Founder | Editorial Director | Kim Grant
kim [at] bindutrips.com
Bindu Trips is the natural consequence of everything that is Kim Grant. She’s written upwards of 45 guidebooks, including Explorer’s Guide Cape Cod (the region’s best seller), for most major publishers — more for Lonely Planet if anyone’s counting. She is also a photojournalist represented by Getty Images and was a founding photographer for Lonely Planet Images. Kim served as the Media Liaison for TravMedia, where she helped build relationships between journalists and destinations, and has penned many compelling public relations outreach programs for destinations. As Acquisitions Editor for Countryman Press, she wildly expanded their revered Explorer’s Guide and Great Destinations titles. As Chief Content Officer with Sutro Media, Kim single handedly acquired and guided more than 500 authors to create travel apps on the best-in-class platform. Kim now brings that expertise — and those experts and their curated content — to Bindu.
Media & Press Inquiries
Susan.Wilson [at] susanwilsonmarketing.com
Susan Wilson is credited for providing award-winning advertising and marketing communications campaigns to iconic destinations, hotel chains, attractions, theme parks and sports teams including Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, Kapalua Bay Hotel & Villas, Maui, Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort, Death Valley; Red Sail Sports in Hawaii, Grand Cayman and Aruba; Sheraton Hotels Hawaii/Japan, Hyatt Hotels in California, CityPASS, Starline Tours of Hollywood, Yosemite / Tuolumne County, Great America Theme Park, San Jose Earthquakes soccer team, and LasVegas.com. She has provided public relations, marketing communications and sponsorship management to the San Francisco Travel Association, Los Angeles Tourism Board, and Visit West Hollywood. She serves on the communications committee for the U.S. Travel Association and the Advisory Council for TravMedia. She manages marketing communications for her hometown, Corsicana, Texas, where she sells organic eggs from her Postcard Ranch at the Farmers Market.
Social Media Engagement
social [at] bindutrips.com
Advertising, Sales & Partnerships
Licensing & Syndication
opportunity [at] bindutrips.com
DMO, CVB & TO Relations*
dmo [at] bindutrips.com
*Our collective consists of a cadre of locally-based, professional writers — those with a deep understanding of place. But when we’ve not found the perfect destination specialist (yet), we have sourced relevant, itinerary-style content from DMOs, CVB, and TOs. We’ve noted it as such, and included links back to the contributing organization.
Regional Acquisitions Editors: The Americas
USA-WEST (except California)
Alison.Plummer [at] bindutrips.com
Alison Plummer is an experienced journalist, magazine editor and managing editor whose passion for travel has led her to most parts of the world to write editorial travel content for newspapers, magazines, tourism bodies and online publications. In the USA-West she’s explored Alaska, Hawai’i, Texas, California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Her fabulous, specialist USA-West authors have inspired a newly expanded wish-list. English/Australian Alison did mis-spell Tucson on the first attempt, but is indebted to authors for keeping her on-track! Telling a traveler from a traveller has now become almost second nature.
CALIFORNIA & FLORIDA
Cheryl.Crabtree [at] bindutrips.com
Cheryl Crabtree is a native Californian who has lived in the Philippines, Norway and Austria and has traveled throughout Europe. She has edited publications such as Santa Barbara Magazine and Touring & Tasting, and is currently editor of Montecito Magazine. Cheryl has also contributed to many travel guides, magazines and websites, including Fodor’s California (every edition since 2002) and Fodor’s The Complete Guide to National Parks of the West, the first edition of The Insider’s Guide to Santa Barbara, Hometown Santa Barbara and the California Directory of Fine Wineries hardcover series.
USA-SOUTH + MIDWEST + NEW ENGLAND
Liz.Mitchell [at] bindutrips.com
Liz Mitchell is proud to be a grammar nerd, an editor, author, freelance writer and marketing consultant for destinations and small businesses. She also trains, books and manages marketing for professional speakers and entertainers. She has edited numbers of regional lifestyle magazines and travel guides in Virginia and South Carolina. Liz and her husband Charlie have co-authored and photographed for two travel books and two apps and continue to create new content for Bindu Trips. They live on the South Carolina coast where they value their daily beach photo ops. They photograph, write or vacation on beaches anywhere else in the world too.
USA-MID-ATLANTIC + NEW YORK
Candyce.Stapen [at] bindutrips.com
A long-time Washington, D.C. resident, Candyce’s books include eight editions (16 years) of Fun With the Family: Virginia as well as An Explorer’s Guide: Virginia. Her Great Family Vacations series covered travel with children throughout the U.S. One of her books for National Geographic featured U.S. adventure and learning vacations for families and another focused on the Caribbean. Stapen also wrote the Blue Guide: Washington, D.C. As a USA TODAY travel editor, she launched online travel sites, worked with hundreds of writers, and wrote features. Candyce’s articles on national and international destinations appear in many outlets.
Christian.Williams [at] bindutrips.com
CARIBBEAN, MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA
Cheryl.Crabtree [at] bindutrips.com
Cheryl Crabtree is a freelance writer and editor whose passion for languages, literature, people and cultures inspires her work and travel adventures. While earning a degree in comparative literature from Stanford University and pursuing graduate work at New York University, she studied literature from the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America and later traveled throughout the region. She has contributed to Fodor’s Travel since 2002. Now that her two boys are old enough to chauffeur themselves around, she looks forward to extended visits south of the U.S. border.
Regional Acquisitions Editors: Elsewhere Around the World
Paul.Shawcross [at] bindutrips.com
Paul Shawcross is based in the North-East of England and has travelled widely throughout Europe for many years, especially to France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands, but also to further flung outposts of the Continent such as Norway, Cyprus and Portugal. Through Paul’s travels he has amassed a large image collection of European destinations; he is currently represented by stock photo library Alamy. Paul has penned numerous articles about European destinations for travel magazines and lifestyle publications, and has authored and revised travel guide books for major publishers including Michelin, Thomas Cook, Time Out and Dorling Kindersley.
ASIA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Alison.Plummer [at] bindutrips.com
Alison Plummer is a highly experienced journalist, magazine editor and managing editor whose passion for travel has led her to most parts of the world to write editorial travel content for newspapers, magazines, tourism bodies and online publications. A frequent traveller throughout Asia, Alison is a devotee of Asian and Middle Eastern food and has published books on regional Thai food with her New Zealand husband photographer/videographer Ken Martin. Alison is inordinately proud of ‘her’ specialist Bindu Asia and Middle East authors and their local knowledge and looks forward to welcoming more to the team.
OCEANIA (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
Lee.Mylne [at] bindutrips.com
Lee Mylne is a prolific author of travel articles for newspapers, magazines, online and digital publications. Born and raised in New Zealand, she has called Australia home for the past 30 years and wanders the South Pacific whenever she gets the chance. Lee is the author of Frommer’s Easy Guide to Australia (updated annually) and has written or co-written seven other titles for Frommer’s and contributed to and edited a slew of other guidebooks by major publishers. She is a past president and Life Member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.
Wayne.Bernhardson [at] bindutrips.com
General Editorial Inquires
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