Alison Chino, American copywriter living abroad in Germany

Hi. My name is Alison.

I started pouring out my bleeding heart onto white blank pages when I was a little girl.

As a teenager, I always carried a notebook, hoping to capture every fleeting bolt of inspiration.

So I became a writer.

I still start every day with my journal and a pen.

On this blog I tell stories and share photos of places I wander.

I even wrote a little book. It’s called Letters from Alison.

Elsewhere on the internet, I write about travel. Which is super fun.

But my day job is copywriting. I spend my days writing and editing blog posts, about pages, eCourses, eBooks and any just about any other kind of web copy you can imagine.

I love the dual challenge of finding and telling the story whether I am writing about a walk, a town, a person or a business.

 I would love to help you tell your story!

Chinos To Scotland, Travel Photos, Family and Vintage Suitcases, Living In Scotland, Expat Family

Want to know little more about me?

A few years ago my husband and I packed up our four kids and moved to Scotland.

(Here’s the story about how we ended up there.)

Now we live in Germany.

We’ve also lived in Chicago and Seattle, but a sleepy community across the Arkansas River from Little Rock will always be home to me.

Chino Family

I want to live in a world where the refugee is always welcome, black and brown folks walk the streets of America without fear, and children play outside until the sun goes down.

So I pray a lot.

I spend as much time outside as possible, praying, walking and just being.

Lately I am really liking this quote by Evelyn Underhill:

We mostly spend [our] lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do… forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in , the fundamental verb, to Be.

I’m a preacher’s daughter, which probably explains why I still hold sacred the ritual of going to church every Sunday. I usually cry at some point in the service, because after over forty years, I still find the concept of grace to be amazing.

I spend a lot of time on my yoga mat, but Jesus will always be my guru.

I cry easily. I also laugh so loud that it embarrasses my children. (I think both of these have to do with the fact that I’m a 4 on the Enneagram.)

Sometimes one of my kids asks me for a recipe, so I keep posting them even though there are plenty of other fancy places on the internet to find recipes. However, I am trying to teach my children that sitting around the table with people who look and sound different from you is one of the best ways I know to make the world a better place. It doesn’t matter if you serve chicken pot pie or plain black-eyed peas, rice and cornbread. The important thing is just to keep breaking bread with others.

Once a month I share a little family news, whatever book I happen to be reading and all kinds of lovely things I find on the internet.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wanna be internet friends? You can subscribe to my blog right here