Nikkidoorwaybody1Alyssa Pinsker aka Girl Gone Global™ is a writer, teacher, and performer. She writes features and reviews for BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Cosmopolitan, Time Out New York, New York,  xoJane, BUST, Frisky, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Press, Huffington Post, Forward, Paste Magazine, Sherman’s Travel,, Chevrolet and more. Book anthologies include “The Hope,” edited by Menachem Creditor and “The Best Advice in Six Words: Writers Famous and Obscure on Love, Sex, Money, Friendship, Family, Work and Much More,” edited by Larry Smith.

Pinsker is also a commentator for places like Huffington Post Live and the BBC World Service. She is currently a Philadelphia lifestyle editor for, the millennial renting sister site to and the official hotel reviewer for Philadelphia.

As a travel writer, she covers primarily millennial globe-trotting women who are also entrepreneurs. Her influencer brand is called Girl Gone Global™ and has over 26,000 social media followers. Her project for women is “Girls Gone Global” which counsels women on becoming digital nomads, travel entrepreneurs and safe and happy solo world travelers. She writes about luxury travel, food, women, wellness, relationships, faith and tech. Her project, “The Last Jews of …” documents tiny and near death Jewish populations, is based on her popular BBC and Tablet stories.

Writer Michelle Dinnick and Alyssa Pinsker are currently working on editing an anthology about being Half-Jewish called “There’s No Such Thing as Half-Jewish” based on Pinsker’s eponymous essay which went a bit viral and inspired Dinnick to ask Pinsker to make an anthology. They have agent and editor interest and are currently seeking the best contributors! Looking at you Rebecca Walker, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler.

Pinsker was an oft-booked storyteller and has appeared on the Moth, Story Collider, How I Learned series, the stand-up comic she has performed at Gotham, Broadway Comedy and other clubs around New York City. She has read at the Franklin Park Reading and Freerange Non-Fiction series amongst others.  She is represented by Bicoastal MGMT as talent for broadcast, online, fit, commercial and print.

Alyssa has a Masters in Education from LIU, Brooklyn and attended Sarah Lawrence College for a Creative Non-Fiction MFA.

Writing has appeared in (click on logos below or for a non-exhaustive list of published articles, click here):



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