Ivan Quintanilla is Traveling IQ, a travel writer, content creator and travel expert.

Ivan Quintanilla

Cuban born, Miami raised, Dallas and London educated and New York seasoned, I am a professional actor and travel writer living in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.

I believe every step out the front door is an opportunity.  With every trip we learn a little more about a place, a person, a culture… ourselves.

From faraway lands to our neighborhood streets, let’s explore this huge, small world and in the process expand our Traveling IQ.

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My work has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, Out Traveler and National Geographic, among others.  And, of course, I’m the creator (and sole contributor) of TravelingIQ.com covering all areas of leisure and LGBTQ+ travel.

I am an active member of SATW (Society of American Travel Writers), NYTW (New York Travel Writers Association) and IGLTA (the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association). I have been a featured travel expert and crafted destination-focused, on-air segments for media outlets such as Portland’s KPAM and Toronto’s Proud FM. In addition, I have been a guest, host and travel expert on various podcasts and forums.

As an actor I’ve performed in theatres throughout the country and co-starred on TV shows including “Gotham”, “The Blacklist”,” Law & Order,” and “Blue Bloods”, to name a few.

I invite you to join me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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