I am a Scottish writer with a particular interest in places, art, islands and cultural heritage. My stories have appeared in Cond̩ Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, Public Art Review, National Geographic Travel, American Way, Hemispheres, Rhapsody, Saveur, Time Out NY, The Guardian, Sierra Magazine, Architectural Digest, Atlas Obscura, VICE, Noisey, Jezebel, The Village Voice, MTV Iggy, Hyperallergic, The Independent, Honolulu Weekly, Bridal Guide, Oak РThe Nordic Journal 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, Iceland and all over the United States. I speak fluent Spanish and some Japanese.

Contact me at karenlgardiner @ gmail.com