Allan Taylor (Allano) is a travel writer and blogger. He was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand and in NZ attended Otago and Victoria Universities majoring in chemistry, geology and economics. Later he went on to Pennsylvania State University, USA, to do a PhD degree in Geochemistry.
Allano now lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and enjoys the wonderful wine and Mediterranean climate. Allano has traveled throughout Australasia, Central and South America and Africa. His favorite countries to write about are Mexico and Chile. Other topics of interest are gemstones, trout fishing, cooking and politics.