¡Hola and welcome to Viva La Travelista! My name is Allison and I’m a travel blogger and digital marketer currently living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, I am a Midwest girl with worldly ambitions. I got my first taste of international adventure when I spent a semester abroad in Alicante, Spain. It was along the shores of the Mediterranean coast that I first developed my passion for the Hispanic culture and the ¨No pasa nada¨ carefree attitude towards life. 

Since then, I have traveled to many Spanish speaking countries to experience their vibrant cultural heritage and colorful way of life. In every new place I visit, I’m so inspired by meeting diverse people, discovering lively hotspots, and indulging in local flavors, all while learning new Spanish words along the way.

In 2018, I decided to quit my job working for a luxury hotel brand in Chicago to pursue my dream of living and working abroad. I packed my bags, sold my belongings, and bought a one-way ticket south of the border! I currently reside in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and am dedicating my blog to discovering this very special place. 

Follow me on my vivid pursuit to perfect my Spanish, soak up the endless sunshine, and experience the abundant adventures that Playa del Carmen has to offer.

Allison Sicking