Travel blogger La Carmina ( appears as guest expert on Huff Post Live, Huffington Post’s live TV show. She comments on the 2015 top destination picks by Lonely Planet and Fodor’s Travel, speaks about her recommended off-the-beaten-path tourism locations, and gives expertise about places to see in Queens, NY. La Carmina is also interviewed on HuffPost Live about the controversy of having crying babies on planes, and ways that parents can fly overseas with children and not disturb others on the flight.
La Carmina ( is a travel TV host, experienced journalist, influential blogger and author – specializing in stories about Japan and Asia culture. She has a passionate online following (hundreds of thousands of followers on social networks), and her award-winning blog – – is featured in major media (The New Yorker, Washington Post, The Guardian, Vogue).
In addition, La Carmina is a travel / culture journalist (Sunday Times, Hong Kong Express, CNN Travel, Huffington Post), and author of 3 books about J-pop culture (published by Penguin and Random House = see She hosts TV shows for Discovery (Oddities), Food Network, Travel Channel (Bizarre Foods) and more – as well as own video series on Business Insider, which gets 500,000 views per episode. She also runs a TV coordination and consulting business that recently got attention for their bagelheads forehead inflation segment on National Geographic Taboo. More of her resume at
Speeches and appearances include Pecha Kucha Tokyo, IFB conference at NY Fashion Week, PRSA Travel and Tourism Conference, Hong Kong Social Media Week, Mediabistro’s Social Curation summit.
LaCarmina TV hosting and producing segments, with clips from Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods, CNN, Discovery and more.
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La Carmina’s blog