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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  • Feeling a little pink today because I took a day off work and doing some packing for an exciting trip ahead! 
I pack a week before my trip 🙄... is anyone the same?
  • This month, I asked the universe to help me in the practice of ‘letting go gracefully’ and I turned towards my Ashtanga practice. It has been more consistent than I can ever remember and I thank my teacher for navigating me. 
My mat has always been my private mirror ...Showing me my strength and weaknesses and my ability to push through when I’m stuck. It has me flirting with patience and, hope that one day, I might acquire it. It has been helping me shift my perspective and release the ‘need to control everything’ side of me... but still keep the organized side of me. 
Letting go is part of my healing process, whether it’s a posture that I need to fall into or catching my breath... because healing, is my responsibility... and no one else’s. 
These series of photos reminds of me a moment of achievement. The moment I’ve always wanted to sail in the Arctic dream a year ago, turned into a reality.
  • I love how so many of you played the exercise on my instastory. Wether it’s real or not, it’s nice to get to know a little more about you. 
I found love, success, happiness. Then found power, money, experience 🤣 
Did you also manage to find more words?
  • The bravest thing I’ve ever done was be a mother and learning to deal with fears I never knew existed... most of all, when I see her, I see the evidence of how strong I can be, and I remind myself: You’ve got this. 💫
  • The midnight sun is slowly making its way into the arctic. One of the world’s greatest phenomenon. Where the sun never completely sets and is visible day and night. Have you ever seen it?
I struggle to find the words to describe this feeling, because no words are strong enough. This was taken a little past midnight while sailing in the arctic on our @travelwithtjd - We are launching more TJD trips like those for you to join and experience it together. Follow @travelwithtjd to find out more on how you can join ❤️
  • I get asked constantly for advice on the best resorts in the Maldives that is children friendly. For me, it’s not only about the facilities but also the trust that’s built with the staff and the program they have for kids each day. Chloe loved it here, made new friends and cried when we left. That’s why I find it easy to always return to Joali. 
What’s your favorite island in Maldives?
  • Italy: A series of few images I took years back when I visited Florence. I remember the highlights of my trip: The gorgeous @fsflorence - Cinque Terre - A moment where I felt I lost all my inspiration - The magical sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo. 
What are your favorite things to do in Florence?
  • Throwback to almost 3 years ago. A friend asked for my recommendation for Bali and it brought up some memories. So found this picture. It’s one of my favorite places in Uluwatu and one of my favorite summer! Happy Sunday 🐰
  • The island’s Manta Tree house, designed by one and only Porky Hefer. It’s 5 meters in the air and a wingspan of almost 15m. The 50m tail of the manta is a suspended walkway leading up to body which seats up to 10 people! One of the many art pieces in @joalimaldives - I’ve never seen anything quite like it!!!
  • I’ve been trying to (really focusing more this time) to wake up and sleep with affirmations. It used to help me a lot in the past then somewhere along the way, I stopped for a while.
I’d love to read what’s yours!! Everyday, I try to read and write new ones so here goes mine for today and I hope it resonates with you 💕:
“If I want it, I can attract it” Abraham Hicks
  • I am always surrounded by love (and water) because all I see is love 💕 
Happy Easter everyone!
  • A huge shift in my energy today as I start working on our next @travelwithtjd - Scandic countries holds an exhilarating amount of joy and peace in my heart, which I’ve learned not to search anymore for reasons to explain it, because some things cannot always be expressed in words. 
We have recently launched Sweden’s Arctic experience on @travelwithtjd other than Finland, Iceland and Norway. The link is in bio if you like to join our polar journeys and have an adventure of a lifetime. Only 2 spaces left for Sweden. Hope to see you on our TJD trips! 
Photo by @dennisstever 
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