Travel Editor, Journalist, Author, & Producer,Unearth Women
Nikki Vargas, Travel Editor, Journalist, Author, & Producer, Unearth Women
Bio: Nikki is a travel editor, published author, and writer. Currently, she is an editor at Fodor’s Travel and the Founding Editor of Unearth Women, a women’s travel publication she founded back in 2018. Her work with Unearth Women has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, CNN, Vogue Spain, and The Washington Post. In its first year, Unearth Women scaled quickly from an idea to a print magazine sold in bookstores worldwide.
As an author, Nikki is represented by the Paradigm Talent Agency and is the author of Wanderess, a travel book dedicated to helping people travel smarter while showing them how to support and connect with women globally. Wanderess was published by Clarkson Potter in February 2022.
Previously, Nikki worked as a Travel Editor for The Infatuation, Atlas Obscura, and Culture Trip. In addition to her editorial experience, Nikki is a freelance journalist with bylines in Cosmopolitan, Zagat, VICE, Food & Wine, Roads & Kingdoms, and more.
As a producer, Nikki has both produced and hosted video content for various publications. At Culture Trip, she was host and co-producer of the original series, Hungerlust. At Unearth Women, she was host and producer of the original series, #WomenOwned. Currently, Nikki is an Executive Producer of a true-crime documentary in pre-production with Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas and My Entertainment’s One Foot Forward.
As a public speaker, Nikki has spoken at various travel conferences including the Women’s Travel Fest, Women in Travel Summit, Latino Travel Fest, The New York Times Travel Show, and New York Travel Fest. /h5>