Lisa Kahn

Lisa Kahn

Lisa Kahn is a professional writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience in travel, food, home and garden, health care and consumer products. She has edited numerous books, including an award-winning cookbook, Char-Broil's Everybody Grills. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Star-Ledger, New York Spaces and many other print and digital outlets. Born and raised in New York City, Lisa earned her degree in journalism from Boston University.


Lisa has particular expertise in travel, tourism, hotels and destination marketing. She has helped promote tourism for New York City's official convention and visitors bureau and has worked on publicity campaigns for Le Parker Meridien, Sheraton New York and InterContinental Hotels Group. Lisa wrote a series of special sections for The New York Times aimed at renewing post-9/11 visitors to Lower Manhattan, and was a contributing author of the Fodor's Travel Guide, Where to Weekend Close to NYC. Her travel content has also appeared on the website as well as USA Today, Travel & Leisure, Meetings & Conventions and many other print and digital outlets.

Freelance Writing

Lisa has earned her living as a freelance writer and editor for most of her career. Residing near the media capital of the world, Lisa has had the good fortune to forge many industry connections and work with some of the country's most respected publications. She is delighted to share tips and advice with fledgling freelancers based on her hard-won knowledge and experience.

As part of her extensive travel industry experience, Lisa helped to promote cruise vacations for the Cruise Lines Industry Association (CLIA). She continues to keep her eye on new developments, destinations and deals for cruise lovers.

Theme Parks

Lisa has researched and written about numerous theme park destinations in North America for and other media, and can recommend hotels, attractions, entertainment and freebies for families planning a theme-park vacation.

Other Interests and Hobbies

Lisa is an avid home cook and the editor of two award-winning grilling cookbooks. When she isn't puttering in the kitchen, she enjoys exploring New York City's artisanal food shops and hip new restaurants. Lisa has also written extensively about home design and has edited numerous books on remodeling and renovation. She loves to help friends and family create beautiful living spaces on a budget. Lisa passionately supports animal adoption and owns a (very spoiled) rescued dog.

Most Recent Contributions by Lisa Kahn

Alcatraz Facts

One trip to Alcatraz is simply not enough to learn all there is to know about this legendary prison in the San Francisco Bay. If you're plan ... Read More

Hawaii Bed and Breakfasts

Most people think of Hawaii as a destination filled with high-rise hotels. While towering resorts do tend to dominate the landscape in many ... Read More

Myrtle Beach Vacation Planning Ideas

Myrtle Beach is a popular East Coast destination for active families, singles, seniors and just about anyone craving some surf and sun. Acco ... Read More

San Diego Vacation Ideas

Vacationers hankering for a laid-back destination with blue skies, golden beaches and smiling locals need look no further than sunny San Die ... Read More

Things to Do in Maui

From its blissful beaches to its spectacular natural wonders, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Maui. This beautiful Hawaiian ... Read More

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Lisa Kahn