Nikki Vargas

New York, NY

Professional Experience

Nikki Vargas is Travel Editor of international site, Culture Trip, and a freelance journalist with bylines in VICE, Roads & Kingdoms, Huffpost and more. She is also the Host of the new original food & travel series, Hungerlust, as well as founder of top 100 travel blog, The Pin the Map Project.


2 Years
Social Media
1 Year
5 Years


5 Years
5 Years
1 Year


Online/new media
8 Years
Advertising agency
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Daily Meal (6-10), VICE (1-2), FOOD & WINE (1-2), The Huffington Post (6-10), Business INSIDER Travel (3-5), Matador Network (3-5), Thought Catalog (3-5), Roads & Kingdoms (1-2), Oceanstyle Media (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

HAVAS Media (Agency) (10+), Catch! NYC (Agency) (1-2), Jack Morton Worldwide (Agency) (1-2), Media Storm (Agency) (1-2), Greater than One (Agency) (10+), Converse (Client) (10+), Mexico Tourism (Client) (10+), Cablevision (Client) (10+)

Other Work History

In addition to my freelance projects with media and corporate clients, I have five years experience working on staff at media advertising agencies (HAVAS and MediaVest). My role focused on digital media planning/buying for clients including: Converse, Volvo, Mexico Tourism, LVMH and more.

Technical Skills

Skills include: Photography, Wordpress Blog Development and Social Media Strategy.

Foreign Language Skills

English and Spanish.

Computer Skills

Computer skills include: Full MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), Photoshop (Basic), iMovie video editing (Advanced), Final Cut Movie Editor (Beginner) and Wordpress (Advanced).


Nikon DSLR D200, 18-55mm lens, 55-200mm lens and GoPro Hero+.

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. Citizenship and Colombia Citizenship. Permitted to work in both countries without visa or sponsorship.


References available upon request.


I am a member of the International Travel Writer's Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Professional Travel Bloggers Association.



This link contains samples of my published work for various publications, including but not limited to: VICE, Food & Wine, Roads & Kingdoms and more.
This link goes to my author page at Culture Trip, where I am currently working as Travel Editor in their New York office. This link contains my few bio as well as all the articles I have published on Culture Trip to date.
The Pin the Map Project is my award winning travel blog, voted a top 100 blog in 2015. Founded over five years ago, The Pin the Map Project has worked with a variety of brands including: The Ritz Carlton, Sofitel, Skyscanner, Expedia, Philippines Tourism, Indonesia Tourism, Iceland Tourism, Dominican Republic Tourism and more.