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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.

♥ To work with La Carmina (on press trips, travel partnerships, TV hosting, ambassadorships etc) – contact her here. Read more about her expert experience on the Biography page.

She’s previously collaborated with Contiki, Eurail, Japan Rail Pass, Luisaviaroma Italy, 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)
Cambodia (Siem Reap, Angkor Wat)
Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay)
Myanmar / Burma (Yangon)
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi)

Karaweik Restaurant, Kandawgyi Lake

South Asia
The Maldives
India (New Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Varanasi)

Australia and New Zealand
Sydney, Australia
New Zealand (Auckland and North Island)

the shire, hobbit holes houses


Middle East
Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem)
Jordan (Petra)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Cape Town, South Africa
Morocco (Fez, Marrakesh, Essaouira, Berber village)

morocco beautiful riad, art hotel

Iceland (Reykjavik) 
United Kingdom (Manchester, Whitby Goth Weekend, London)
Spain (Barcelona, Granada)
Portugal (Lisbon, Porto)
Greece (Athens, Santorini)
Belgium (Brussels, Wallonia)
Turkey (Istanbul)
The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Miffy museum)
Slovenia (Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Portoroz)
♥ Romania (Bucharest, Dracula’s Castle)
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 trips were from before she started her blog)

luxury designer villa santorini greece

Central America
 Mexico (Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mazatlan)

North America
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

maldives luxury honeymoon villa

La Carmina is constantly adding new cities and countries to this list. See La Carmina Blog and @lacarmina Instagram for the latest travel updates, and add her on Snapchat (username lacarmina).

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.

Read more abut La Carmina’s past collaborations and contact her. We’re open to discussing all creative ideas!

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(The photos above show La Carmina in Israel, Yangon / Rangoon, New Zealand, Marrakesh, Santorini, Maldives, Taiwan.)