About

When travel becomes a passion, saving becomes an obsession.

After living with soul-crushing credit card debt for nearly twenty years, I hit reset on my spending habits, my career, and my dreams. Now, I work for myself, have financial freedom and most importantly freedom of time.

On ALOR.blog, I’m sharing my journey from debt to dreams including the changes I made to reduce my cost of living, put more money away, start working for myself and find freedom of time. Join me as I embark on my next chapter, moving to Italy!

Meet Team ALOR

Brandy Shearer

Nice to meet you, I’m Brandy Shearer! Author of ALOR, Dual American Italian Citizen, Owner of ALOR Consulting and Wife of Photographer and Artist Paolo Ferraris.


Paolo Ferraris

Born in Torino, Italy, Paolo was raised in a home flooded with literature, poetry, art and camera equipment. ALOR is a place for Paolo to showcase his photography and art.

Site Map

Liguria, Italy. Moving to Italy blog. Find out how to retire early in Italy with ALOR.blog/Italy

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ALOR Consulting Work

Brandy Shearer is the Owner, Executive Producer of ALOR Consulting along with Owner & Photographer Paolo Ferraris. Here are some of our favorite content marketing projects for brands like Hilton Hotels, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, Usquaebach Whisky, BridgePort Brewing, Trumer Pils, Provenance Hotels and many more!