Portrait of K.C. Dermody

K.C. Dermody

K.C. Dermody has been a freelance travel writer for over 14 years and has had a passion for learning more about the world ever since she can remember. While born and raised in Northern California, she’s lived in Oregon, Washington State, and Colorado, in addition to spending several years on the road continuously traveling across the U.S. and beyond. Her love of travel truly began with her first trip to Ireland in 2001, and to date, she’s traveled to every state in the U.S. and over 40 different countries. While she continues to add new destinations to her list, some of her favorites that she often returns to again and again include Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Canada (Newfoundland), Greece, Croatia, and Ecuador.

While K.C. has lived in Baja California Sur, Mexico since 2018, she still spends at least 50 percent of her time traveling, with a focus on adventure travel, unique wildlife destinations, and ancient history. Some of her coolest experiences have included being surrounded by beluga whales in the Arctic, snorkeling with sea lions and hugging gray whales in the Sea of Cortez, hiking to the top of a volcanic crater in Iceland, paddling through the Amazon in the dark, and spending the night alone in a haunted Irish castle.

K.C. was a featured writer for Yahoo! Travel from 2010 through 2013 and the author of Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland, an Amazon bestseller every year between 2013 and 2016. Just a few of the other high-profile publications she’s written for in addition to Trips To Discover include Hotels.com, Travel + Leisure, and Travelocity. She also creates tour itineraries for major travel/tour companies such as Unforgettable Travel and Tropical Sky/Canadian Sky.

K.C. has an over 15-year background in sales and marketing with a degree in business and an extensive background in the healthcare industry, working as a travel nurse recruiter and account manager for many years. She gave up her office job to pursue her dream of becoming a travel writer in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since.

Stories by K.C.

Once in a lifetime

14 Best Adventure Trips for Couples

Jan 12, 2024

Taking part in adventures while traveling to destinations around the world is a great way to ignite or reignite the spark in any relationship. Are you the type… continue reading

Best of the Best

Best Places to Travel in 2024

Jan 12, 2024

Almost everyone seems to be traveling this year, but with nearly an endless list of enticing places around the world, the passion for exploring or just enjoying a… continue reading

Charming, too!

14 Most Affordable Mountain Towns in the U.S.

Jan 1, 2024

When it comes to mountain towns, there is a long list of possible destinations across the U.S., some of which are world-famous, like Aspen, Jackson Hole, and Park… continue reading

Luxe Amenities

12 Coolest Boutique Hotels in Boston, MA

Nov 24, 2023

Boston offers a wide range of things to see and do, from exploring history and visiting world-class museums to catching a Red Sox game or taking a brewery… continue reading

14 Best Christmas Events Across the US

Nov 17, 2023

Like a Christmas card come to life, many towns go all out for the holidays from coast to coast, hosting a variety of special holiday events. Whether you're… continue reading

Luxe Getaways

Top 12 Luxury Vacations in Italy

Nov 17, 2023

Italy offers many opportunities to experience the ultimate in La Dolce Vita as a country renowned for its mouthwatering cuisine, fine wine, beautiful works of art, rich history, and… continue reading

Furry Friends

Top 14 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Denver, Colorado

Nov 16, 2023

Having lived in Colorado for over a decade, with family and friends still in the area, I've made many trips back to Denver. Thankfully, there are a wealth… continue reading

Wine Country & Coastline

Top 14 Romantic Getaways in Oregon

Nov 14, 2023

After living in Oregon and spending lots of time exploring nearly all corners of the state, I've found numerous destinations that are ideal for romantic getaways, but trying… continue reading

All-Inclusive Options

12 Best Caribbean Resorts with Water Parks

Nov 8, 2023

One of the best things about staying at a resort is that you'll often have all you need right on the property. You can enjoy a relaxed getaway… continue reading

Wedding Bliss

Top 14 All-Inclusive Resorts for a Destination Wedding

Nov 6, 2023

A destination wedding at an all-inclusive resort is sure to be memorable for you and your guests. They're the perfect place for your ceremony, providing a built-in vacation… continue reading

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