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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  • The trips we host on @travelwithtjd on our polar journeys for the past years has been one of the most exciting experiences of my life and I’m so incredibly grateful for everything I’ve learned, experiences, felt, seen and for the people I’ve met on our trips! 
Our season starts this September with different groups traveling with @dennisstever and I to Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland! 
We have also released our travel dates for 2020 and with new destinations too and new experiences. I hope you can join us!! Click the link in my bio to learn more or follow @travelwithtjd for updates!
  • Lebanon in summer is all about exploring. Found this new hip beach bar on the coast of Byblos. The graffiti on the wall, the hanging hammocks in the water and the vibe, makes this place one of the cutest beach clubs I’ve seen so far. I love my beautiful home 🇱🇧
  • The last time I switched my laptop on was 5 days ago. The last time that happened was exactly a year ago. My phone is most of the time misplaced far away from me, my camera is still in my bag, my mind is switched off and I’m surrounded with love 💕and music 🎶. So happy to be back in Lebanon on my official summer break.
  • Home sweetest home ❤️
  • I love the the 3 AM version of people... Honest, vulnerable and real.
  • I have some sort of mental block this morning... which is a good thing so... Happy Thursday ☀️
  • This is a (long) thank you post... To my teachers.
Thank you for showing me my true strength... Not only physical strength, but more importantly mental strength.
Thank you for allowing me to let go... Whenever I feel I need a break from the world, your shala is the first place I run to... and when I’m away, it’s the first place I think of when I practice on my own, miles away. The sound of my breathing alone, takes me back to the exact spot where I place my mat... and I’m fully transported back to the stillness and awareness. 
Thank you for giving me a safe place to seek connection & allowing me to breathe... when I’m at my most vulnerable, you’ve made it ok for my tears to roll down my face in Savasana or during a posture, open up and just be me without any judgement. 
Thank you for offering so much of yourself to allow me to grow through my practice... Thank you for teaching me the true meaning of yoga, how to practice not only on the mat, but off the mat too... Yoga is a natural state of mind and not whether or not you can touch your toes. 
The light in me honors the light in you. Happy New moon 
Namaste 
Michelle 💫
  • I’m still going through the photos I’ve taken during my trip to Menorca. Still can’t believe how beautiful the island is!
  • Last couple of days at work before heading back home 🇱🇧. What are your summer plans? Anything exciting?
  • Your memory feels like home to me.
So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you 💫
  • Someone at work asked me the other day what my goals were... I told them to be happy. To be really really really F**** happy. What’s yours?
  • How much time do you spend planning for a trip? I still can’t get over the beautiful sunsets I’ve been lucky to experience on the island. I’ve also written two blog posts on guides to Menorca and what to watch out for prior booking. 
I do usually spend a lot of time on research for my trips, months in advance and, for this specific trip, it was a little challenging finding a place to stay that matched what I was exactly looking for. 
The search engine that worked well for me was @wegoarabia - as for flights, I didn’t have too many options from Barcelona but it worked out well. I mixed it between hotel stay and private villa stay for my 10 nights. Booked a car and took it really easy at the end!