Kim Kessler

Kim Kessler is a plant-based travel writer for Kind Traveler and Viva Glam Magazine, and the founder of KIPR Global, handling publicity for luxury travel, spa and wellness clients.  She has over 17 years of experience in the luxury hotel sector.  Prior to creating KIPR Global, Kim spent seven years as director of public relations at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, where she launched several wellness initiatives.  Before that, she spent three years as public relations director at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui, where she launched Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program.  Kim also spent nearly five years at Murphy O'Brien Public Relations, where she oversaw the publicity for Esperanza - an Auberge Resort in Cabo, and The Peninsula Hotels.  Kim has a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Nutritional Science from Pepperdine University in Malibu.  She is a third-generation Los Angeles native who currently resides in Brentwood.  In her spare time, she loves traveling the globe, yoga, hiking and cooking vegan dishes with friends. Her favorite travel destinations include the Greek islands, Thailand, Uruguay, Bali, Mexico, South of France, Maldives, Italy and Hawaii.  You can follow her travel adventures on Instagram @VeganTravelista.