A native from Georgia, Jimmy Im left the south to study Creative Writing at Emerson College in Boston. He later landed an editorial position at a travel magazine in New York City, and since has traveled to 98 countries in the past 10 years as a freelance writer. While living in NYC, he was a top DJ at various bars and clubs and made headlining stints in cities like London and New Orleans. Jimmy was also a host on Confessions of a Travel Writer on the Travel Channel, and hosted travel segments for TripOut Travel for LOGO (MTV Networks). He appears regularly on morning news shows as a travel personality and serves on panels as a travel expert.
Now based in Los Angeles, Jimmy is a contributor to top publications, including Conde Nast Traveler, Fodor's, Hollywood Reporter, Travel Channel, BBC Travel, Passport, Thrillist.com and more. His passion for travel has him exploring all corners of the world. Whether bullfighting in Spain (seriously!), taking a cargo vessel to Marquesa Islands or arriving to a hotel in Greenland via three-hour snowmobile commute, he's all about the adventure. “You don't really visit a destination unless you've learned something about yourself” is his maxim.
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