I'm kimkim's Head of Destination Development, focused on helping more travelers have amazing experiences in all of our 90+ destinations around the world.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Although I've traveled to six continents over the years, Greece, Italy, Norway, and South Africa are my areas of greatest expertise."
How did you get involved in travel?
"My love of travel stretches back to a childhood spent exploring the great outdoors throughout the western US with my family, but my first opportunity for extended international travel came during undergrad, when I studied abroad in Berlin, Germany. It was my first time in Europe, and I spent virtually every weekend exploring different corners of the continent, from Ireland to Hungary. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"For my honeymoon, I spent three months backpacking with my wife in Southeast Asia. We traveled from Thailand down through Malaysia and Singapore and into Indonesia. While work or academic commitments have normally limited the time I could spend traveling and forced me to move faster through destinations than I would have liked, during this extended adventure we were able to really immerse ourselves in the places we visited, and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations. Highlights included a city-wide water fight during Songkran (Thai New Year's) in Bangkok, hiking in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands, eating delicious home-cooked meals in Singapore, exploring temples near Yogyakarta on Java, and scuba diving among wrecks and colorful reefs on the north coast of Bali."
Featured trips & expertise
Kimkim Climate Initiative
Beginning in February 2022, a portion of every trip booked through kimkim will go toward the removal of carbon from the atmosphere. When you plan your trip with us, you'll reduce your impact and support the long-term fight against the effects of climate change.
Best Things to Do on Naxos
If you're dreaming of the quintessential Greek island with whitewashed architecture, amazing beaches, incredible food and culture, and rich history, then Naxos is for you. Especially if you want to avoid the crowds seen on some of its neighboring islands. The largest Cycladic island is just a hop, skip, and a jump from hotspots like Santorini and Mykonos, but feels a world apart.
Kimkim COVID-19 Response
We understand that these are very uncertain times, and while you are undoubtedly excited about your next trip, it can be difficult to start planning while the global situation remains unclear. Read on to learn more about how kimkim is responding to COVID-19.
Best Off The Beaten Path Itineraries in Europe
Europe's charms are no secret to travelers, but there are still many places across the continent where the crowds are sparse, yet the incredible experiences are limitless. Explore beautiful villages in the mountains of Northern Greece, admire the jagged mountains and coastlines of Norway's islands above the Arctic Circle, or tilt at windmills in Spain's land of Don Quixote. No matter your interests, traveling to these lesser-known regions is sure to be a unique adventure.
Best Safari Itineraries in Africa
Africa is a vast continent, so if you're keen to see the best of its wildlife, it can be hard to know where to start. From South Africa to Kenya, these six itineraries showcase the Big 5 and other wildlife amid Africa's dramatic landscapes. Whether you're looking to spot elephants by the dozens in Zimbabwe or see mountain gorillas in Uganda, these trips are sure not to disappoint.
Central California Road Trip: Monterey, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, & More - 7 Days
This loop through Central California offers a delightful sampler of the best of the Golden State: dramatic coastline, charming towns, captivating history and, of course, plenty of wine. Following the coast south from the Monterey Peninsula to Santa Barbara and Channel Islands National Park, before heading back north through some of the state's best wine regions, makes for an unforgettable week.