Nikki Vargas

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

I am a freelance travel writer/photographer, Special Contributor for The Daily Meal (1.9MM monthly unique readers), Elite Daily (3.9MM monthly readers) and the Examiner (9MM monthly readers). I have experience with press trips (such as an upcoming one on behalf of Visit Miami) and covering destinations on behalf of The Daily Meal and FOOD & WINE Magazine. My work has been published in FOOD & WINE Magazine, InTravel Magazine, Vagabondish, Matador Network, GoNomad, The Daily Meal and more. In addition, I am a travel blogger for my growing site, The Pin the Map Project ( where I cover destinations, reviews, solo traveling and food & drink guides. On my own I have over 2K+ social media followers and attract over 4,000+ monthly readers on my blog.


3 Years
6 Years
Social Media
6 Years


3 Years
4 Years


PR (in-house) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
1 Year
Marketing (in-house) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
1 Year
Advertising agency
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Daily Meal (3-5), Thought Catalog (1-2), Travelettes (1-2), Vagabondish (1-2), Bootsnall (1-2), InTravel Magazine (1-2), Matador Network (1-2), Elite Daily (1-2), FOOD & WINE (1-2), (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

LVMH (10+), Mexico Tourism Board (10+), Cablevision (6-10), Converse (6-10), Dannon (6-10), Gilette (3-5), Volvo (3-5)

Technical Skills

Photo editing

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent in Spanish and English

Computer Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT, etc), Wordpress and CMS software blogging platforms


Nikon D300 DSLR

Work Permits & Visas

Dual citizenship of the United States and Colombia


Lovely Blogger Award Liebster Award Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Professional Travel Blogger Association (PTBA) International Travel Writers Association (ITWA)


Travel Tips

Food & Drink