Kimberley Lovato

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Kimberley Lovato is a freelance writer whose lifestyle, food, and travel articles have appeared in national and international publications and websites including National Geographic Traveler, AFAR, American Way, Celebrated Living, Virtuoso Life, Virginia Living, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Robb Report, and many more She is the author of a culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves, about the Dordogne region of France, which was the 2012 recipient of a Gold Lowell Thomas Award for travel book of the year, given by the Society of American Travel Writers. Her latest book Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco takes readers off the eaten path in one of the world's most food-savvy cities. When she's not writing from her office in San Francisco, she's traveling, or sipping rosé in favorite place: the French Riviera.

Posts by Kimberley Lovato

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  • 1
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    The most underestimated destination is our own backyard. As explorers and travelers we often feel we have to go far or foreign to find adventure or discover something new. However I’ve found that what’s at home can be equally as rewarding and stimulating if seen through a traveler’s eyes.

  • 2
    Who would you choose as a seatmate on a cross-continential road trip?

    My grandfather.He was a skilled raconteur.

  • 3
    Have you ever been somewhere that was so bad you couldn't write about it?

    It’s never really that a place is so ‘bad.’ Bad often makes a great story. But there have been times when I just didn’t connect with a place for some reason.

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    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    Whoever said the journey was more important than the destination has never slept overnight in an airport, been bumped from their ‘confirmed’ seat, endured flight cancellations, driven a car into a ditch, or traveled by train in a car that smelled like last night’s curry dinner. Though these scenarios might make great stories later, they are not enjoyable at the time. These days, I feel the worst part of travel is getting there. Once on the ground at my destination, though, my favorite mode of transportation is walking because it lets me see a place up close, allows me to stop and talk to people, and it’s flexible. If I want to follow serendipity or alter my course, I just turn my shoes and head in a different direction.