Alternative Goth Travel Guides & Destinations: shopping, clubs, bars, restaurants.
La Carmina is a travel & culture blogger, influencer and TV presenter, specializing in personal stories about underground culture worldwide. She’s particularly known for her Asia pop culture & 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). Some of La Carmina’s favorite adventures include sailing in Cebu, staying in a Godzilla hotel in Tokyo, wearing a sari to India’s Taj Mahal, exploring the golden pagoda of Yangon, and meeting Hobbits in New Zealand.
♥ Below are links to her travel stories, organized 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, Easter Island Travel, and dozens of tourism boards, fashion labels and luxury hotels / resorts worldwide.
♥ 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)
♥ Laos (Luang Prabang)
♥ 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.)
North America / USA / United States
♥ New Orleans, Louisiana
♥ Austin, Texas
♥ Portland, Oregon
♥ San Francisco, CA
♥ Los Angeles, California
♥ New York City, NY
♥ Philadelphia, PA
♥ Maui, Hawaii
♥ Miami, Florida
♥ Phoenix, Arizona
♥ Las Vegas, Nevada
♥ Interested in having La Carmina feature your destination, hotel, tour, conference or event?
She partners with select companies on individualized FAM and tourism trips, media / blog / social network showcases (tours, hotels, fashion brands etc), travel video and virtual reality TV shoots, digital influencer destination marketing, magazine shoots, speeches / conferences, travel journalism and more.