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Alison Stein Wellner is an award-winning writer and essayist. She’s the culinary travel editor for the New York Times-owned About.com, writes a weekly essay on travel and culture for Perceptive Travel, a member of the USA Today Travel Alliance.
Wellner’s story “The Heat Seeker”, which originally appeared in The Travel Channel’s World Hum, was anthologized in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 (Traveler’s Tales). The anthology won a gold medal in the travel essay division of the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Wellner’s work has appeared in American Archaeology, The Atlantic Monthly’s Food Channel, Business Traveler, BusinessWeek, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Continental, Fast Company, Glamour, Huffington Post, Ladies’ Home Journal, Luxist, Men's Journal, Money, Mother Jones, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, Reason, Robb Report, Sierra Magazine, The Street.com, The Toronto Star, US Air magazine, The Washington Post, World Hum (The Travel Channel), Working Mother, Yankee, Yoga Journal, among other places.
She’s been a contributing editor at Inc. magazine, editor-at-large at American Demographics magazine, a New York Times Professional Fellow and a National Press Foundation Fellow. Her articles have won awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the American Society of Business Press Editors. She’s the author of Americans at Play, which is about trends in outdoor recreation and travel (New Strategist 1997) and Best of Health, which is about trends in health. (New Strategist, 2000). She’s a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. She divides her time between Manhattan and New York’s Hudson Valley.