Kirsten is a photographer, content creator, digital marketer and conference speaker who has built a good portion of her career around experimentation with mobile technology, instructing at offices such as the AOL headquarters, the Apple Store UWS and at conferences like TBEX, TBU, TBE and Traverse. She spent a decade as a professional portrait and wedding photographer before turning her lens to travel.
She blogs about luxurious travel that seeks to go more than skin deep into other cultures, while caring about the earth and the environment of the places she visits as much as possible, seeking never to disturb or harm but instead inspire others to know the world outside their own country better. She is always hoping to encourage travelers to consider places they might never have considered before reading her blog and while she hasn’t been everywhere, yet, it’s on her list.
A former nomad, she now makes her home in New York City where she enjoys discovering and documenting the concrete jungle between assignments around the world. She has been in front of the camera for CNN, Expedia, AMC and AFAR Magazine. She was the first host of the NYC web series: Bites of the Big Apple.
Get in touch with her: kirsten [at] kirstenalana [dot] com
Prior to that she was the host of a six episode series for CNN on health and safety while traveling that filmed in and around NYC and at JFK airport. In January 2012, she was Expedia’s representative at the Sundance Film Festival. She live blogged, wrote about and tweeted her experiences for a special page on expedia.com as well as their YouTube channel. She also filmed a television spot for AMC live from the festival with Jacob Soboroff.
Prior to that she covered New Year’s Eve in Berlin and the Beck’s Green Box Project for Beck’s Beer.
For more about Kirsten professionally, or if you would like to work with her, please visit her portfolio site: kirstenalana.com.
According to Twitalyzer Kirsten is in the top 91.9th percentile of twitter users.
The blog has been a part of the Top 100 Travel Sites list and is currently a member of Best Travel Blogs.
Kirsten is a recurring host of both TNI and FriFotos and was a Huffington Post columnist with a new travel-themed post live every Friday.
Kirsten has managed social media for brands and individuals, has experience with Google Analytics and all the major metrics and tracking services and has traveled all over the world to teach courses on mobile photography as well as good photo capturing generally for travel bloggers and industry professionals. Kirsten has twice been featured in Grazia Magazine and her stories from her travels have been featured on Uptake, The Brooklyn Nomad, The Lost Girls, Travel Dudes, Gadling, and Huffington Post Travel.