Melissa Alvarado Sierra

About Melissa

Melissa is a native Puerto Rican who enjoys sharing her island experiences and discoveries with readers everywhere. She studied Journalism and Art in San Francisco and London and has worked throughout the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. A contributing writer and photographer for Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation, she writes regularly for USA Today, AND Magazine, and Her work has also appeared in California Home + Design Magazine, on, and on Fashion TV.

Special Interests

Melissa knows a lot about:

  • Beaches

10Best Lists by Melissa Alvarado Sierra

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Best Caf├ęs in San Juan

We have sipped our way across San Juan, trying every kind of coffee, from cappuccino to ristretto, to finally compile a list of the best cafés in the Puerto Rico capital. This list features where to find...


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Mexican Restaurants in San Juan

We scouted San Juan in search of Mexico and found more than we bargain for. We found great Mexican fare, sharp service and unbelievably cheap prices (for sizable portions).These list presents great options...


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Best Breakfast Restaurants

  Do you love Puerto Rican food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Puerto Rican cuisine in San Juan. We've diligently scouted out the top breakfasts spots, and...