CARMEN SOGNONVI: SHORT BIO

Carmen Sognonvi is a luxury family travel content creator at Top Flight Family. Her insights on travel have been featured in Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, NewsNation Now, Buzzfeed, INSIDER, Huffington Post, Inside Edition, Time Out New York, POPSUGAR, and more. Carmen shows how parents can save time, reduce hassle and maximize comfort when traveling with kids. Born and raised mostly in Hong Kong, Carmen also lived in Shanghai and Belgium before making New York her permanent home. Carmen graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two daughters.

CARMEN SOGNONVI: FULL BIO

Carmen Sognonvi is a luxury family travel content creator at Top Flight Family. Her insights on travel have been featured in Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, NewsNation Now, Buzzfeed, INSIDER, Huffington Post, Inside Edition, Time Out New York, POPSUGAR, and more.

A seasoned media professional in both digital and print media, Carmen has written for South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s largest English-language daily. She also spent a number of years in magazine publishing, working at titles including Surface and Town & Country.

In 2004 she founded Racialicious, an award-winning, influential blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Her views were featured regularly in media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, and The New York Times. She visited as a guest lecturer at Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia, among many other colleges and universities across the country. Carmen was an early pioneer in podcasting, launching a companion podcast for the blog in 2005. She has spoken about digital media trends at journalism and media conferences hosted by organizations including The Poynter Institute and BlogHer.

In 2010 she joined her husband’s then-new martial arts school, Urban Martial Arts, as General Manager. In just four years, she tripled the number of students enrolled and expanded the school’s space to double its size. She landed Urban Martial Arts mentions in top business publications including Inc, Entrepreneur, and Fox Business. In 2015, Urban Martial Arts was named one of New York City’s top 50 small businesses by leading radio station 1010 WINS. In 2017, she left Urban Martial Arts to work on Top Flight Family full-time.

Born and raised mostly in Hong Kong, Carmen also lived in Shanghai and Belgium before making New York her permanent home. Carmen graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two daughters.