Archana Ram freelance writerArchana Ram is a San-Diego based writer, covering travel, food, health, fashion, the Baja region, and more. Her work has appeared in Travel + LeisureSunsetDelta Sky, Afar, San Diego Magazine, and Brides California. Some of her more notable pieces include attending and covering the Grammys for Cosmopolitan, the May 2014 and February 2016 cover stories for San Diego Magazine, and interviewing Chef Javier Plascencia for Vogue.

Archana graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2007 before moving to New York City. She worked on staff at People Stylewatch and Entertainment Weekly, where she covered fashion, TV and news, reported from red carpet events, and appeared on the Today show, Entertainment Tonight and ABC News to discuss top entertainment stories.

In 2011, Archana left New York and her job at Entertainment Weekly to backpack around the world for 13 months, spending 5 months in South America, 3 months in Hawaii, and 5 months in Southeast Asia. Yes, it was incredible. No, it wasn’t dangerous. And Laos was her favorite. She blogged all about her trip at New York to Nomad.

Once she realized that hostels and long-distance buses weren’t going to be her permanent way of life, she moved to San Diego, where she now works as an editor at San Diego Magazine by day and freelance writer by night (and weekends and early mornings).

Get in touch: archana[swirly a]mysocaldlife.com.

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