Alison Bing has done many commendable things, but also many others that aren't strictly advisable - including accepting dinner invitations from cults, researching 250 wineries in 30 days, and trusting the camel to know the way. She has survived to tell tales for BBC, NPR, NBC, Telegraph, Guardian, New York Times and sundry other global outlets.
Lonely Planet (2006-current)
Piloted six successful series launches and authored/co-authored 42 top-selling titles for leading global travel publisher.
Chronicle Books (2003-2008)
Developed, wrote and edited pop culture titles for leading gift-sector publisher, including critically acclaimed Ascending Chaos: The Art of Masami Teraoka.
Barnes & Noble (2002-2006)
Created several titles as proof of concept for expansion of B&N imprint, authoring do-it-yourself books on topics from robotics to memoir writing and editing top-selling Words of Wisdom quote book series.
Other media (2000-current)
Cooking Light, BBC, Sunset magazine, Telegraph, Lonely Planet Traveller, New York Times, The Guardian (UK), New Zealand Herald, Sweden's Dagens Nyheter, San Francisco Chronicle, Architectural Record, CMYK, Flash Art (Italy), Gourmet Traveller (Australia), ArtUS, Sculpture.
Masters Degree (Masters of Arts in Law & Diplomacy) in Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, joint program of Tufts and Harvard Universities; Dean's Fund Research Fellow.
Princeton in Asia Fellow at Shantou University, Guangdong, China.
Bachelor of Arts in art history from Haverford College; coursework at Bryn Mawr College and American University in Cairo, Egypt; Deborah Lafer-Scherr Fellow, Penn Center, Chennai, India.
Languages: English, Italian & French; functional Spanish & Arabic (Darija & Modern Standard); basic Mandarin.