Kristina Manente

Travel, Culture, & Nerdy Writer

Kristina Manente is a freelance journalist, travel blogger, podcaster, and all around audio-nerd with a travel addiction and a tea obsession. Her focus is travel, culture, music, and anything geeky.

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

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.

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Grok Nation

Follow these K-beauty Instagrammers for the best tips, tricks and trends

Korean beauty products are all about long-term skincare; see what these influencers recommend The world of K-beauty can be overwhelming. Do you know your sheet mask from your...

Syfy

Geek Road Trip: Inside the once-forgotten bootleg Wizard of Oz theme park in the Appalachian...

We're winding up a gravel road on Beech Mountain in North Carolina. It's the back road to The Land of Oz, the one that customers aren't allowed on - they have to go up the ski...

VRV Blog

Meet the Sherlock Holmes Fan Who Built His Own 221B Baker Street

Fans create amazing things. They collect, they build, and they show their love and appreciation in a beautiful myriad of ways. Whether they have the world's largest Hatsune Miku...

Nerd Culture

Syfy

Geek Road Trip: The geekiest bars across America (and Canada)

Anyone who has ever been to a convention or LAN party knows that geeks can drink. However, now there are actual bars catering to the geek community. From Brooklyn to Austin to...

Grok Nation

Our favorite cosplay from San Diego Comic-Con | Grok Nation

From Deadpool dressed as Bob Ross to a Hawaiian Stormtrooper, people let their costume creativity fly this year Cosplay is one of the hallmarks of any fan convention. Cosplay,...

Grok Nation

Jodie Whittaker takes the Comic-Con stage as first Doctor Who-we react

Reactions before and after the first female Doctor's appearance indicate that the future is female-and we all like it that way The line for the panel at San Diego Comic-Con...

FANDOM

Jurassic Park and Other Theme Park Rides About to Go Extinct

The world turns and things change. It's a fact of life, and sadly one for theme park rides as well. While ride updates are a good thing from a safety standpoint, seeing one's...

GO Magazine

6 Insta-Famous Queer Cosplayers Reveal How Their Identities Intersect | GO Magazine

Cosplay is a combination of the words costume and play (it was coined in Japan in 1984, if you didn't know, babe). It's a rapidly growing hobby in which all kinds of people...

FANDOM

Ranking the Best Disney Parks From Personal Experience

People are serious about their Disney . Whether you're an annual pass holder or a Disney movie aficionado, everyone has an opinion about the best that Disney has to offer. As...

BuzzFeed Community

5 Peter Capaldi Performances To Watch Before The Premiere Of "Doctor Who"

So there's my five suggestions for you all who may be knew to your new Lord and Master, Peter Capaldi. I'm so excited for the premiere and cannot wait to see where the 12th...

Very Nerdy Curly

What to Expect from TNT's The Librarians

I can tell you right now, there is no show I am more excited about than TNT's The Librarians. Think of Indiana Jones meets Supernatural meets a bottle of tequila, and you've...

FANDOM

Why Magic Kingdom is The Best Park At Walt Disney World

With four parks to choose from, two water parks, and adult-only areas as well, the Walt Disney Resort is a monster of a leisure destination. How do you choose which park is...

Very Nerdy Curly

Rebranding Drama for Harvest Moon Series

By Kristina Manente If you follow me on twitter, you'll have noticed I've been tweeting a lot about Harvest Moon as of late. It's a series of games that my sister and I have...

Bakerstreetbabes

The Validation of the Internet Fandom: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Fandom and the Age of...

At A Scintillation of Scions V, I (Curly) presented a paper entitled The Validation of the Internet Fandom: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Fandom and the Age of Tumblr. It...

Very Nerdy Curly

Was Robin Hood Real?

The Doctor is going to Sherwood Forest. I feel ya Clara (though what are you wearing?) I love Robin Hood too. Vigilante types with a charming smile and the law unto...

Very Nerdy Curly

How 2014 Became the Year I Returned to Gaming

So it turns out when your mother buys a new house that needs a lot of renovation, that you sort of lose track of time and every day turns into a mix between sleeping and...

An Englishman In San Diego

Guest Article: ALSTON STEPHANUS Cosplayer Profile & Interview

In her debut article for AEISD, blogger and member of the Baker Street Babes Kristina Manente (@CurlyFourEyes) profiles a rising star in the world of cosplay, Alston Stephanus,...

Beauty and Fashion