Underground travel blogger & TV host La Carmina (http://www.lacarmina.com/blog) visits Portland, Oregon! She discovers the kooky, eccentric side of the city, including a Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas musical, vintage and steampunk shops, Day-Glo pirate golf, and HP Lovecraft horror bar!
See ALL her PDX blogs & photos at http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/category/portland-oregon/
Production by Eric Bergemann & Melissa Rundle.
Press trip hosted by Visit Portland
Car rental from Argus Car Hire, http://www.arguscarhire.com
Thanks to Naomi Rubin, Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven (song by Myrrh Larsen), Wells & Verne, PDX Yar pirates, Glowing Greens Mini Golf, Jenn Louis at Lincoln Restaurant, Jupiter Hotel.
LA CARMINA is a millennial travel and cultures journalist, blogger, TV host (Bizarre Foods, Oddities Taboo, Kawaii TV), journalist (Huffington Post, AOL, CNN), and author of 3 books (Random House, Penguin) -- including Cute Yummy Time and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo.
Her influential travel & style blog has a passionate following and is featured in major media (New Yorker, LA Times, Washington Post). Journalism work includes: CNN, Huffington Post, AOL, Business Insider. She heads a coolhunting firm that provides consulting and TV hosting/arranging chiefly in Tokyo. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School.
La Carmina is flown worldwide to speak and attend events, including media FAM trips to Dubai, Maldives, Eastern Europe, Phoenix, Macau, Mexico, Hong Kong. She has a large online following, with a popular site and social networks. Speeches include Social Media Week, PRSA Travel & Tourism conference, Mediabistro Summit.
La Carmina has years of on-camera travel TV hosting experience (Food Network, Today Show, Travel Channel, NHK Japan, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Discovery, National Geographic, CNN). She also hosts and produces her own travel video series for AOL / Huffington Post and Business Insider, filmed worldwide (Budapest, Maldives, Abu Dhabi and more).
See her TV reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66w1YOg9HK0
(TV clips include Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel, CNN)
Summary of her travel journalism: http://www.lacarmina.com/travel.php
All CNN Travel articles are here: http://www.cnngo.com/node/43620
All Huffington Post works are here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/la-carmina/ (plus her travel video series)
All Business Insider articles: http://www.businessinsider.com/author/la-carmina
CONTACT LA CARMINA - gothiccarmina (attt) gmail
ADD her social networks @LACARMINA