Kristen Combs


Dedicated to tourism and hospitality, Kristen Combs has spent the last several years of her career as Director of Communications & Social Strategies for Visit Knoxville, the official Convention and Visitors Bureau for Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. With an extensive knowledge of Knoxville as a tourist destination, Kristen writes and manages the blog and additional editorial content for, operates Visit Knoxville’s social media platforms, and provides resources and itineraries for visiting travel writers. Find Kristen on Instagram at @sawthisdidthat, and share your own adventures with #100ThingsKnoxville.


Join Cheryl and Kathy for this very special episode of Writing Works Wonders as we interview travel writer, copywriter, and communications director Kristen Combs. We discuss travel writing, social media, marketing, and much much more.

Julia Hurley talks with Kristen Combs, the creative mind at Visit Knoxville and the author of 100 Things to Do in Knoxville Before You Die. Kristen's move from Michigan to Knoxville led her to promote the city's rich history, lively

Kristen Combs loved Knoxville for years before she ever moved here. Originally from Detroit, Combs remembers taking family vacations to East Tennessee as a child. And, as it turns out, many of her forebears are from the area. A Knoxvillian since