I’m Allison, a freelance travel writer and co-founder of the travel newsletter Opla. I travel full-time, taking out apartments and making my home in different places around the world. I move when my visa runs out or when it’s time to seek out a new story, whichever comes first.

When I’m not scouting out the latest hotel and restaurant openings, I get to know my neighbors and bumble through local life as best I can. These experiences fuel fresh, tapped-in stories about the cities that take me in.

My background is in the luxury travel industry, with years of experience as a travel consultant and writer at a high-end members-only company in New York. I write about France, Thailand, Morocco, India, Japan and New York, the city I still call home.