I'm a travel blogger, digital influencer, & blogging + social media coach based in sunny San Diego, California

Why hello! I'm Carmen. :]

I'm a travel blogger, food writer, & blogging + social media consultant based in sunny San Diego, California. What does a blog consultant do? Click here to find out more. On this website, I share thoughtful articles about travel, food, and little bits in between. If you're a tourism board or marketing firm, please contact me!

My Writing Background

I've been a San Diego travel writer and lifestyle blogger for many years. It all started in 2011 with the occasional poem or short story. Now my blog is read globally with readers in 108 countries - that's just within the last 30 days! I focus on well-researched, SEO-optimized posts, usually around food and travel.

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My Career Background

I do social media marketing for therapists, financial advisors, realtors, and small businesses. I quit my full-time corporate job in 2017 to pursue my dream of blogging, coaching, & working remotely. Prior to that, I worked as a social media professional in corporate & agency offices for years before making the leap to solo entrepreneurship. I can't believe I've been working remotely for 4 years!!!

Fred, my boyfriend, is a freelance cannabis copywriter who creates content for some pretty cool websites. He also writes for other clients like a jewelry brand & even a pet farm store.

My Travel Background

My heart is filled with wanderlust. I've visited 22 countries & 11 U.S. states. I've worked with tourism boards throughout the US on various press trips/FAM tours. Part of being a travel influencer means traveling frequently! 

In 2019 I visited 6 countries - France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Italy, & Mexico. I  also went on a press trip to Lompoc, California & visited Anacapa Island. At the beginning of 2020, prior to quarantine in California, I visited Mexico a couple of times. 

As a blog + social media consultant, I also work with travel brands & travel influencers to manage their online presence. I always keep an eye out for good flight deals. Google Flights is my favorite way to save hundreds of dollars on a flight.

I'm currently rewatching Schitt's Creek. Let me know if you have Disney+/Hulu/Netflix recommendations! I am obsessed with drinking fresh mint tea. I'm left-handed. I dye my hair with henna. I like rainy days which is weird for a San Diego lifestyle blogger. As a San Diego blogger, you might find me exploring the different areas in North County as well as San Diego! I've written blog posts about Encinitas, Oceanside, & North County things to do.

Now I'm working full-time as a social media manager, travel influencer, & blogging coach. Follow me through my journey! I'm glad you're here. :]