I am a U.K-born, U.S-based writer with a particular interest in travel, art, music and sexual politics. My writing has appeared in print in Public Art Review, American Way, Rhapsody, Bitch, Honolulu Weekly, Bridal Guide, LE Miami’s PRINT, (614) Magazine 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, at various points, lived in Japan, Chile, Australia, the Czech Republic and Iceland. I have been based in the U.S since 2007, and am currently located in New York City.

Contact me at karenlgardiner @ gmail.com

Unless otherwise stated, all photographs are my own. Please do not use them without permission.