I am a UK-born, US-based writer with a particular interest in places, art, islands and cultural heritage. My writing has appeared in print in Public Art Review, American Way, Hemispheres, Rhapsody, Oak – The Nordic Journal, The Independent, Honolulu Weekly, Bridal Guide, Saveur, Time Out NY, 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, Architectural Digest, 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. I speak fluent Spanish and some Japanese.

Contact me at karenlgardiner @ gmail.com