Kristine Hansen

Kristine Hansen is a Milwaukee native who loves Wisconsin cheeses and craft beers. 

  • Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coffee & Tea
  • Her writing on Milwaukee appeared in Time, Fodor's, Travel + Leisure and others



Kristine Hansen is a Milwaukee native who wrote about the city for TripSavvy. She considers herself an unofficial cheese connoisseur and has an undying devotion to Wisconsin craft beers. 

Her writing has appeared in Time Magazine, Fodor's, Conde Nast Traveler, Shermans Travel, Travel + Leisure and several in-flight magazines for U.S. airlines. She also wrote for Milwaukee Magazine, Brava Magazine and Experience Wisconsin.  


Kristine has a bachelor's in English and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

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