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Jennifer Kotlewski

Writer & Content Lead

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Jordan, Norway, Iceland, and beyond!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I traveled to 26 countries on 4 continents before realizing I should probably make a career out of it, and began writing about my experiences abroad. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Visiting Tikal in Guatemala was unforgettable. A friend and I walked through the jungle forest before dawn, listening to the howler monkeys as they began to wake up, and climbed one of the ancient pyramids to watch the sunrise! Having such a popular destination to ourselves was truly magical. "

Featured trips & expertise

5 Ways to Spend a Night in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a destination in its own right, both for its surreal landscape and its pleasantly isolated location—and to get the most out of your experience, you'll want to spend the night. Whether you want to feel like you've landed on Mars or prefer something a bit more down to earth, this list has you covered.

Traveler Interview: Northern Lights Family Adventure in Iceland

Keith Fentress and his family were on a mission to see the Northern Lights, and enlisted kimkim to plan their winter trip to Iceland. They were lucky enough to catch the auroras on their week-long adventure, and had lots of wintry fun along the way. From lava caves to glacier snowmobiling and a memorable surprise on their last day, Keith shares more about their experience.

View of Wadi Musa
5 Best Places to Stay Near Petra

Seeing the ancient city of Petra tops the must-do list for most of Jordan's visitors. Luckily, the nearby town, hills, and desert offer lodging options to accommodate every taste and budget. Whether you value convenient location, local culture, or a room with a view, this list of excellent places to stay (and a few alternatives) has you covered.

6 Souvenirs to Buy in Jordan (and Where to Buy Them)

Any trip abroad merits a little souvenir shopping, but Jordan is a destination with especially beautiful and useful offerings. Pick up some luxe skincare products, support a women's weaving initiative, or splurge on a handmade mosaic for your wall and enjoy the lasting memories of your adventure.

Traveler Interview: Heritage Trip to Bolivia

Adopted as an infant, kimkim traveler Casi Brough always dreamed of going back to her birth country of Bolivia. So when she and her husband Tim finally got the chance, they wanted to see it all. From planning the itinerary to hanging out on the famous Salt Flats, read all about Casi's two-week adventure below—and get inspired by her gorgeous photos, which will have you booking a flight to Bolivia in no time.

Traveler Interview: A Month in Vietnam and Cambodia

Retirees Neil and Kate Mann are self-described "fiercely independent travelers." They love every aspect of planning a trip, but decided to enlist some help from kimkim for their most ambitious endeavor yet: a month-long journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Neil shares his favorite moments, the importance of cultural experiences, and advice for travelers interested in recreating their itinerary.