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Karen LeBlanc is a national TV show host and widely published lifestyle journalist/blogger, and content creator. Karen regularly appears on HSN, The Home Shopping Network, as a lifestyle expert for design, beauty & fashion, and on Fox Business as a host of Trending Today. She also creates professionally scripted and hosted branded content as well as user-generated content for social media. 

Karen founded The Design Tourist blog and streaming series on the idea that as travelers we can experience a culture through art and craft. Karen is the Design and Travel editor for the national lifestyle magazine LaPalme and a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.  

Karen LeBlanc is the host and producer of the travel show, The Design Tourist and a travel writer whose content appears across Microsoft platforms, including BingTravel, Microsoft Edge,, and Microsoft Start. She is a contributing design and travel writer for the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme, and several local, regional, and national publications.

Karen is a member of The Society of American Travel Writers, The North American Travel Journalists Association, and The International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association.  Karen films worldwide, bringing viewers a new way to travel as a Design Tourist who experiences a destination through its art, craft, and design heritage. 

“As a Design Tourist and Travel Writer, I believe every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, craft, and cuisine. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, design, decor, and food. The journey continues as we meet artisans and makers because craft connects us to the past and inspires us in the present.” —Karen LeBlanc 

The Design Tourist Blog

The Design Tourist is a lifestyle blog that inspires and empowers readers with the latest news, trends, and lifestyle tips for inspiration, health, wellness, and personal evolution. Lifestyle and travel journalist Karen LeBlanc covers art, architecture, beauty, design, fashion, home decor, health and wellness, and travel. She interviews with trendsetters, tastemakers, and creative professionals, including authors, artists, artisans, designers, and makers and shares her travels as a Design Tourist exploring destinations through their heritage of craft and creativity. 

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