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On the Mekong River, Laos: Photo by Diana Herring

Kit Herring has journeyed extensively throughout South America, Africa, and Asia and formerly worked as a writer for the National Film Board of Canada and as an international travel photographer.

He has published work through The Population Reference Bureau, the University of Florida, and the Costa Rican Tourist Board. The Sierra Club archives his slide show presentation, Humans and the Environment, on video and his work in South America has been featured in National Geographic Adventure and The New York Times.

A long-term visitor and sometime resident of Peru, he has worked with a number of NGOs in that country, including Selva Sur in Cusco, The Wildlife Conservation Society of the Bronx Zoo, and Tropical Nature, Inc.  He has appeared  He received the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association Literary Award in 2008 for Adult Non-Fiction for an excerpt from his latest novel, Descending the Cairo Side.

Currently he works as an independent travel agent, selling trips to Peru and other destinations in South America for and World Class Travel.

Descending the Cairo Sidea novel of the traveling life was published in October 2010 and is available on as an e-book

He can be reached at

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2011 3:39 pm

    Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my italian writing blog
    I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to

    Good life and I hope to soon
    Josè Pascal

    • January 21, 2011 10:30 pm

      Dear Kit,
      many thanks for your reply.
      These days I translated my blog in English.

      I invite you to collaborate a intercultural blog (in english and italian language) where the people of the world can put thoughts, images, sounds and simple stories.
      I hope you will partecipate. I would like to host your articles.

      Please tell me if the pages of “my tin box” and the purpose of my blog is easy to guess who is “not Italian”

      good night

  2. February 26, 2010 6:01 am

    hey kit, it’s been a long while. i love your old photos taken in Africa.

    i hope you are doing well with your writings. all the best my friend.

  3. November 8, 2009 5:48 pm


    Very interesting blogs! I didn’t see where you mentioned WCT but no matter I wouldn;t want your readers to think you are making a commercial or diminish the pure spirit of adventure seen in your stories.

    Peace and love.

    Of local interest, the Alachua County Tourism Developement board voted on Friday to increase the bed tax by 2% to 5% to fund a 16 stadium baseball complex in cooperation with the Cooperstown Dreams Park where little league tournaments will be held. I ammended the motion to aprove by capping the investment at $7M. I am doing what I can to see our taxes well spent locally.

    • November 8, 2009 6:27 pm

      Hi Bob,

      Good on you for keeping after the politicians. Meanwhile, on the right hand side of every post is a sidebar. Under the heading “Travel Agencies” World Class Travel appears with a link.

      Thanks again for taking care of our school group trip to Peru last April.

  4. November 6, 2009 11:11 pm

    Thanks for asking, Jill, but I doubt there is a connection.

  5. Jill (Snapp) Greenfield permalink
    November 5, 2009 7:17 pm

    I was wondering if Kit Herring is the son of Merritt Herring who is my first cousin. Thanks for the reply

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