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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 Mance is a writer and creative based in New York. She recently co-hosted Travel Channel's Destination Showdown as an expert judge, and also hosted NCC Media's show, Dream It. Book It. Do It! In addition, she's written for outlets like Condé Nast TravelerMarie ClaireWorldHum, and Huffington Post.

Kim regularly appears as a travel and social justice expert on many national and local television outlets like CNN, ABC News, Al Jazeera America, FOX News, NPR, Katie, 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 CosmopolitanWoman's DayParents, and Self also frequently chat with Kim about various lifestyle and travel topics.

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).

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.


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



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.