Alternative Goth Travel Guides & Destinations: shopping, clubs, bars, restaurants.
La Carmina is a travel blogger, influencer and TV presenter, specializing in passionate, personal stories of underground culture worldwide. She’s particularly known for her Asia & Gothic subculture coverage, including her popular guides to Tokyo Goth Punk shopping, the alternative bars and theme parks in Osaka, and the coolest clubbing in Japan.
She travels constantly with her film team, for jobs related to travel TV and fashion (hosting shows on NBC, Travel Channel, Food Network, National Geographic, ABC and more). La Carmina’s favorite adventures include sailing in Cebu, staying in a Godzilla hotel in Tokyo, celebrating Halloween at a Lovecraft theme bar, exploring the golden pagoda of Yangon, and meeting Hobbits in New Zealand.
Below are links to her travel stories, by city and country. She has been to over 60 countries worldwide, with more destinations to come. See the latest stories on her LaCarmina blog.
She’s previously collaborated with Contiki, Eurail, Japan Rail Pass, Luisaviaroma Italy, Experience Bucharest, World Tourism Forum, PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference, and dozens of tourism boards, fashion labels and luxury hotels / resorts worldwide.
♥ Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Koyasan)
♥ Hong Kong
♥ Korea (Seoul)
♥ China (Shanghai)
♥ Taiwan (Taipei, Taichung)
♥ Thailand (Bangkok)
♥ Philippines (Cebu, Lapu Lapu)
♥ Indonesia (Bali, Ubud, Nusa Dua)
♥ Cambodia (Siem Reap, Angkor Wat)
♥ Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay)
♥ Myanmar / Burma (Yangon)
♥ Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi)
♥ Iceland (Reykjavik)
♥ Romania (Bucharest, Dracula’s Castle, Transylvania)
♥ Turkey (Istanbul)
♥ United Kingdom (Manchester, Whitby Goth Weekend, London / Camden / Shoreditch)
♥ Switzerland (HR Giger bar in Gruyeres, Geneva, Montreux)
♥ Spain (Barcelona, Granada)
♥ Portugal (Lisbon, Porto)
♥ Greece (Athens, Santorini)
♥ Belgium (Brussels, Wallonia)
♥ The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Miffy museum)
♥ Slovenia (Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Portoroz)
♥ Scandinavia and Nordic Europe (Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Denmark)
♥ Eastern / Central Europe (Zagreb, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava, Poland)
♥ Western Europe (Czech Republic – Prague, Italy – Florence, Milan, Venice, Germany – Berlin, Leipzig, Vienna)
(Note: La Carmina has been 60+ countries, but some of these trips were from before she started her blog.)
♥ Mexico (Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mazatlan)
♥ New Orleans, Louisiana
♥ Austin, Texas
♥ Portland, Oregon
♥ San Francisco, CA
♥ Los Angeles, California
♥ New York City, NY
♥ Maui, Hawaii
♥ Miami, Florida
♥ Phoenix, Arizona
♥ Las Vegas, Nevada
♥ Canada: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver
Want La Carmina to feature your destination, hotel, tour service or event? She partners with select companies on individualized FAM trips, showcases (tours, hotels, fashion brands etc), travel video and virtual reality TV shoots, “influencer” destination marketing, magazine shoots, speeches, travel journalism features and more.