Maldives villa residence, five star resort vacation

Female travel blogger, journalist, TV host

Young alternative travel videos & city guides

La Carmina is a travel blogger, social media influencer, TV host (Travel Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Food Network, CNN), author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), and journalist for Business Insider, Huffington Post / AOL and CNN. (Full details on her biography page.) Her travel coverage specializes in youth culture, street fashion, nightlife and emerging trends, and features professional photos and videos.

Her high-ranked LaCarmina blog has a strong following in social media, blogs and video (millions of hits a month). She and her filmmakers shoot a travel video series worldwide; published in Business Insider, each episode gets hundreds of thousands of views. Example: her Dubai coverage got 500,000 views.

** WATCH her Travel TV Hosting clips **

caohagan island, cebu

Her alternative travel stories & press trips include:

Day of the Dead in Mexico
Avantgarde fashion in Bangkok
Cute Food in Tokyo
Drag queens in Tel Aviv, Israel
Cape Town jazz and street art
(see links to all her travel coverage here)

Trip sponsors include: international tourism bureaus (Maui, Phoenix, Thailand, Israel, Dubai, Miami, Mexico, South Africa). Hotels and apartment rental companies (Go With Oh, AirBNB, Upper House, Fairmont, Kimpton, Orlando, Sofitel, Le Meridien). Transportation services (Eurail), fashion brands - and many more partners.

Media interviews & features include Travel + Leisure, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The New Yorker, Washington Post, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, LA Times. See full clips on her press page.

la carmina vogue, fashion blogger interview, style bloggersla carmina fashion blogger goth modelfemale travel tv host, travel presenter, top travel blogswomen travel blogs, young women travel guides, female tv host

TV hosting & arranging credits include National Geographic "Taboo," Travel Channel "Bizarre Foods," Food Network "World's Weirdest Restaurants," Discovery "Oddities", Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Norway TV, NHK Japan (Kawaii TV), Pro Sieben Germany, and CNN. She has appeared as a guest expert on The Doctors, Today Show and more. Watch her TV presenting clips and learn more about her TV production company.

Speeches & appearances
include New York fashion week (front row at runway shows), Hong Kong Social Media Week, Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, Luisaviaroma Firenze4Ever (for top style bloggers), Mediabistro Social Curation Summit, PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference.

Travel video series: La Carmina hosts and produces an ongoing international travel video series, which is published on her site, Business Insider & Huffington Post. She and her professional filmmakers visit an international destination, and do a personalized series of blogs, videos and articles about the experience. See her Serbia and Croatia episode as an example.

Books & travel journalism: View her articles at Business Insider, CNN Travel and Huffington Post. Learn more about La Carmina's books.

** Contact La Carmina (gothiccarmina {at} gmail) -- for press trip inquiries, travel TV hosting, collaborations, appearances and more. Full info on her biography page.

** Add La Carmina on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr

la carmina press trip, travel blog

La Carmina's Alt, Underground, Goth Travel Guides

See her latest articles & videos on La Carmina Blog.


Harajuku Tokyo - Gothic Lolita Punk shopping guide
Japanese Goth Industrial - clubs & nightlife guide
 Osaka Sweet Goth Lolita - boutiques, metal rocker bars


TAIWAN (Taipei, Taichung)


PHILIPPINES (Cebu, Lapu Lapu)

AFRICA (Cape Town, South Africa)

MIDDLE EAST (Dubai, Abu Dhabi UAE, Israel, Jordan)

SOUTH ASIA (Bangkok Thailand, Maldives Islands)

WESTERN EUROPE (Italy, Germany, Prague, Vienna)

EASTERN EUROPE ( Zagreb, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava, Slovenia)


USA (Portland, San Francisco, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Miami)

CANADA (Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto)




(and many more destinations to come - see her website for updates!)

LaCarmina's TV hosting reel
includes Fashion TV, Fuel, CNN, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, NHK Japan, NBC Today Show, Dutch Pepsi.

Sample episode: Maldives travel video, featuring a 5-star resort. See more travel TV episodes on her YouTube.

For her TV interviews and appearances, visit the TV Hosting site. All her press/media clips here.

Work with La Carmina