Kit Bernardi

Kit Bernardi of is an award-winning travel journalist and photographer. During her 25-year freelance career, Kit has explored more than 56 countries on six continents and 46 states in the United States. Her articles and photography have been published in Midwest Living, USA TODAY, USA TODAY GoEscape Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, AAA Publications, South China Morning Post, and many other media outlets.

Kit received the U.S. Travel Association & Brand USA 2018 IPW Destination Travel Writer Award. She was named the 2017 TravMedia Journalist of the Year. Her work and website have received awards from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) and Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA). While working as a contributing editor for Meredith Corporation’s Midwest Living Magazine, the regional publication won multiple SATW Lowell Thomas Awards.

Her website is ( Follow Kit on Instagram and Twitter at @KitBernardi and on Facebook @KitBernardiTravels, her Kit Travels Facebook page.