Cassie Kifer

Cassie Kifer

Member Since: Nov 2014

Cassie Kifer is a writer, photographer, and social media strategist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area (California, USA). She is the founder and editor of Ever In Transit, an adventure & culinary travel blog offering travel tips, stories, and photography from destinations in California and around the world. She contributes to various US-based luxury, culinary, and experiential travel publications. Freelance credits include,,, Food Wine Travel Magazine, and mentions in National Geographic Traveler, Huffington Post, Time Out New York, and the San Jose Mercury News. In addition to IFWTWA, she is a founding member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) and the founder/organizer of Travel Massive Silicon Valley. Cassie is active on all the major social networks, but she has an especially strong following on Pinterest, where she has been named one of the network's Top Travel Influencers. 

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Published Articles (24)

How to Experience Japan in San Francisco

Travel to Japan, without getting on a plane. Ways to experience Japanese culture and traditions right here in San Francisco |

Eating My Way Through Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Experiencing local food and culinary traditions at a 400-year old food market in Kyoto, Japan |

Craft Brewed Sake in San Francisco

On the growth of American craft brewed sake and a profile of San Francisco’s Sequoia Sake | Food Wine Travel Magazine
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A Weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Exploring the natural beauty and small-town charm of Carmel, California |

Weekend Getaway: Paso Robles, California

Things to do in Paso Robles and the nearby towns on the central California coast. Includes wine tasting, local restaurants and farmers markets, local history, and more | Travel

Malta’s Many Surprises on the Island of Gozo

Exploring the cultural and culinary gems of Gozo Island, Malta |

Japan: A Top Destination for Foodies

Reasons why Japan should be at the top of your culinary travel bucket list |

The Majestic Mountain Loop Roadtrip

Visit three national parks in three days: A weekend roadtrip to Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks.

Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy In The Fall

A landscape photo essay featuring stunning fall colors captured in Yosemite National Park.

A Green Place To Stay in Amsterdam

A review of Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, a hip, modern and eco-friendly hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

25 Things To Do in Amsterdam

Add these unique ideas to your travel wishlist: 25 weird and wonderful things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Exploring Mexican Food & The Mission District With Chef Rick Bayless

A culinary walking tour of San Francisco’s Mission District led by Chef Rick Bayless from “Mexico One Plate At A Time”.

A Culinary Adventure South of the Border: A Weekend Getaway to Baja California, Mexico

A food and wine escape to Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.

An Introduction to Maltese Food

Exploring the food, wine, and culinary traditions of Malta and Gozo.

Where To Drink in Downtown San Jose

The 10 best places to drink craft beer, wine, and cocktails in San Jose, California.

The Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk, Malta

A visit to the colorful weekly fish market in Marsaxlokk, Malta.

5 Things To Love About San Jose, California

Downtown San Jose is a very cool place (shhh, don’t tell San Francisco!)

Hide Away in Port Antonio, Jamaica

Retreat to the wild side of Jamaica with a visit to the Portland Parish.

Left Speechless in Matsushima Bay, Japan

Matsushima Bay left the great 17th century poet, Matsuo Basho, speechless. It’ll do the same to you.

A Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in Uji, Japan

Learning about the the traditional tea ceremony (chado), one of Japan’s highest forms of art.

Exploring Yosemite’s South Gate

Things to do in and around the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Includes the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Bass Lake, and Oakhurst, CA.

Visiting a Traditional Japanese Inn and Hot Springs Spa

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and tradition with a visit to a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn.

21 Things You Should Know About Japanese Food

Food is serious business in Japan. Here are some culinary traditions and etiquette every traveler should know. Some of these might surprise you!

Discovering Ancient Hawaii in the Halawa Valley, Molokai

Exploring the culture of Hawaii’s heartland. A day hike through the Halawa Valley, Molokai.