I am a Scottish writer based in the US who is interested in places, art, islands and cultural heritage. My stories have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, National Geographic Travel, The Washington Post, American Way, Hemispheres, The Guardian, Architectural Digest, Atlas Obscura, The Independent, Honolulu Weekly,  Oak – The 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.

karenlgardiner @ gmail.com