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Kit Writes

For more than 25 years I have worked as a freelance travel journalist, editor and photographer. I cover solo, family, adventure, culinary and luxury travel experiences, in addition to interior design, architecture, golf, spa, shopping, attractions and events.

My work has appeared in many print publications and online including U.S. News & World Report, USA Today GoEscape Magazine, AAA Publications, South China Morning Post, Delta Sky, Midwest Living, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Travel Illinois Magazine,, and I’ve been a contributing editor for Meredith Corporation’s Midwest Living Magazine, a Lowell Thomas Award winning publication.

I am available for interviews about travel tips, trends, family travel and destinations.

Want more? Download Kit's full resume here.

Watch Kit Bernardi chat on camera with about the best U.S. ski resorts for families at the Travel Media Showcase Family Travel Conference video workshop.

Some Recent Clips:

Atomic City:
Secret No Longer

USA Today GoEscape Magazine Summer 2017

Above The Rest:
Views from Chicago's Sky-High Bars

USA Today Great Lakes GoEscape Magazine Summer 2017

Denver's ART Hotel

South China Morning Post
(print & online) May 2017

Finding the Angle

Home & Away Magazine
May / June 2017

Wild Encounters

Travel Illinois Magazine
Spring / Summer 2017

6 Tours First Time Chicago Visitors Should Experience — Locals' Picks

U.S. News & World Report Travel (online) March 2017
Also picked up by MSN!

Illinois Made

Travel Illinois Magazine
Spring / Summer 2017

5 Chicago Festivals to Plan a Trip Around

U.S. News & World Report Travel (online) December 2016
Also picked up by Yahoo!

10 Tips to Dial Down Holiday Family Travel Stress

HomeExchange Blog (online) December 2016

Bottle Good Cheer

Midwest Living Out & About
November / December 2016

Illinois Made

Travel Illinois Magazine
Fall / Winter 2016

Inside Ricard Branson's Swanky Virgin Hotels Chicago

South China Morning Post (print & online) May 2016

Road Tripping on The Rock

USA Today GoEscape Magazine
Summer 2016

Cycle for Your Supper

Midwest Living Out & About
July 2016

Illinois Made

Travel Illinois Magazine
Spring / Summer 2016

Cruise Like a Viking

USA Today GoEscape Magazine
Winter 2016

Northern Lights Cruise Basics

Cruise Critic (online)
Fall 2015

Just Wright

USA Today GoEscape Magazine
Summer 2015

Piece by Piece

Midwest Living Out & About
May 2015

A Golden Opportunity

Delta Sky
March 2015

Buy and Tell

Midwest Living Out & About
October 2014

Driving Patterns

Midwest Living
June 2014

First Time Cruiser Family Checks Out the Disney Dream

Taking the Kids (online)

Kaua'i Adventures For Adventurous Families

Family Travel Forum (online)

Aulani, A Disney Resort And Spa In Hawai'i

Family Travel Forum (online)

Oahu, Hawai'i Attractions

Family Travel Forum (online)

Rockford Rising

Midwest Living Out & About
August 2013


Midwest Living
Best of the Midwest

Slices of the City

Midwest Living Out & About

I Believe I can Flea

Midwest Living Out & About

The Field Museum's 10 Hidden Gems

Midwest Living Travel

Secondhand Style

Midwest Living Out & About

Dozin' With the DInos

Midwest Living