New York Times bestselling author Jae-Ha Kim writes “Go Away With…” — a syndicated celebrity travel column that allows readers to vicariously travel along with stars such as Apolo Anton Ohno, Justin Bieber and Kevin Bacon. Her weekly column offers insight into how celebrities like to vacation, as well as where they like to vacation. The column (which also runs as “Celebrity Traveler” in some publications) appears in outlets such as the Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post and the Los Angeles Times.
Kim started writing about celebrities while studying political science at the University of Chicago. After earning her M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, Kim wrote for Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Playboy, as well as newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today. After a stint as the rock music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, Kim traveled to New Zealand to interview the cast of “The Lord of the Rings.” It was sitting amongst orcs and hobbits that she was inspired to create “Go Away With…”
A pop culture junkie, Kim wrote the first book about the hit sitcom “Friends” and is a co-editor of several travel books. She has appeared as a guest on NBC’s “Today,” “Entertainment Tonight,” A&E’s “Biography” and E! Entertainment.
Kim got her first passport when she was four years old and hasn’t stopped traveling. She counts Edinburgh, Papeete and Melbourne as some of her favorite cities. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and their son.
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