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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

How to Spend 7 Days in Costa Rica

Cycle from coast to coast, take a culinary journey, chill on the beach, or have a world-class whitewater adventure: there are countless ways to spend a week in Costa Rica. These 5 itineraries pair the country's biodiverse regions with activities that offer a deep dive into culture, nature, and adventure—read on to find your perfect match.

How to Spend 10 Days in Costa Rica

Travelers with more than a week to spend in Costa Rica have time to experience much of what makes the country so exceptional, from its many ecosystems and spectacular wildlife to culture, cuisine, and adventure activities. Each of these itineraries takes a theme and runs with it—you can hit all the highlights, spend ten days on the coast, or focus on specific interests like surfing or wildlife.

Traveler Interview: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Avid traveler Laura Marshall knows the value of local expertise—that's why she enlisted kimkim to plan her dream trip to Peru. Her group decided on the Salkantay Trek, a five-day adventure through remote landscape, ending with Machu Picchu. Check out this interview to learn why she loved it and what it's like to trek with an expert guide.

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.