Kristin WinetKristin Winet (nee Mock) is a Tucson-based writer and photographer with a particular love for interesting people, unexpected places, and good food. Though she’s lived abroad three times, being back home in the States doesn’t keep her feet from getting out and exploring the world whenever she can.

Her writing and photography have been featured both online and in print, from such in-flight magazines as EnVoyage to TravelWorld International, Sherman’s Travel, Hotel Scoop, and Entouriste, and her interviews with travel media professionals are also published on Travel Writing 2.0. She recently took home a bronze in the 2013 NATJA Awards for profiling a mahout in Thailand and a silver in the 2013 Solas Awards for a piece she wrote about searching for betelnut princesses in Taiwan. In her twenties, she traveled to 21 countries, and she hopes the future will bring her feet to many more.

Kristin is also a writing teacher and graduate student at the University of Arizona and is currently writing her dissertation on travel discourse, digital media, and feminism. She has published about teaching strategies for first-year female teachers and has an upcoming chapter on food writing in an edited collection on food, feminisms, and rhetorics. She believes that the best kind of travel writing requires an open heart and open mind and a sensitivity to the world, its people, and its complicated histories. She also speaks fluent Spanish and knows about five words in Maltese. Contact her for press inquiries, writing and photography needs, or just to bounce around ideas for upcoming trips.