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Noreen Kompanik
Freelance Travel Writer & Photographer, What's In Your Suitcase?
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Joined February 2016
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About me

I am a published freelance writer and photographer based in San Diego. My stories cover local, national and international travel, exotic destinations, beach and mountain destinations, world history, military history, family travel, hiking, food and wine, sustainable living, inspirational topics, and writing. I am a regular contributor to Travel Pulse, Links & Libations, Miles Geek and many other national publications.

I maintain a Facebook social media site What's In Your Suitcase? with over 900 likes, and am currently developing my website.

I have lived in Europe and travel often to our vacation villas in the Hawaiian Islands, Cabo san Lucas, Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I have visited 21 European countries, including the U.K., Germany, Italy, Greece, Switzerland and Turkey and am a frequent traveler to other Caribbean destinations.

Why did you join the community?

I want to have more networking with other travel writers, photographers and travel industry representatives.

What is your favorite travel destination?


Where do you dream of traveling to?

Fiji, Bora Bora, New Zealand

What was your first travel job?

I worked as a cruise company specialist.

What do you want to learn more about?

How to find press and FAM trips.

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Wonder, Curiosity, Excitement