Kimberley Lovato

San Francisco, CA USA

Professional Experience

Hi there! Thanks for reading my profile. My travel, food, and lifestyle articles have appeared in print and online media including National Geographic Traveler, Delta Sky, American Way, Australian Voyeur, Virginia Living,,, and many more. My culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves, about the Dordogne region of France, was the 2012 Lowell Thomas Award winning travel book of the year, given by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. My personal travel-themed essays have won Solas Awards and a Lowell Thomas Award, and have been published in Best Women's Travel Writing 2012, 2013, and 2014. I hardworking, honest, and pay close attention to deadlines. s. Read more about me at


Book Author
5 Years
15 Years
5 Years


5 Years
15 Years
15 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
15 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
15 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Executive Travel (6-10), National Geographic Traveler (6-10), American Way (3-5), (3-5), San Francisco Magazine (1-2), Marin Magazine (1-2), Cooking Light (1-2), Every Day With Rachel Ray (1-2), BBC Travel (6-10)

Technical Skills


Foreign Language Skills

Fluent in French

Computer Skills

Word, excel, photoshop,


Use a nikon D90 and a sony NEX 6 to shoot my photos, many of which are published with my articles.

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. citizen summer resident in France.


Happy to provide upon request.


SATWF Gold Lowell Thomas Award Winner 2012 for my book and bronze for my essay Lost and Liberated. Solas Award 2010 and 2013 by Travelers' Tales for personal travel essays


Bay Area Travel Writers Association SATW ASJA San Francisco Writers Grotto



Coastal Louisiana: 10 years after Katrina, Louisiana's shredded coast intrigues visitors with warm welcomes, wildlife and deep roots.


ust in time for St. Patrick's Day, our writer takes us on her journey to Ireland and back to rediscover a love for her REDHEAD ROOTS - even if the only authentic ones exist on her head.
Some of France's most notable chefs are stamping their signatures on the Riviera's poshest playground.
It's been 20 years since a small island off the coast of Croatia reopened to tourism, but it still maintains the old world charm and pervasive ethos of 'pomalo.'