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First Name

Christina

Last Name

Kantzavelos

Nickname

buenqamino

My Website

http://www.buenqamino.com

Bio

My name is Christina Kantzavelos, and traveling and helping others to do the same is what fuels my soul. It has taken a while and a rather large dent in my pocket to find my true passion. I have two masters degrees, one in social work and one in library and information sciences, and am currently a professional content writer, practicing licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) in San Diego, and conduct humanitarian work both domestically and abroad.

I have traveled to over 30 different countries and documented most of it on social media. But it was in completing the Camino de Santiago in November 2015, that I realized my true passion for travel writing and blogging, and hence the name, BuenQamino. Night after night, with trembling fingers, after walking 15 miles, I would miraculously find the strength (grammar and syntax errors aside), to write and post an entry on my blog (wi-fi issues aside) for my friends and family. The best part? Despite any lethargy, I enjoyed every minute of it. Even better? So did my friends, family, and now many BQers. Not only did they enjoy my entries, but I heard that I inspired others to travel, or go on their own pilgrimage, or hike nearby. What a feeling! In hearing and witnessing how I inspired others, I decided to start BuenQamino. BuenQamino is here to satiate your deepest desires for travel​ because those Bucket List items and Pinterest destinations aren’t just going to uncheck or unpin themselves!

Subjects

Food, Travel, Culture, Destinations, Reviews

How My Work Is Published

Blog(s) – my own, Blog(s) – other, Periodicals – Assignment, Periodicals – Freelance, Website(s) – my own

Other Associations

NATJA, PTBA

Member Type

Regular Membership

Contact Info

Phone

3106005479

Address

2407 Adams Avenue

Address 2

15

City

San Diego

State / Province

California

Zip / Postal Code

92116

Stories

Title

One Day (and Gluten and Dairy-Free) in Ojai, CA Guide

URL

http://www.buenqamino.com/usa/2018/12/31/one-day-and-gluten-and-dairy-free-in-ojai-ca

Date Published

January 2, 2019

Title

One Day (and Gluten-Free) in Joshua Tree, CA

URL

http://www.buenqamino.com/usa/2018/10/15/one-day-and-gluten-free-in-joshua-tree-ca

Date Published

October 22, 2018

Title

One Day (and Gluten-Free) in Mexico City CDMX, Mexico Guide

URL

http://www.buenqamino.com/mexico/2018/12/18/one-day-and-gluten-free-in-mexico-city-cdmx-mexico-guide

Date Published

December 25, 2018

Title

One day (and Gluten-Free) in Sayulita, Mexico Guide

URL

http://www.buenqamino.com/mexico/2017/11/24/one-day-in-sayulita-mexico-and-the-islas-marietas-and-gluten-and-dairy-free-n6e8d

Date Published

December 9, 2018

Title

10 REASONS WINTER IN YOSEMITE IS MAGICAL

URL

http://www.redwoodsinyosemite.com/10-reasons-winter-in-yosemite-is-magical

Date Published

February 11, 2019

Title

YOSEMITE VALLEY HAS RE-OPENED! HERE IS WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO VISIT AT THE END OF THE SUMMER IN YOS

URL

http://www.redwoodsinyosemite.com/yosemite-valley-has-reopened-where-to-go-and-what-to-visit-at-the-end-of-summer-in-yosemite

Date Published

November 13, 2018

Title

9 Things I Learned From My Vipassana 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

URL

blog.sivanaspirit.com/sp-gn-i-learned-from-my-vipassana-10-day-silent-meditation-retreat

Date Published

August 14, 2018

Title

Gluten and Dairy Free in Reykjavik, Iceland

URL

guidetoiceland.is/connect-with-locals/christina-kantzavelos/gluten-and-dairy-free-in-reykjavik-iceland-1

Date Published

August 16, 2017