food critic in Dallas, Texas, before moving on to the freelance world, where she has since lived on three continents and visited all seven.

Kristy's writing has been featured in Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Men's Health, Esquire, Fodor's Travel, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, TripSavvy, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. She is also a former editor at Cosmopolitan, D Magazine, Dallas Child, and AvidGolfer.

Kristy is an avid home cook and recipe tester, where she is always armed with a timer and a kitchen scale. Her spice cabinet has become something she takes far too much joy in admiring, with juniper berries from Norway, cardamom from Nepal, and a coveted Ras El Hanout blend from Morocco.


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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