I am a U.K-born, U.S-based writer with a particular interest in places, art and cultural heritage. My writing has appeared in print in Public Art Review, American Way, Rhapsody, Oak – The Nordic Journal, Honolulu Weekly, Bridal Guide, LE Miami’s PRINT, (614) Magazine, Bitch and $pread Magazine, and online at The Guardian, BBC Travel, Condé Nast Traveler, Nat Geo Travel, Sierra Magazine, Atlas Obscura, VICE, Noisey, Jezebel, The Village Voice, The Rumpus, The Hairpin, The Toast, MTV Iggy, Hyperallergic, Paste and more.

I come from a small town in Scotland, went to university in London, and have lived in Japan, Chile, Australia, the Czech Republic and Iceland.

Contact me at karenlgardiner @ gmail.com