Hi, Adventurers!

East Coast Contessa luxury travel blogger

I’m Alex, the author behind East Coast Contessa, a U.S. based luxury travel and lifestyle blog. Born in coastal Maine and raised in Kentucky, I’m a warm-weather enthusiast and seeker of hidden-gems who left the office for the world in 2018. I’m an avid swimmer and beach-goer, a trained journalist, a former expat, and a serious food (and coffee) aficionado! In my nearly seven year journey of world exploration, I’ve visited 49 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

It may also come as no surprise that I love to put pen to paper. You may have even seen some of my work in Thrive Global, Trivago Magazine, and Stylecaster, along the way! What I love most about travel is its ability to connect me with cultures and people. To simultaneous push me out of my comfort zone all while broadening my desire to explore even further. I’m so glad you found your way here, and I hope that what you read in these pages sparks your own sense of exploration and wanderlust within. 

I’ll see you out there,



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