Kristina Manente

Travel & Culture Writer

Kristina Manente is a radio jockey, podcaster, and freelance journalist with a travel addiction and a fondness for cranberry juice.

She’s been producing and co-presenting a Sherlock Holmes based podcast for the past three years called The Baker Street Babes, which was nominated for a Shorty Award in 2014 for Best Podcast. The BSB has been featured in the New York Times, The Today Show, USA Today, MTV Geek and more. It has 1 million unique listens and 100,000 followers across social media.

Following her love of travel, she started The Nerdventurists, which provides guides and tales from around the world with a nerdy twist.

Portfolio

The Lyrebird Quartet & Volstead Monday Night Jazz
Experimental jazz finds a home in Itaewon
J, Reborn: Welcoming back JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong with guitars and cake.
They say when an idol enlists in the military his popularity will plummet and he will be forgotten, that fans will flock to younger and newer acts. So, when JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong...
No Ordinary Concert
A K-pop concert is a spectacle so huge, it must be experienced to be believed.
Passion for Fashion
Alston Stephanus is an accessories and fashion designer from Jakarta, Indonesia that lives the style he is so passionate about. He dresses almost exclusively in 1930s and 40s...
The Mongol Rally: the Greatest Motor Adventure on the Planet
You must drive from England to Mongolia in a 1.2 liter engine car or less. You must raise at least £1,000 for charity. You are totally and absolutely on your own. This...
Why You Should Consider Teaching English Overseas
Teaching English overseas is a great way to not only see the world, but also to build up your resume, which could lead to a challenging and exciting career. If you're from a...
Musical Theater in Korea: Dorian Gray (Starring Kim Junsu and Park Eun Tae)
Living in a foreign country has its host of difficulties, especially when you don't know the language. However, I truly believe that music is international and you don't...
48 Hours in Seoul
Insadong is Seoul's cultural corridor, filled with tea houses, historical palaces, and traditional homes running up the hills. Take Line 3 to Anguk Station and head to the...
48 Hours in Tokyo
From robot cafes to ancient temples and shrines, the wonderful and wacky capital of Japan is a place everyone should visit at least once. With one of the best food scenes on the...
Community Post: 20 Thoughts You Have While Driving Through Mongolia
Every summer, hundreds of adventurous morons drive from London to Ulaanbaatar in tiny cars to raise money for charity as part of The Mongol Rally. While conquering all of Europe...
The Way Station: Steampunk, Doctor Who, and total drunken Nerdvana [NYC, USA]
The magical existence of The Way Station may not be new to many of you. It's been a staple in Brooklyn and nerdy drinkers in NYC for the past three years, but it's a place that...
From Buttered Corn to Soybean Powder: Kit Kats in Japan are a Thing
To date there's been over 200 unique flavors of KitKats released in Japan, here are some of the craziest.
Travel Tales: Venice - Your Friend Elle
by Elle Ah, Venezia! It's as beautiful as the photographs. It's so gorgeous and so enriched in history that it makes you angry. Surely no place can actually live up to all the...
Between the Sheets: Come Inn Guesthouse - Seoul, South Korea
Welcome to Between the Sheets! No, this isn't a NC-17 addition of The Nerdventurists, but rather where we'll be reviewing hostels, guesthouses, B&Bs, hotels, and corners of...
The World's Most Romantic Destinations... Chosen By You!
Happy Valentine's Day! While I could go on and on about the commercialization of love and how much sub par chocolates we all buy on this day, I'll save my cynicism and instead...

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