Kelby Carr

  • Kelby Hartson Carr is a former resident of Nice with over 20 years of experience as a travel journalist who has written multiple articles and travel guides for France and vacationing as a family.
  • Carr's travel journalism has appeared in multiple publications including AARP Magazine, The Heartland USA, and Type-A Parent, a family travel social media company she founded in 2007 and closed in 2017.


Kelby Hartson Carr is a former writer for TripSavvy who wrote travel guides, restaurant lists, and hotel recommendations for visiting France for nearly seven years.

Carr is a seasoned travel writer and former resident of Nice who has worked as a writer for nearly 20 years and traveled extensively throughout France. In her travels, she has seen many facets of the country, roaming through bustling cities like Paris and Strasbourg, smaller cities like Chartres and Carcassonne, over the Pyrenees mountains in the Languedoc region, around Provence, and through the Alsace.

In addition to writing about France, Carr has also written several articles and guides for family travel and founded the Type-A Parent website, which hosts articles and advice from a variety of authors who have children on topics ranging from budget vacations to the best places to raise a family. She is currently the CEO of Gonzo CEO, a business coaching firm in Asheville, North Carolina.



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