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Karen LeBlanc is the host and producer of the travel show, The Design Tourist and a travel writer whose content appears across Microsoft platforms, including BingTravel, Microsoft Edge,, and Microsoft Start. She is a contributing design and travel writer for the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme, and several local, regional, and national publications.

Karen is a member of The Society of American Travel Writers, The North American Travel Journalists Association, and The International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association.  Karen films worldwide, bringing viewers a new way to travel as a Design Tourist who experiences a destination through its art, craft, and design heritage.

“As a Design Tourist and Travel Writer, I believe every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, craft, and cuisine. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, design, decor, and food. The journey continues as we meet artisans and makers because craft connects us to the past and inspires us in the present.” —Karen LeBlanc



State / Province



United States

Primary focus of my work

Travel, Wine

Specific Focus

Culture, Destinations

How My Work Is Published

Blog(s) – my own posts, Broadcast – radio/podcast, Filmmaker, Writer – Printed media (magazine), Writer – Freelance on assignment, Writer – Digital media (website), Website(s) – my own

Other Associations

The Society of American Travel Writers, The North American Travel Journalists Association

Member Type

Regular Membership