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Eric Chamberlain

I'm kimkim's Head of Destination Development, focused on helping more travelers have amazing experiences in key destinations.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Greece, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and my beloved home state of California!"

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."

Pulpit Rock's jaw-dropping views
Norway Cities & Hikes: Oslo, Stavanger & Bergen - 8 Days

Experience stunning landscapes sandwiched between two cultural cities on this 8-day Norwegian adventure. Beginning in Oslo, you'll immerse yourself in the capital's museums, summer festivals, and hip dining scene before taking an overnight train southwest towards Stavanger to hike the legendary Pulpit Rock. Finally, board a ferry for Bergen and explore the picturesque port city on your own and with a local guide.

The Santorini village of Oia at sunset.
Taste of Athens & Santorini - 6 Days

Combine ancient Athens with Santorini sunsets on this quick 6-day jaunt through a few of Greece's most stunning sights. After discovering the capital's classical treasures and gastronomic gems, you'll hop over to Santorini to finish your trip with a taste of island life—sailing its rugged coast, exploring whitewashed villages, and sampling local wines.

Aerial view of Oia on the island of Santorini.
Taste of Athens & Santorini - 5 Days

Visit two Greek classics during this 5-day tour of some of the country's most beautiful and iconic sites. You'll start in Athens, with a day to experience the Acropolis and the capital's buzzing neighborhoods. End the trip in Santorini with its white-topped cliffs and caldera views, complete with island cruising, wine tasting, and stunning sunsets to spare.

Aerial view of Oia on Santorini
Discover Santorini - 4 Days

Hit major Santorini hotspots on this four-day tour of the island's beautiful and iconic sites. Spend the trip exploring its classic white-topped cliffs and caldera views, complete with island cruising, wine tasting, and stunning sunsets to spare. This is an ideal tour for travelers short on time in Greece, who want to experience some of the best the country has to offer.

Discover history, culture, and nature in Italy
How kimkim Trips Work in Italy

Italy is one of the most sought after destinations in the world for its history, romance, and (of course) incredible cuisine. Hit the classic stops or head off the beaten path—no matter which route you want to take, kimkim can create a perfectly unique experience.

Turn a new corner
Family Adventures in Athens and the Cyclades - 10 Days

Walk hand in hand through the brightly colored doors of the Cyclades with this 10-day family itinerary. After an Athenian mythology tour, you'll sail to the islands for a slew of activities, with farm dinners, bike rides, horseback tours, and a cruise through the caldera on wooden ship all on the agenda.