Kristen Hamlin is a correspondent who lives near Portland, Maine, and covers the northern New England region for Forbes Travel Guide. Hamlin is a freelance writer and editor in the topics of travel, parenting, lifestyle and business. Originally from Cape Cod, Hamlin visited Maine as a college student and never left. She enjoys all aspects of life in Maine, from the fried dough and carousel rides of summer in Old Orchard Beach to the snow-capped vistas of winter in the North Woods. The author of Graduate! Everything You Need to Succeed After College, her work has appeared in Lewiston Auburn Magazine, Young Money, USA Today and a variety of online outlets.