Kim Knox Beckius

Kim Knox Beckius

  • Kim Knox Beckius is a Yankee Magazine Contributing Editor, owner of EverythingNewEngland.com, and the author of seven books including Backroads of New England and New England's Historic Homes & Gardens.
  • Based in Connecticut, she has been a freelance travel writer, editor, photographer, and PR consultant since 1998, when she joined About.com (now TripSavvy) as New England Travel Expert.
  • In addition to writing about travel in New England and beyond, Kim also gives presentations about travel and wellness to corporations in the region, speaks at libraries and events (such as the Connecticut Governor's Conference on Tourism), and serves as a step-on guide for groups touring New England. She also works with clients to design customized New England itineraries.

Experience

A native of New York's Hudson Valley, Kim relocated to Connecticut in 1996 and began her online travel writing career in 1998. Prior to becoming a full-time freelancer in 2002, she worked as a newspaper correspondent, a history teacher, public programs coordinator at a historic mansion, editor and spokesperson for an upstate New York utility company, and senior projects manager for a financial consulting firm.

Kim has worked with clients all over the world including AAA Northern New England Journey, Michelin, Frommer's, CoastalLiving.com, New Hampshire Magazine, the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, The Telegraph, Nasheed Events, the Official Connecticut Visitors Guide, Gayot.com, Town & Country, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Aer Lingus CARA, and many other print and online publications. 

She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the nation's leading professional organization for travel writers, and is frequently called on by the media to discuss New England travel and events. She recently appeared on New England Cable News (NECN), WPRI's The Rhode Show, and WTNH's CT Style, and she's been quoted in publications across the country, from the Hartford Courant to the Fresno Bee.

Throughout her career, Kim has interviewed celebrities including Priscilla PresleyKelsey GrammerBrooke ShieldsColin Cowie, tops chefs Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Education

Kim holds a Master's degree in education from the State University of New York at New Paltz and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in history and communications/public relations from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Awards and Publications

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