meet nikki vargas
Originally from Colombia, Nikki is a travel editor, published author, and writer now living in New York City.
As a published author, Nikki is represented by the literary division of the Paradigm Talent Agency. Her first book, Wanderess, is an exhaustive women's travel resource published by Clarkson Potter at Penguin Random House in February 2022. Nikki's second book, Call You When I Land, is a travel memoir that will be published in November 2023 by Hanover Square Press at Harper Collins.
In addition, Nikki is a senior editor for Fodor's Travel, where she commissions, writes, edits, and produces daily travel stories for the digital site, as well as works closely with the team on special editorial projects. Nikki is also the Founding Editor of Unearth Women, a women’s travel publication she founded back in 2018. Unearth Women's mission is to show travelers how to support women worldwide, while also sharing women's stories. Her work with Unearth Women has appeared in The New York Times, Good Morning America, CNN, Vogue Spain, and The Washington Post.
Previously, Nikki worked as a Travel Editor for The Infatuation, Atlas Obscura, and Culture Trip. In addition to her editorial experience, Nikki is a freelance journalist with bylines in Cosmopolitan, Zagat, VICE, Food & Wine, Roads & Kingdoms, and more. As a public speaker, Nikki has spoken at various travel conferences including the Women’s Travel Fest, Women in Travel Summit, Latino Travel Fest, the Travel + Adventure Show, and the former New York Times Travel Show.