About

The journey of TJD began 6 years ago when founder Michelle Karam created the first platform for individuals to share personal travel encounters, inspiring experiences and life-changing moments and celebrating the global citizens. Since inception as a travel writer and photographer, TJD has provided a place to showcase hidden gems, travelers’ adventures, enlightening getaways, exquisite cuisines and adventure adrenaline. At its’ core, TJD unites people from all over the globe via social media platforms that act as valuable travel resource… Sharing travel stories from the most inspiring people, experiences and life changing experiences.

Today, an award winning platform by the MENA Digital Awards, Travel Junkie Diary’s core business segments is from consulting hospitality brands & tourism boards on creative marketing campaigns as well as sales and marketing representation for travel brands.

Travel Junkie Diary has also created Travel 4 A Purpose, an initiative to help those who need guidance in traveling for volunteer work, connecting with the right charity organizations & animal welfare. 

Another successful business segment is Travel With TJD, an adventure Travel Movement Mini Series, a start up since 2014 as a Travel Consultancy Company where group trips are curated and led by Michelle Karam. #TravelwithTJD has collected first in a lifetime memories with travelers all across the world joining her trips and sharing experiences like no other especially to the polar regions.

With Michelle Karam’s business growing, TJD also curate and with her business partner, together, lead destination team building activities for corporate brands worldwide that include event planning and activites.

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FEATURED ON

Dnata World Traveller 2018https://worldtravellermagazine.com/2018/12/19/my-great-escapes-michelle-karam/

Entrepreneur Mag 2015https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245942

Entrepreneur Mag 2016: //www.entrepreneur.com/article/285140

CNN Travel 2016http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/abu-dhabi-best-spots-instagram-stars/index.html

CNN Travel 2017: http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/travel-tips-from-the-experts/index.html

Conde Nast Traveler 2016http://www.cntravellerme.com/content/1686-where-should-you-travel-for-wintry-activities

The National 2013: http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/the-life/busy-travel-blogger-mum-thrives-on-variety-in-dubai

BBC Travel 2013http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20130503-how-to-explore-vietnam-with-kids

OUNASS UAE 2017: https://www.ounass.ae/travel-with-ounass-michelle-karam/

LINKEDIN 2015https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/were-liking-look-uaes-instagram-influencers-daniel-saynt

Digital Arabiahttp://www.digitalarabia.com/blogger-outreach-right/

DUBAI 100: https://thedubai100.com/living/2016/12/19/michelle-karam-connecting-travel-junkies-around-the-world

Khaleej Times: http://www.khaleejtimes.com/article/20141107/ARTICLE/311079876/1072

Sassy Mama: https://www.sassymamadubai.com/michelle-karam-sassiest-mama-2016/

BouBouTeaTime: http://boubouteatime.com/lifestyle/travel-junkie-and-mom-interview-with-michelle-karam/

The Scoop DXBhttps://thescoopdxb.com/2013/06/12/michelle-karam/

Grafdom: http://www.grafdom.com/blog/15-influential-travel-bloggers-uae/

Emirates Woman: http://emirateswoman.com/top-8-dubai-instagram-accounts-following/

The Vienna Bloghttps://www.theviennablog.com/2017/02/05/top-15-dubai-instagrammers-you-should-be-following-for-travel-inspiration/

Press Reader: https://www.pressreader.com/uae/the-national-news-arts-life/20170424/281586650482080

Simple Holiday Deals 2015: www.simplyholidaydeals.co.uk/travel-blog/five-top-travel-bloggers-who-give-us-endless-w…

MSN.com 2017http://www.msn.com/id-id/travel/ideperjalanan/tiga-daerah-di-indonesia-masuk-rekomendasi-pejalan-profesional-dunia/ar-BBCG54i

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