Alisha Prakash

Alisha Prakash

Alisha Prakash is the associate editorial director at Travel + Leisure, where she helps tell impactful travel stories. Born in India, she spent the first year of her life living on a ship, sailing around the world with her family before immigrating to New York at the age of six. Whether or not she was old enough to remember her seafaring days, this early exposure to the joys of travel was foreshadowing to her can't-sit-still nature today — one eye wandering to the horizon, she's constantly thinking about where to travel next. Now a New Yorker through and through, she has more than a decade of journalism experience under her belt, following one important motto throughout the years: Always say yes. This has meant trekking glaciers in Patagonia, bathing elephants and eating red ant eggs in Thailand, riding motorcycles through Vietnam's countryside, road tripping around the Himalayas, and summiting mountains in Montenegro. She travels for the food, the scenery, and the adventure, but above all, she travels for the people. Alisha believes that travel, at its core, is about celebrating diversity, and that the very idea of visiting a new destination, meeting new people, and discovering new cultures breaks down barriers and helps us find common ground. Alisha was previously a senior digital editor at Travel + Leisure. Before joining T+L, she was a senior editor for Tripadvisor’s, web editor at Redbook magazine, and social media editor at DuJour. She has also contributed to Time Out New York, Thrillist, Glamour, Departures, and other publications.

• 13+ years of writing and editing experience
• Received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University

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