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Kim Knox Beckius

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Kim Knox Beckius at Colonial Hill Alpaca Farm

About.com's New England Travel Guide Kim Knox Beckius and her daughter mingle with the alpacas at Colonial Hill Alpaca Farm Bed & Breakfast and Alpaca Store in Petersham, Massachusetts.

Kim Knox Beckius is a Connecticut-based freelance travel writer, photographer and PR consultant and a proud New Englander. She is publicist for travel brands like Squeeze Pod and the author of seven books including:

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A native of New York's Hudson Valley, Kim has always enjoyed exploring neighboring New England. She relocated to Connecticut in 1996. Prior to becoming a full-time freelancer in 2002, she worked as a newspaper correspondent, a history teacher, public programs coordinator at a historic mansion, editor and spokesperson for an upstate New York utility company and senior projects manager for a financial consulting firm.

She is frequently called on by the media to discuss New England travel and events. She has appeared on ABC 8 WMTW TV in Maine, the Fox 61 morning news, WFSB's Better Connecticut, WTNH Channel 8's Good Morning Connecticut Weekend, WPLR FM's Chaz and AJ in the Morning and live via satellite on Retirement Living TV's Daily Cafe. She has been quoted coast-to-coast in publications from the Maine Sunday Telegram to the Fresno Bee.

Kim has also presented on travel and wellness to corporations in the region and served as a step-on guide for groups touring New England.


Kim holds a Master's degree in education from the State University of New York at New Paltz and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in history and public relations from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the nation's leading professional organization for travel writers.

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If you've never been to New England, I hope to convince you to visit this glorious part of the world. From my catbird seat in the heart of New England, I'll introduce you to New England places and share tips for making the most of your stay.


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