Teri Johnson is a travel and lifestyle expert, producer and the host of Travelista Teri, an online video channel with a focus on travel, culture, and lifestyle. Known for her spontaneity, jovial personality and her ability to present travel and lifestyle advice and experiences to all demographics, she is recognized as a global travel expert.
Her passion for adventure, storytelling and her multi-lingual talents has taken her to 67 countries where she has produced over 200 videos for tourism boards, automobile companies, hotels chains, etc. Teri has appeared in national advertisements, web series, and online campaigns with Waldorf Astoria, Toyota, Samsung Galaxy, Corning Gorilla Glass, Ford, Waldorf Astoria, and Choice International Hotels. She is also the host of her own 12 part series for the Travel Channel entitled “Fall in the Finger Lakes w/ Teri Johnson.”
Teri has been a guest on CNBC’s “On the Money”, NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” Travel Channel’s “Stuff Rich People Like,” Huff Post Live, etc.
In addition to being Travelista Teri, she is also a fragrance designer, a passion that developed as a result of her world travels and desire to capture the essences of special places. In 2015, Teri launched a luxury home fragrance brand called the Harlem Candle Company, which is the manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem where she currently resides. The Harlem Candle Company specializes in scented candles inspired by the cultural luminaries, jazz legends and the Harlem Renaissance.
Teri earned a Masters in Business Administration from Florida A&M University and a certificate of achievement from the Universitè de Paris-Sorbonne. She also studied Italian wine at Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy and has studied at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), the New York Film Academy and Columbia University in New York City.
Teri is proficient in French and Spanish, speaks limited Italian and can toast in twenty languages.
When she is not traveling, the Texas native resides in New York City.
In her spare time, she volunteers with two non-for profit organizations focused on Haiti and has traveled there twice since the 2009 earthquake to help document the rebuilding efforts and help assess the needs of the country.
For brand ambassador opportunities, interviews, television appearances, and hosted press events please contact her here.