Kim Mott (formerly Kim Mance) is a writer, producer, editor, and photographer.

Kim has contributed to media like San Fransisco Chronicle, Travel Channel, Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire, WorldHum, Lonely Planet and Condé Nast Traveler. She’s also an on-camera travel and culture personality, appearing on many TV news shows (CNN, ABC, Katie, Anderson Cooper Live, etc) and in documentary films. Kim has also consulted and created content for major international brands like Expedia, Travel Guard, Origins, and others.

In 2009 Kim founded TBEX, which grew into the largest gathering of travel bloggers in the world and was acquired by New Media Expo.

Her essay, "Any Bears Around Today?" about the Canadian subarctic is included in Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana, a collection of humorous travel stories (Solas House, 2012). Some of her non-travel writing has been featured in publications including Babble and Women's Policy Journal of Harvard (pdf).

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Digital & Documentary Producer

Kim has been producing and editing documentary and online video for over ten years which has been featured by some of the largest outlets around the globe. See some of her past work:


Kim’s photography has been published and featured online and in newspapers, magazines and ad campaigns.

A monk reads in front of an enormous rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia © Kim I. Mott, all rights reserved
Ruins of the sanctuary of Pallas Athena near Delphi, Greece. © Kim I. Mott, all rights reserved