NameAlison Abbott
OccupationFreelance Writer / Consultant
LocationBoston/Nantucket, MA
Seasonal FavoriteSweet, sweet corn
On the HorizonNantucket, Palm Beach, Costa Rica
Favorite SettingAny Beach
CollectibleIndigenous Textiles
On My Nightstand The Weight of Water

Founder and writer Alison Abbott has been a multi discipline designer for all of her adult life. She is a serious design advocate, content creator and small business strategist, who is enthusiastic about keeping it local whether at home or abroad.

around the world with Alison Abbott

A passion for travel took hold early in her career, after production trips to the Far East for the fashion and design company she established in 1978. Twenty five successful years later, she segued into the world of renovating houses with an eco-friendly twist. A desire to combine that passion for travel with her growing knowledge in the world of sustainability led her to the launch of Green With Renvy. You’ll find the blog is an enjoyable riff on the concept of renovating your travel and lifestyle in sustainable shades of green. Reducing your carbon footprint can come in many forms, and even small steps can have a significant impact. Sharing these ideas and discoveries with her readers is what Green With Renvy is all about. When not searching for the best of artisans, growers and locales that make a destination unique, Alison shares her time between Boston and Nantucket.


Alison is a brand ambassador and Boston Local Expert with Afar Media. Recent work has been featured on Westin™ Finds from Afar, Stonyfield and Trip Advisor B2B. She has provided content creation and photography for both Chase Bank and AfarMedia as they relaunch their web sites. Alison’s coverage of The Flower Markets of India was featured in Leaf Magazine. AdventureSmith Explorations, Viking River Cruises, Visit Azores,  and Visit Aruba have partnered with the writer, and she has reviewed hotels around the world. Her self guided walking tour of Nantucket – A Faraway Isle was published by Visual Travel Tours and is available for download.

As a writer, she explains, “Nothing could make me happier than hearing from a reader who has changed her travel plans for her son’s graduation to stay in an eco-friendly hotel that I recently recommended. A  subscriber and her husband took a page out of my itinerary in Kerala, because it sounded like the perfect start to ease them into the chaos that can be India.  Something as simple as trying one of my Meatless Monday recipes with great results can make my day. I firmly believe that as individuals become better traveled and more mindful, culturally aware citizens of the globe, the world will be a better place”. With that thought in mind, Alison shares the experience of eco-friendly travel and lifestyle through Green With Renvy.

Let’s make a difference together.