Kim Foley MacKinnon has years of experience in all aspects of media, from editing to writing to creating content for both print and on-line media.
Currently, she writes two monthly columns for AAA Horizons, pens a weekly column for the Appalachian Mountain Club called Kids Outdoors, and most recently took on a gig as a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent. She formerly wrote weekly for the Boston Globe’s Your Town Roslindale site and still freelances for the newspaper. She helped update the 2014 Fodor’s Boston guidebook, which was published in May and contributed to Time Out Boston guide, due out in 2015. She is eagerly awaiting The Travel Channel Cities Boston app to launch in late 2014, to which she contributed 100 must-visit places around the city.
Other writing credits include Travel+Leisure, AOL Travel News, Boston Herald, Parents, Boston Parents’ Paper, Global Traveler, DailyCandy, Business Traveller, TravelMuse.com, United Airlines Hemispheres, USA Today, as well as writing guidebooks (see the Books page for info). She is member of the Society of American Travel Writers and was elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Eastern Chapter (2014-16).
Travel, food, family and lifestyle writing are her specialties. Often, her own photos accompany her work. She also runs a website called The Savvy Factory, which covers food, fashion, travel and other lifestyle topics.