Kim Grant

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Kim has written more than 45 guidebooks for most major print publishers and continues to author Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket: An Explorer's Guide (the region's top guide). She was a founding member of Lonely Planet Images and is currently represented by Getty Images. Before founding Bindu, Kim was the Chief Content Officer at Sutro Media, the world's largest mobile platform for indie travel writers. During that tenure, she also wrote Boston's and Cape Cod's most downloaded mobile iOS and Android apps. As Travel Acquisitions Editor for The Countryman Press (W.W. Norton), Kim shepherded 150 titles through to completion and significantly expanded the Explorer's Guides series. Founding Bindu is the natural extension of Kim's trajectory.

Posts by Kim Grant

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  • 1
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    Exciting is relative, eh? I travelled above the Arctic Circle in Finland shortly after Chernobyl. I still have the wallet made from slaughtered reindeer. That was, er, exciting. Being on the border of Syria where no one in the village had ever seen a Western woman, was exciting.

    Surprising? Being in the middle of ‘nowhere’ in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco and encountering a gaggle of girls coming in from the fields. They were convinced I was a boy (with super short hair) until they were bold enough to poke me in the chest. No one could not stop giggling.

  • 2
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    Home. Whether it’s the perch from my backyard hammock while watching a moon rise over my 10,400 foot mountain; or the front patio with sunset site lines extending 70 miles due west; or the back patio for sunrise triple espressos with Boxy the box turtle drinking from the granite fountain.

  • 3
    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    When I’m traveling for work, I need to go solo; there’s simply too much to ground to cover for it to be enjoyable for anyone else. Traveling for fun is a different story. Half the fun is sharing experiences (unless it’s sitting on a cushion on the edge of the Pacific in Big Sur).

  • 4
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    Car, by far, because it offers ultimate freedom. My first was a Fiat Spider convertible; college friends and I used to road trip from Mount Holyoke to Montreal just for the drive. When I took a year off from college, I drove across the U.S. entirely on secondary roads. Now, when I need to relax, I hop in the Infinity, crank up a road trip playlist, and never take cell calls. If I only had six months to live, I’d jump in the car and drive. I feel alive when I drive.