Álula Magazine is a quarterly, travel & design independent magazine. Each issue covers a selection of beautiful destinations, alongside engaging stories of wonderful travel experiences. You’ll find interviews with artists and creators, stories from the road, and a selection of inspiring images that will make you daydream about your next journey. Discover unique design, architecture, fashion, and of course local food, through the lens of our editors.
Álula was an idea that sparkled with every journey. So inspired by countless experiences, anecdotes, and memories —and using design as a starting point— Álula grew out of the desire to portray the travel experience in a creative and beautiful way. That’s how Álula Magazine came to life, due to the insatiable desire to see the world through design, art, architecture, gastronomy, and all the beauty found in the travel experience.
The word alula means the smallest set of feathers in birds’ wings.”
The word alula means “the smallest set of feathers in birds’ wings.” For us, this winglet aims to represent the desire to explore, to discover. It symbolizes our interest in flying to beautiful places and learning new things. Through Álula Magazine we’d like to create a space for all the diverse voices in the travel world. Therefore, our main goal is to inspire meaningful travel by creating a beautifully curated magazine. This is our invitation to stay curious while traveling and learning about design, culture, and much more. It’s a joy to have you join us!
Áinee Álamo Ávila, Founder & Editor
Creative by heart and spontaneous traveler, Áinee is a Creative Designer with years of experience in travel and working with global teams. She has lived, studied, and work abroad on several occasions. Switzerland, Japan, and Italy, and all the many places visited in between.
Her background in Industrial, Graphic, Editorial, and Interior Design, and Architecture, along with her deep interest in foreign cultures, languages, and travel became the basis and inspiration for creating Álula Magazine. Áinee is fueled by her passion for traveling through the senses, with a keen eye for detail, and searching for design aesthetics and emotional beauty in every trip. Her goal with Álula is to share this perspective on travel, through different stories, people, and experiences.
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Álula Magazine is a space as vast as the ocean, as wide as the sky. We welcome all voices, from occasional travelers to experienced nomads and all kinds of creatives.
Whether you’re a designer, photographer, illustrator, artist, or any type of creative, if you’re passionate about travel, Álula has a space for you. We particularly encourage the voices yet to be heard, those of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities in travel media. To honor the diversity of our world and its people, we firmly believe there should be space for all perspectives and points of view in the stories we tell. Every voice matters, and your voice matters. We want to hear from you!