La Carmina
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Canada
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I am a full-time travel blogger; I've run La Carmina Blog since 2007 ( as well as my Verified social media (@lacarmina). I'm a freelance travel journalist for publications like Time, CNN, Business Insider, and Fodor's. I also work as a travel television presenter and producer; I've appeared on Bizarre Foods Travel Channel, NBC, ABC, and many other networks.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Japan is my specialty. I've been to over 70 countries, and focus on alternative subcultures and creators worldwide.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Underground and offbeat places.

Award-winning author and journalist La Carmina runs the leading alternative culture blog (, which won "Best Blog of the Year" from Auxiliary Magazine. Her journalism was awarded Bronze by the SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) in 2020. Carmina is the author of three books (published with Random House / Penguin), is a TEDx speaker, and appears on travel TV shows worldwide (Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, Taboo, Oddities, Better Late than Never). She contributes to CNN, Fodor's, Business Insider, Time Magazine, Architectural Digest, Yahoo, Sunday Times, House Beautiful, Huffington Post, Tripsavvy, Buzzfeed, BBC, Roadtrippers, and various inflight magazines. More at and @lacarmina 

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I'm La Carmina - I've been blogging professionally since 2007 on my "La Carmina Blog." I specialize in reporting on alternative subcultures around the world, especially in Japan -- such as Goth, punk, and underground music / fashion /…


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At 6:51pm on October 17, 2021, Erica said…

Good Day,

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