Kristi is an experienced travel writer who has written for such outlets as Travelocity, Orbitz, AARP, POPSUGAR, CraftBeer.com and more.

Additionally, Kristi is the co-founder of Travel Writers University with her business partner Noreen Kompanik, who she met on her very first press trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia in 2015. TWU includes an online community for travel writers and in-person travel writing retreats. In 2021, she and her business partner Noreen Kompanik also started a niche travel blog, Travel by Vacation Rental. The following year, they acquired Book Cottages and Rovology for their travel portfolio.

Travel Writers University

Founded by Kristi and Noreen Kompanik in 2019, Travel Writers University provides online training, in-person retreats and a vibrant online community for travel writers to help them succeed.

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Rovology

Acquired by Kristi and Noreen Kompanik in 2023, Rovology’s guiding philosophy is “changing your world through travel.” Our stories are meant to broaden reader perspectives, exposing them to new people, places, cultures and ideas.

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Travel by Vacation Rental

Founded by Kristi and Noreen Kompanik in 2021, Travel by Vacation Rental brings experienced travel writers together to profile the best vacation rentals in the United States, Mexico, Canada and more.

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Book Cottages

Acquired by Kristi and Noreen Kompanik in 2022, Book Cottages brings experienced travel writers together to profile the best vacation rentals in Europe.

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