Alia Akkam

Location: Budapest

Alia Akkam is a freelance writer covering food, drink, travel and design. She began contributing to in 2015.


Akkam's work has appeared in publications including Condé Nast Traveler, First We Feast, Playboy, Taste, VinePair and Vogue. Previously, she served as an editor for Beverage Media, Edible Queens and Hospitality Design.

Awards and Publications

Akkam is the co-author of "A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails."


She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

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