Kristin Kendle Follow Twitter Kristin Kendle Kristin Kendle lives in the Seattle area and has covered Seattle and Tacoma for Trip Savvy since 2010.She has a Bachelor of English/Writing and a minor in publishing from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.She won a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists in the Arts and Entertainment Reporting category for a piece she wrote about Tacoma's ghost signs for South Sound Magazine. Experience After living in a few places around the world and around the country, Kristin moved to the Seattle-Tacoma area in 1997 and has never looked back. She loves the eclectic diversity of the Pacific Northwest and its wide array of things to do and see, from quiet nature trails to catching touring shows in Seattle.She decided to pursue writing professionally and started the adventure by choosing a writing focus during her time at Pacific Lutheran University. After graduating, she worked for a local book publisher as a copy editor before branching into writing about all the things she loves to do in the Northwest.Kristin began contributing to TripSavvy in 2010, but has also written for South Sound Magazine, SouthSoundTalk, and other local publications. Education Kristin graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Writing and minor in publishing and printing arts.Awards and PublicationsKristin won a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists in the Arts and Entertainment Reporting category for a piece she wrote for South Sound Magazine about Tacoma's ghost signs.She also writes or has written for SouthSoundTalk, South Sound Magazine, Weekly Volcano, Northwest Military, and family travel website Travel with Monsters. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.