Lisa Alexander Bio

Travel Writer


Lisa Alexander is a freelance writer based in Upstate New York (but dreams of living in a French château). She became captivated with France on a vacation in Paris in her twenties. The rose windows of Notre-Dame and the rose-flavored macaroons of Ladurée tea room made a life-changing impression.

Shortly after her first visit, Lisa returned to Paris and enrolled in a French pâtisserie diploma course at Le Cordon Bleu school of cuisine. This Parisian experience inspired her baking blog: Let Them Bake Cake!

During her two-year stay in France and on subsequent visits, Lisa covered the tourist highlights of the Hexagon from Paris to Provence and Bordeaux to Burgundy. She has also traveled extensively in Europe and especially loves the Mediterranean; her other favorite countries include Belgium, Greece, Malta, Israel, Italy, Turkey and Spain.

Travels and Articles

France: Lisa is PlanetWare's primary travel writer on France. She offers her insight on the best places to visit, things to see and do at each destination, and tips on regional cuisine. Below is a small sample of some of her most popular articles.

To read more of Lisa's articles on France, see our complete guide to visiting France.

California: Lisa lived in San Francisco prior to moving to New York state. She is an expert on the area, returns regularly, and has written numerous articles for PlanetWare on California.