Aside from blogging at Whimsical Tales of Travel, I regularly contribute to travel and lifestyle magazines, print and online, as well as consult on social media strategy, copywriting and community management. I’m a Lonely Planet contributor and assignment-level Pathfinder. More of my portfolio here.

If you’re interested in working together, please contact me by email at monicasuma (at) gmail (dot) com. 

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Lonely Planet: Grenoble for first timers 

Lonely Planet: Staging nature: the architectural highlights of Norway’s Ryfylke Tourist Route

Lonely Planet: Tasting Bucharest: new trends for foodies

Lonely Planet: 48 hours in Bucharest: from ‘little Paris’ to ‘new Berlin’

Lonely Planet: An afternoon with Lyon’s maverick ice cream makers

Business Traveller [Germany]: Paris lights up again

Business Traveller [Germany]: Havana, between past and future

BBC Travel: A side of the canyon that few ever see

BBC Travel: Where people become real-life cowboys

Abenteur und Reisen [Germany]: The Desert Trembles

Travel + Leisure: The Haunting Beauty of Navajo Nation

Animan [Switzerland]: Burning Man Festival



#SkypeStar: Featured in Skype’s All-Skype All-Stars Multi-Device Challenge 

Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio: Soho Grand Hotel – January 25th, 2013Radio Guest List

Correspondent for CBS News “60 Minutes”: The Ebony Hillbillies

Speaker for Social Media Week NYC:  Travel photography in the age of Mobile

Speaker & Moderator for the FindSpark Blogging panel: Follow Your Passion Conference



TripCreator: 7 Things You Can Only Do in Hamburg

Why I Skipped Lisbon and Went to Porto Instead

Viator: Irish Coffee and Flying Boats

The Cultureist: Get Cultured: Shanghai – A local guide to the Paris of the East

A Traditional Longjing Tea Ceremony in China’s “Heaven on Earth”

Gogobot: Crossing from Europe to Asia: Istanbul’s must-see destinations

Undiscovered Cuba: An Odyssey through Havana and the Provinces

Bucharest, not Budapest: a walk through “Little Paris”

Summer in Sydney: Top 9 Things to Do

Berlin’s Thriving Art Scene, Reimagining Design



InsightCuba| Monica Suma: My Cuba Diaries (20+ articles)

Dinner at La Guarida

Seeking Hemingway at Finca Vigia

In Baracoa, casa particulares are thriving

An artist in Caibarien: the whimsical world of Madelin Perez Noa

90 miles to Cuba. How to get there?

Calling all Americans, let’s go to Cuba!



Johnny Jet: Travel Style: Monica Suma

FlipKey: Top 20 New York City-Based Travel Bloggers 

Gogobot NYC: Rockstar of the Month for April 2013

The Travel Tester: Travel Memory Friday with Monica from Monica-Suma.com

Travel Buzz: Interview with Monica Suma



Glamping.com Author (10 articles)

Hardanger Basecamp: Back to nature in a yurt

Five things to learn from the Swedes

Jumbo Stay: Sleeping on the runway

Jetwing Vil Uyana: Sigirya’s slice of heaven

Jetwing Yala: Chasing Asia’s Leopards



RueBaRue: My Secret Places in Paris by Monica Suma

Skype: Sharing my Skype Moments as the featured #SkypeStar 

Matador Network: Piano Across America: Q&A with traveling pianist Dotan Negrin

Imperator Travel: Discover New York outdoors: Top 5 sights of the Big Apple

Art and the City: best NYC museums, trendy art galleries and then some

Sex and the City hotspots with On Location Tours

The Expeditioner: One country away from seeing them all: Q&A with roaming entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau



Grabr [featured]: 5 Bloggers Share Their Best Tips from the Road

Flytographer [featured]: The Top 10 Solo Traveller Photos of 2016

NY Daily News [quoted]: Bushwick pet store remains open

Dashburst [quoted]5 Most Innovative Travel Startups of 2013

Suzy Guese: Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of November 5, 2012

WomensForum [contest]: Monica is in the running as the Next Expert Blogger!

CBS News & Peter Greenberg [Bucharest photos]: How to sleep like a dictator

Hi Hostelling Blog: Photo of the Week by Monica Suma, China

Schmap Toronto Guide: Fairmont Royal York


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