Melissa Alvarado Sierra

About Melissa

Melissa Alvarado Sierra

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

Coquito Recipe

Mix a few ingredients to concoct a tasty drink that friends and family will love. In Puerto Rico, this drink is the symbol of Christmas celebrations and many make it in great quantities for bottling and gifting....