Kirsten Hubbard

Kirsten Hubbard
Kirsten Hubbard, taking advantage of local transportation in Panama: the chickenbus. Kirsten Hubbard

  • Has traveled extensively in Central America
  • Published in many destination-oriented magazines
  • Held two editorial management positions with travel-oriented publications


Kirsten Hubbard is a former writer for TripSavvy. Drawing on her extensive experience traveling in Central America, she produced nearly 100 articles over the course of eight years for the site.

In 2004, Kirsten spent two months in Central America, crisscrossing borders, bouncing from coast to coast, savoring the exquisite scenery, and meeting the region's hospitable people. She's traveled through Central America many times since and has stayed in the area's most luxurious resorts and its grungiest backpacker hostels. She also has traveled in Mexico, Southeast Asia, Europe, and across the United States.

Kirsten's travel writing has appeared in many travel-oriented publications. Previously, she served as editor in chief for, managing editor for Pacific Beach magazine, and a columnist with AOL City Guide.

Kirsten also writes books, one of which is set in Central America, for kids and teens


Kirsten graduated from the University of California San Diego with a bachelor's degree in literature and writing.

Awards and Publications

Kirsten's work has been published in:

  • Southwest's Spirit Magazine
  • Destino Marriott
  • Luxveria
  • Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Luxury Latin America
  • up! Magazine
  • Bellissima
  • bizMe
  • Pology

As a children's book author, her works include:

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