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The Design Tourist – Your Guide to Authentic Travel

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Karen LeBlanc

Creator, Producer, and host of The Design Tourist travel show

I’m Karen LeBlanc, creator, producer, and host of The Design Tourist travel show (streaming on 10 channels and broadcast TV). My travels have taught me that the true magic of a place lies in connecting with its people and creative spirit.

My passion for travel fuels my mission to uncover the creative soul of a place. Through The Design Tourist, I share travel guides and tips that focus on stunning architecture, handmade treasures, and the unique experiences that make a journey truly meaningful. Let’s explore those hidden gems together!

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 




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