Mark Kahler

  • Voted sixth-best budget travel blogger in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards in 2014
  • Has visited 65 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all 48 contiguous U.S. states and nearly 40 other countries around the world
  • Often interviewed for print, radio, and television stories


Mark Kahler is a former writer for TripSavvy, for which he authored nearly 300 articles focused on budget travel since 1999.

Mark has traveled from the former Berlin Wall to the Great Wall of China to cover stories and has found that spending large sums of money does nothing to bring people closer to the places they visit.

Frequently interviewed for print, radio, and television stories about budget travel, Mark has taped segments for the Fine Living Network and KING-TV's "Up Front," Fox News' "Sunday," Retirement Living TV's "Daily Cafe," and "Good Morning Memphis"; and has been quoted in print publications such as Family Circle magazine, the Boston Globe, ​the Sacramento Bee, and the Indianapolis Star. In 2014, USA Today readers voted Mark the sixth-best budget travel blogger in the newspaper's "10 Best Readers' Choice" awards.


Mark earned a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree with honors from Samford University.

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