Maui selfie
They call me kmf because they don’t know how to pronounce my name.

A former hockey mom entering my fifth year as an emptynester, I resigned from corporate life after 25+ years as a journalist, corporate communications manager, writer and editor. I enjoyed my travel gap year in 2019 (perfect timing) as a travel blogger where I focused my energy on two of my passions: writing and traveling – emptynester, family, solo and girlfriend getaways. Recent life change: One of my freelance clients offered me a full-time job where I can work remotely so I’m now a modified digital nomad.

My favorite travel niches that I blog about are day hikes, Minnesota state parks (just finished exploring all 66 of them), beach destinations, Mexico (I’ve traveled to both coasts of Mexico and two of its islands 27 times over the past 30 years), historical homes, walking tours, day hikes, Ebensee, Austria concentration camp (documenting my husband’s grandfather’s life – a concentration camp survivor), Minnesota staycations (I only live 18 miles from America’s largest mall, Mall of America and less than three hours from the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior).

I’ve been microblogging about my travel adventures on social media for more than a decade so love sharing my travel knowledge and travel tips and inspire others to make memories around the world or in your own backyard (or with a good book).

I’m all about the experience with my husband, my son, my family and friends, but equally love my #beachbookbeer solo trips to recharge, as well as my quest for the best adult mac and cheese. I also post book reviews and am fascinated by cemeteries and trees so you’ll see a lot of photos of those on my social accounts especially.

Some of my favorite traveling partners

Family Antelope Canyon
Travel partners: Exploring beautiful Antelope Canyon near Page, Ariz. with my husband and son on one of our favorite family vacations.

College roomies in Sedona, Arizona
College roomies + kmf in Sedona, Ariz. on one of our annual girls getaways

Long weekend vacation in Nashville with hockey moms

My brother, sister-in-law and two nieces at Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis – sharing our backyard adventures before heading up to the North Shore in Minnesota.

Work with kmfiswriting

Currently offering the following contracted/freelance writing services:

  • Social media marketing*
  • Marketing communications
  • Newsletter design and content
  • Content strategy and execution
  • Communications planning
  • SEO-rich website and intranet content
  • Blog posts (WordPress and SharePoint savvy)
  • Press releases
  • Automated email campaigns
  • Marketing collateral
  • Employee engagement
  • Product launches
  • Proposals
  • Video scripts, writing, editing and proofreading

*As a social media microinfluencer, I offer experiential marketing services and collaborate with brand partners and affiliates on sponsored blog and social media posts, honest reviews about products, books, hotels, restaurants and attractions, event coverage, promotions and giveaways, guest-hosted Twitter chats, user-generated digital photos and videos, brand messaging and more.

See my online portfolio for writing examples.

As seen in…

This section will highlight when my travel posts appear in guest blogs or other online publications.

Land O’Lakes Celebrates Ten Decades of Innovation | Ramsey County History Magazine

Cover of Land O'Lakes Celebrates 100 Years Ramsey County Minnesota History
Thrilled to work with the Ramsey County History Magazine and Land O’Lakes to publish this 100-year anniversary article.

Best of the Best Summer Vacations |

top 11 Things to do in Minnesota

Top things to do in New York City – Central Park |

Top things to do in Central Park New York City Rowboats

10 best national parks and national monuments in the U.S. and beyond – Death Valley |

Death Valley Best National Parks

A 2 days itinerary in Nice, France you’ll want to copy |

Beach - French Riviera; Nice, France

14 fabulous day trips from Las Vegas worth exploring

Lower Antelope Canyon; Page, Arizona

The Route 100 Vermont road trip you’ll want to follow |

Vermont church fall foliage

A complete Asheville itinerary: don’t miss the things to see and do |

Outside of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.

A complete Maui itinerary: plan the trip you’ll never want to end |

Beach - Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii - Fisherman

13 best affordable castle hotels in Europe: find your fairy tale

Cheateauform les étangs de Saint-Aubin - about 50 miles northeast of Paris

The very best of Minnesota |

Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior, Minnesota North Shore

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area rolls out the red carpet

Red carpet at Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area