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Kristy Alpert

Kristy Alpert

Kristy Alpert is a freelance journalist with extensive experience covering travel, food and lifestyle topics. She has won six national awards for her writing, and has written for a variety of publications and clients, most notably American Way magazine, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, AT&T, HP and Nestle.

Her passion for journalistic storytelling has led her from Bruges to Beijing, with a tequila worm tasting in Mexico thrown in every so often. Kristy Alpert has a passion for experiencing the peculiar and loves the thrill that comes from overcoming her fears.

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Adventure Travel

Insider's guide to Machu Picchu: Unforgettable trek to Lost City of the Incas is simple yet luxurious

By Kristy Alpert

It’s been more than 10 years since my dad first asked me to take a father-daughter trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. At the time, the high school version ...

Travel deals

Hot deals on the cold slopes of Santa Fe make for quick and affordable ski getaways

By Kristy Alpert

Just because the holidays are long gone doesn't have to mean the vacation has to end. Luckily, it's a new year, and your vacation days have instantly recharged ...

Winter Escapes

Trade Houston chills for the sights and thrills of sunny Panama

By Kristy Alpert

From dimly lit midnight wine tastings through the romantic Casco Viejo district to venturing out in a hollowed-out canoe to an authentic Indian village, Panama has plenty to keep you ...

treat yourself

Five luxurious hotel-made products worth buying for your home

By Kristy Alpert

Hotels around the world are finally offering more for guests to bring home than tiny bottles of shampoo or the occasional stolen washcloth. Here are some examples.

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