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Kim Mance is a journalist, writer and blogger for publications like Condé Nast Traveler, and Marie Claire. She co-hosted Travel Channel’s Destination Showdown, and hosts Dream it. Book it. Do it! for Comcast on-demand.

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I'm editor-in-chief of Galavanting, an online women's travel magazine. I'm also a freelance writer on topics from politics, to parenting, to freethought. 

Oh, and I've got five great kids; three of my own, and two who came with the love of my life.


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Kim as a panelist on Soledad O'Brien's CNN morning show, Starting Point. Kim Mance is a journalist based in New York. She recently co-hosted Travel Channel's Destination Showdown as an expert judge, and also hosted NCC Media's Comcast cable on-demand show, Dream It. Book It. Do It! In addition, Kim is a contributing blogger for Condé Nast Traveler, has written for outlets like Marie Claire, WorldHum, Huffington Post, and is editor of Galavanting.

Kim regularly appears as a travel and lifestyle expert on many national and local television outlets like CNN, ABC News, FOX News, NPR, CBS New York, the Sundance Channel, Anderson Live, Good Day Street Talk on Fox NYC, Better TV, and has been a panelist on PBS' The Mclaughlin Group. Magazines like Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Parents, and Self also frequently chat with Kim about various lifestyle and travel topics.

In 2008, Kim founded the TBEX community of travel bloggers, journalists and travel professionals, which became a definitive online hub. Its popular annual conferences in North America and Europe were recently acquired by New Media Expo, and she remains an advisor.

One of Kim's essays is included in Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana, a collection of humorous travel stories (Solas House, 2012). Some of her other writing has been featured in publications that include AlterNet, Babble, and the Women's Policy Journal of Harvard (pdf).


Kim featured as a travel expert: TV, radio, print, blogs & online media

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Kim was recently featured in a Sundance Channel "Tastemakers" vignette. (see right)


Upcoming/Recent Speaking Engagements


North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 11th Annual Conference - Shreveport-Bossier, LA
Oct 08, 2013 - Travel blogging and social media.

Private Event - New York, NY
Jan 30, 2013 - Presentation on unique adventures and getaways for women travelers.

TBEX Europe - Girona, Spain
Sep 21, 2012 - Moderator of "Collaboration Between Bloggers and Travel Industry" panel discussion.

Destination Marketing Association International annual - Seattle, WA

Jul 17, 2012 - Panelist on the "The (R)evolution of Travel Journalism" discussion.

New York Times Travel Show - New York, NY
Mar 2, 2012 - Panelist on the 'Focus on Travel Media' discussion.

Private Event - New York, NY
Dec 8, 2011 - Presentation on the world's next 'hottest' destinations for unique experiences.

New York Times Travel Show - New York, NY
Feb 26, 2011 - Panelist on the "Blogging & Social Media" discussion.

BlogWorld Expo 2010 - Las Vegas, NV
Oct 15, 2010 - Travel track panelist during the world's largest social media conference held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. 

The Travel Blogger Show - Orlando, FL
Sept 12, 2010 - Moderator of the panel seminar: "One Subject, One Blog: Do’s and Don'ts for Niche Blogging". The event is organized by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

GoMedia Canada Marketplace 2010 - Toronto, Ontario
Aug 23, 2010 - Panelist during the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s premier annual international media event. 

New York Social Media Rountable - Travel
Feb 23, 2010 - Panel: Social Media and the Travel Industry explores the social networking tools that travel publicists, agents, and even bloggers are using to reach fans and clients.

Canada-e-Connect 2010 - Montréal, Quebec
Jan 29, 2010 - Panel: "A Forum with bloggers and influencers who write for the travelling public"


If you'd like to invite Kim to speak at your event, please use the contact form here.


Kim Mance is a travel and lifestyle expert for TV. Radio and television morning shows needing a travel news analyst with tips about the hottest destinations, latest travel trends, women's travel expertise, independent travel ideas, the newest travel gear, and the impact of social media on the travel industry, should visit Kim's contact page for a prompt reply.