A Prolific Creativist of Guidebooks.
Explorer’s Guide: Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket -- 11th edition
Amazon singles it out as the "#1 Best Seller" to the region, while The Boston Globe calls it “a special guide to a special place.” The 10th edition of Kim Grant’s beloved travel bible features hour-by-hour itineraries for “A Perfect Day in [every town]” to help travelers maximize their well-earned vacation days. Kim also suggests three- to 14-day itineraries in Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket; hundreds of reviews for lodgings of every stripe; hundreds of dining reviews ranging from clam shacks to four-star bistros; and tons of carefully selected and information-rich ideas about things to see and do – no matter your taste or budget.
An Explorer's Guide: Hawaii
Travel content curation has its roots in print guidebooks, tomes that remain constant companions, like this comprehensive Explorer’s Guide Hawaii. Kim gauges opportunities for volcano viewing, waterfall hiking and whale migrations – and places it all in the context of Hawaiian history and culture. She reveals the best places for snorkeling, golfing and hiking, and provides “decision assistance” for choosing the best romantic rooms, family resorts, offbeat B&Bs and country club condos. And whether it's seared ahi or Kona lobster, papaya this or pineapple that, Kim’s critical restaurants reviews give visitors confidence to choose. Island-hopping sojourns are a snap.
Backroads of New England
Chronicle Books – highly regarded for stunning, whimsical books and other print materials – presaged mobile apps with this alternative format. Each of the 50 cards in this artfully boxed set provides a color photo and insider tips for specific New England destinations. Published in early 2008, this deck includes driving directions (remember, we didn’t navigate with our iPhones until the first one was released on July 11, 2008) and highlights worthy places to explore in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Author and photographer Kim Grant leads readers down roads less traveled and encourages year-round adventure.