La Carmina journalist portfolio, freelance writing clips. Travel, culture & food writer, freelancer journalism articles.

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Award-winning author and journalist La Carmina runs the leading alternative culture and travel blog (, which won “Best Blog of the Year” and was featured by the New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, New Yorker, Vogue, and more (see media citations). Her journalism received a Bronze prize from the SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) in 2020. Carmina is the author of multiple books (published by Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster), and appears on travel TV shows worldwide (Bizarre Foods, World’s Weirdest Restaurants, No Reservations, Taboo, Oddities, The Doctors, Today Show, NHK Japan, and more). 

As a professional freelance journalist, La Carmina contributes to Travel & Leisure print magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic, CNN, Time Magazine, Eater, Fodor’s, Business Insider, Sunday Times, Huffington Post, AFAR, Architectural Digest, The Daily Beast, BBC, and various in-flight magazines (Hong Kong Airlines, Aeromexico). She has spoken at global tourism conferences (World Tourism Forum Turkey, Experience Romania, Social Media Week Hong Kong), and managed dozens of freelancers / wrote over 600 travel articles for Google’s Touring Bird site. La Carmina is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School. 

Selection of travel / food / culture journalism: (see more clips further down)

Fodors: Traveling in Brazil with Elizabeth Wurtzel: (This won the SATW award) 
– Travel + Leisure print mag: 
AFAR: A Valencian chef’s quest to bring the Denia prawn to the US –
National Geographic – Asia hell parks:
Time Magazine
– Eater: and Osaka takoyaki guide

Social Media: Find LaCarmina on Instagram (@lacarmina), and Facebook.
Email / Contact: gothiccarmina att gmail dottcomm

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La Carmina freelance writer articles, professional journalist portfolio, magazine writing clips:

Simon & Schuster author page:
Penguin Random House book author page:
Portfolio of Writing Samples:

– The New York Times:
– Travel + Leisure print magazine:
National Geographic:
Fodor’s Travel (this won the SATW journalism award) + see all articles at
Eater: +
TravelAge West:
Architectural Digest:
Time Magazine:
AFAR Media:
– The Daily Beast:
Business Insider
Huffington Post:
– CNN:
House Beautiful:
– Wall Street Journal:
– Yahoo:
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– Japan Tourism Board:
Home in Canada national print magazine:
Roadtrippers Magazine:
Tricycle Magazine, the Buddhist review journal:
Brides Magazine
Oyster / Smarter Travel:
Budget Travel (Lonely Planet):

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La Carmina has been profiled by major media (NY Times, Forbes, Vogue, Washington Post, LA Times, Conde Nast Traveller) — see her media / press clippings and magazine covers here.

Contact her at gothiccarmina – attt – gmail – dotcom #lacarmina @lacarmina

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