Noreen Kompanik

Member Since:
Feb 2016

I'm a freelance travel writer and photographer based in San Diego, California and a member of the International Travel Writers and Photographers Association as well. Since launching my writing career in October 2014, I've had over 300 published stories. Prior to this, I was a registered nurse for 34 years. My stories cover local, national and international travel, exotic destinations, beach and mountain destinations, world history, military history, family travel, hiking, food and wine, sustainable living, inspirational topics, and writing. I am a regular contributor to Travel Pulse, Links & Libations, and other publications and my articles have appeared in Traveling Mom, Lost Treasure Magazine, History Magazine, Edible San Diego Magazine, WINEormous, San Diego Family Magazine, San Diego Reader, Grand Magazine, Vacation Rental Travels Magazine, Epicurean Traveler, CoffeeSphere,com,,, BabyBoomsters, InTravel, Travel Post,,, Military Magazine, Today's Christian Living, and Great Escape Publishing. I've lived in Europe and travel often to my vacation villas in the Hawaiian Islands, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I've been to 21 European countries, including the U.K., Germany, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, and Turkey and I'm a frequent traveler to other Caribbean destinations. 

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Published Articles (12)

7 Reasons to Visit Charleston This Spring

Charleston’s one of the best-preserved cities in America’s Old South. A trip here’s worth it if only for the food. Article for Travel Pulse.

Picture Perfect Weekend in Tucson

It’s easy to fall in love with Tucson in the springtime. Hacienda Del Sol is an ideal place to visit. Article for Travel Pulse.

Wild and Wonderful Santa Catalina Island

Escape from the hustle and bustle & head to Catalina Island. Relax and celebrate the immense beauty of this remote place. Hosted by Chamber of Commerce.

Explore California’s Highway 1 Discovery Route

Natural beauty, wine regions, and culinary delights make California’s San Luis Obispo County the ideal road trip destination. Hosted by Highway 1 Discovery Route.

New Orleans is Much More than Mardi Gras

Even if you can’t make it to Mardi Gras, there’s much more to New Orleans. Article for Travel Pulse.

Food, Fish, and Fun in Coastal California’s Morro Bay

Home to one of California’s last true remaining fishing fleets, Morro Bay is one incredible place to visit. Hosted by Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Kona Coffee from Hawaii’s Verdant Valleys and Volcanoes

One of the most expensive coffees in the world can be found on Hawaii’s majestic Big Island. Article for Coffee Sphere.

Tequila Tasting in Puerto Peñasco on Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

Tequila- the key ingredient for one of the world’s favorite drinks—the fabulous Margarita. Hosted by Puerto Penasco Visitor’s Bureau. Article for Distillery Channel.

Celebrating Family, Friends, and Community at Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen

Fabulous North County restaurant with 2 locations the locals just love! Article for Edible San Diego Magazine.

7 Reasons to Visit Monterey

There’s always something to see and do in this stunning coastal region kissed by nature. Article for Travel Pulse.

Shasta Cascades – A Nature Lover’s Nirvana

One of the most beautiful places on Earth is here in Northern California. Hosted by Redding CVB. Article for

Wine is a Symphony at Altipiano Winery

Beautiful property, award-winning wines, and sunset celebrations. Article for