Published Work

Karen Attman is a writer, editor, and translator.


Her work has appeared in:

  • Casa Viva Cocina
  • CNN
  • Esquire
  • Société Perrier
  • La Barra
  • Sprudge
  • This Big City
  • The Culture Trip
  • Viator, Four
  • Lure Media
  • Foodie Hub
  • National Geographic
  • IDG Connect
  • The City Paper
  • Destino Cartagena
  • Destinations of the World
  • Maestro
  • International Living
  • Fund Your Life Oversees
  • The Bogota Post
  • and other publications

Karen has been a foreign correspondent for several publications. She contributed to the anthology Was Gabo an Irishman? and to FoodieHub’s Essential Guide to Latin America’s Best Restaurants.

She’s written about her travel and food adventures in Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Peru, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago.


Karen edits books and articles in Spanish and English. Some of her editing projects have included the Living in Bogota Expat Guide, Semana’s Business Intelligence, and The Bogota Post.


She also translates books, magazines, and newspapers from Spanish to English. She has translated works on a variety of subjects, from the internal conflict in Colombia to travel around Latin America.

If you’d like work with Karen on any writing, editing, or translation project, please get in touch with her at info (at)


Permission to Slurp: The Insider's Guide to Coffee Culture in Colombia

Links to some of Karen Attman’s published articles

In English

Insider’s Guide to Bogota – CNN

I Heart My City: Karen’s Bogota – National Geographic

Dining in Bogota – Four Magazine

From Drug Cartels to Escalating IT Sector – IDG Connect

Full of Beans – The Bogota Post

Menu at the Museum – The City Paper

Best Parks in Bogota – Viator

The Beaches of Santa Marta – Viator

Tastes of Bogota: Aromatica – Viator

Finn on Pepe and Pasta – The City Paper

Things to See and Do in Santa Marta – Viator

Bogota’s Best Craft Beers – Viator

Rooftop Bars in Cartagena – Viator

Six Restaurants with International Appeal in Caracas – The Culture Trip

Cocktail Culture in Bogota – The City Paper

Sombrero Vueltiao – Viator

Tango Dancing in Medellin – Viator

Drinking in Bogota – Société Perrier

How to Spend One Day in Bogota – Viator

Eight Restaurants to Visit in 2014 – The City Paper

How to Get Around Bogota – Viator

The 4 Hottest (and Coolest) Rooftop Lounges in Cartagena – Société Perrier

Riding the Medellin Cable Car – Viator

Medellin’s Best Museums – Viator

The Tandoor Taj – The City Paper

La Despensa – Peruvian Delight – The City Paper

Cartagena for Cruise Visitors – Viator

5 Things We Learned in Cartagena–  Société Perrier

Things to do with Kids in Cartagena – Viator

Food, Dance, Romance –  The City Paper

The Colombian Food Court – This Big City

Nueve Reasons – The City Paper

What to Eat in Colombia – Viator

Drinking in…Cartagena – Société Perrier

Little Italy in Bogota – The City Paper

A Tour of Southeast Asia with Wok –  The City Paper

Things to do in Cartagena – Viator

Getting a Piece of Cartagena – The City Paper

Bagels in Bogota – The City Paper

Colombian Cultural Heritage – The City Paper

A Crazy Pie – The City Paper

Sweet Success – The City Paper

A Taste of the U.S.A. – The City Paper

 Carbs on Every Curb– The City Paper

Drinking in…Santo Domingo – Société Perrier

And some in Spanish….

Misión Vasca – Casa Viva Cocina

Business Class – Esquire –  interview with Air France-KLM general manager

Vivir a lo Italiano en Manhattan – Casa Viva Cocina

Tentaciones Catalanas – Casa Viva Cocina

Carnes Diferentes, Hamburgesas en Ascenso – Revista La Barra

En Voz Baja – Casa Viva Cocina

Historias destrás de las botellas – Casa Viva Cocina

And you can see a little more about me on the Viator author page.

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