About Us

“Travel changes people. It broadens perspectives and teaches new ways to measure quality of life.”
– Rick Steves

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
– Anonymous

“That’s amazing!”
– Huell Howser

“Oh the places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss


About Us

Traveling Journalists is a site dedicated to spreading the news about today’s finest travel destinations. Whether you are looking for a hidden gem in San Diego for a “stay-cation”, searching for a hip experience on the east coast, or craving a sense of adventure across seas, Traveling Journalists is your weekly source for the hottest traveling trends in today’s top towns across the globe. We hope you find our travel guides and stories to be inspiring and insightful. So pack your bags and say “Bon Voyage” – we can’t wait to take you on a new journey!

About the Authors

Gloria Vazquez

Gloria Vazquez is an enthusiastic, aspiring marketing and public relations professional. Gloria enjoys spending time with her family, friends and cat. Gloria loves art, music and dance, which she displays through her artwork and performances throughout San Diego. Gloria also loves traveling and trying new things such as snowboarding, surfing and sailing. Gloria has traveled around the United States to places like Las Vegas, New Orleans and Alaska, and all the way to Canada, Mexico, Peru, and the Caribbean. Gloria is curious about the world and believes that it is important to constantly learn more about it, to preserve it, and to see new things. Gloria expects to graduate in December 2015 and seeks to one day start her own creative marketing and public relations agency.

Emily Alvarenga


Emily Alvarenga is a journalism major at SDSU and has had a passion for writing since she was a little girl. She loves to travel and dreams of one day being a traveling journalist herself, searching the globe for one of a kind places and stories to report on. She currently writes for the Traveling Journalist, Daily Aztec, and interns for the Odyssey. She is also a sophomore in Kappa Delta sorority and is loving every second of it! She is a San Diego native, who cannot wait to get out and explore the world. Some of her most important obsessions include all things Disney, elephants, and ice (yes, I did say ice).

Brooke Young


Brooke Young is a sophomore at San Diego State University and currently majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. At a young age she experienced her first taste of traveling and has craved it ever since. Brooke is a member of Kappa Delta sorority and holds the position of Assistant Vice President of Membership. Outside of the classroom she enjoys writing, photography, reading, fashion, and exploring what San Diego has to offer. Brooke hopes to one day be able to travel the world and share the stories of the people she meets.

Shannon Banks


Shannon Banks is a Journalism major at San Diego State University with an emphasis in Media Studies. As an aspiring news anchor, Shannon is working as a traveling journalist to gain insight in the field and to learn as much as she can. Shannon is excited to be working here and she looks forward to making new discoveries.

Contact the Authors

Email: travelingjournalists@gmail.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/travelsjournal

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