Kayte Deioma

Long Beach, CA USA
Website: http://www.kaytedeioma.com

Professional Experience

I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for using photos and words to share tales of cultural and geographic adventures around the word in a way that promotes global benefit and sustainable tourism. My stories and photos have appeared in magazines, newspapers and web sites across the globe. I am a regular travel contributor to Long Beach Magazine and the former travel columnist for the Gazette Newspapers in Long Beach. I edit and write for the online travel magazines RainyDayTraveler.com and the Los Angeles Travel site on About.com, a New York Times Company. I have freelance articles and photo credits in such publications as Latitudes, Destination Hyatt, AAA Traveler, Time Magazine, Architectural Digest, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Santa Fean Magazine, The China Morning Post, Phnom Penh Post and others.


Content Editor (online)
8 Years
16 Years
16 Years


16 Years
Other, Specify
16 Years
7 Years


Book Publishing Consumer
8 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
16 Years
Online/new media
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Gazette Newspapers (10+), Long Beach Magazine (10+), RainyDayTraveler.com (10+), Destination Hyatt (3-5), AAA Traveler (1-2), Latitudes (1-2), About.com (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

International Documentary Association (10+), Feast of San Gennaro (6-10), City of Los Angeles (3-5), LA Tourism (1-2), City of Long Beach (10+)

Other Work History

Eight years writing grants, and developing and running programs for Cambodian refugees in the US.

Technical Skills


Foreign Language Skills

Fluent German and Spanish, conversational French and Italian

Computer Skills

Word, Excell, Dreamweaver, WordPress, basic html


Multiple Canon professional digital and film cameras, laptop computer, digital audio recorder

Work Permits & Visas

US Passport


Tamara Komuniecki, Editor, Long Beach Magazine; Harry Salzgaver, Executive Editor, Gazette Newspapers


Honorable Mention for Bylined Column, 2007 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards


NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association), International Travel Writers Association



Profile of the city of Huntington Beach, CA and surrounding area for Hyatt's in-room magazine
Weekend getaway to San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter
Showcasing West Hollywood as a preeminent destination for design and arts.
Indian Wells, CA city profile for Destination Hyatt
Visiting a wind park in the San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs, CA
A directory and history of the tall ships that ply the waters off the Southern California Coast and call its ports home.
Review of a San Francisco standard
Hamburg, Germany destination piece
A family adventure to New York City. Honorable Mention for Bylined Column in the 2007 NATJA Awards
Alexandra LeTellier gives her recommendations on how to get into LA's hottest clubs.
City profile of Huntington Beach, CA for Destination Hyatt Magazine
Exploring pedal-powered land and water vehicles in Huntington Beach, CA
A visit to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market and some kitchen time before lunch with Chef Raphael Lunetta of JiRaffe Restaurant.
Winter and summer adventures in Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada.
An essay on how an aversion to cilantro, dill and other nasty flavors can skew a restaurant review.
Santa Catarina, Brazil has a well earned reputation for being magical, as this writer discovered on an exploration of this southern Brazilian state.
A soul-soothing getaway to the interior of Belize.
Redefining chocolate in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Whitewater rafting adventure on the Taos Box of the Rio Grande near Taos, New Mexico
What do New Orleans kids know about Mardi Gras that you don't? That it's really all about them!
Winter adventures in Lake Tahoe for nor-skiers
Review of the world premiere of the musical 'Pope Joan'
The adventurous tale of how 8000 years of imperial Chinese history and art ended up in a suburb of Taipei.
After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, volunteers from around the country and around the world flock to New Orleans looking for a way to help. This article provides resources and guidelines for people interested in volunteering for the rebuild, while enjoying traditional French Quarter establishments.
Status article on New Orleans' tourism industry and the struggles it faced after Hurricane Katrina.
A resort profile on the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa for Hyatt's in-room magazine.