Alison Abbott

Member Since:
Jan 2015

Alison Abbott is a travel writer and photographer based in Boston, MA., with a focus on sustainable shades of green luxury. She is a passionate design enthusiast, foodie, content creator, and small business strategist, who sings the praises of keeping it local whether at home or abroad. Alison works as a brand ambassador and Local Expert with Afar Media. Her writing has appeared in a regular column on The Examiner. Recent partnerships include Westin™, Stonyfield, Trip Advisor B2B and Chase Bank. Coverage of The Flower Markets of Mumbai was featured in Leaf Magazine. She has worked with tourism boards and reviewed hotels and restaurants around the world. Her self-guided walking tour of Nantucket-A Faraway Isle was published by Visual Travel Tours and is available for download. When not searching out the best of artisans, farm-to-table, and locales that make a destination unique, you can find her working as editor of the blog Green With Renvy sharing eco-friendly luxury with a heavy dose of handmade. She is a member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA), The International Travel Writers Alliance, The International Eco-Tourism Society and the Massachusetts Cheese Guild. 

Contact Information

IFWTWA Members Only

Contact information is for IFWTWA members only, please log in to view private contact information.

Social Networks



Published Articles (18)

Germany’s Christmas Markets-A Cologne Highlight

Nestled among medieval castles and villages along the Rhine River are charming cities featuring Germany’s Christmas Markets. An excellent way to tour the area is aboard a Viking River Cruise.

The Alaska Salmon Culture

Salmon is the real gold rush in The Last Frontier. The Alaskan salmon culture is a story of hope. Often represented in carved totem poles, it is a symbol of […]

Wellness Travel-The Azores Has It All

When you are looking for a destination for wellness travel the Azores offers the whole package. How can you argue with a destination that has been certified by nature?

Why Travel Now

Why, with our current political climate, I find it is more important then ever to dust off our passports and travel now.

Exploring Alaska’s Inside Passage with AdventureSmith

Come along as I explore Alaska’s Inside Passage on the historic MV Westward. Small ship cruising will allow us to visit hidden coves and private islands few get the chance […]


Lloret de Mar in Costa Brava is well known for its beautiful coastline, and along the water is where most visitors choose to stay. I would however, recommend venturing off […]

Cook Like a Tico from Costa Rico

Costa Rica has long been known for offering all levels of sustainable tourism; the phrase Pura Vida or pure life weaves a web throughout the country’s culture and lifestyle.

National Spa Week-Give in to Wellness

One of the newest buzzwords to appear on the scene in one of the largest industries in the world is Wellness Travel. This week, the time to examine that spa […]

Eco-Tourism in a South Florida State Park

John D. MacArthur State Park is a hidden gem where you can find eco-tourism alive and well in south Florida. While there are 161 state parks in the state of […]

Hotel Aigua Blava-A Costa Brava Retreat

Nestled into the side of a hill on the coast of Begur, the Hotel Aigua Blava rests amid quiet coves and lush trees in the heart of Costa Brava. The […]

Mediterranean Inspired Lentil Pasta

Do the flavors from different parts of the world take you on a mental journey? I find taste to be one of the strongest triggers for transporting me to another […]

Innovation and Contemporary Art Team Up for Walid Raad Exhibition

The innovative Envoy Hotel embraces the local arts community to partner with Boston’s ICA for the Walid Raad exhibition.

8 Activities in Boston to Power Through the Winter Doldrums

You’ll find Boston’s residents are a hearty lot. Where else can you find bike lanes cleared of heavy snow and sailing on the Charles river as soon as the ice […]

10 Epic Travel Experiences in Rajasthan

Camel trekking, glamping, visiting palaces, shopping for textiles and indulging in sweets are only a few of the epic travel experiences one can have in the desert of Rajasthan.

Luxury and Location at The Fitzwilliam Dublin

Centrally located, the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin illustrates why the city is famous for is cultural heritage and charming hospitality. You’ll find a warm welcome in this enchanting city.

Best Bites 2015-Eating Local Around the Globe

From tapas in Barcelona, fresh peas in a former monastery to perfectly fresh seafood in Cuba and new age frozen yogurt in Boston, these are the culinary highlights of 2015.

Farm to Table Embraced at Luxury Hotels

As the farm-to-table trend becomes part of our every day vocabulary, I’ve found that using locally sourced foods has also been embraced at luxury hotels and resorts. Taking it a […]

Costa Brava and the Fisherman Tradition

The cultural heritage of Costa Brava, Spain is strongly tied to the Fishing Tradition. I recently had the opportunity to travel thru five small villages in this beautiful region, where […]