Gabrielle Bardell


Aw, you want to get to know me! I’ll have you know I’m excited to learn about you too (really). I think we can skip the formal introductions and cut to the chase. Here, I’ll start:

I’m Gabrielle, enthusiast of all good things in this lovely world we get to call home. Like all other travel writers, I obviously have a passion for travel and an unending sense of wanderlust, but I’m sure you could have guessed that. What you probably wouldn’t have guessed (unless you’re really good at that game) is that I’m passionate about SO MANY THINGS. I am a lover of people, places, cultures, good food, coffee, astronomy, birds singing in the morning, and all the other simple wonderful things that we have the pleasure of experiencing every day. And when I write, I feel like the energy of the infinite cosmos seeps through my fingertips and is transcribed into words. It’s empowering and rewarding, and that’s why I’ve combined the things that I love into a career.

A Brief History of Time

Let’s rewind a bit. I was born and raised in Michigan, but always knew that I belonged somewhere else. In January of 2013 I found myself en route to sweet Hawaiʻi nei, and it has been my home ever since. I wrapped up college here and graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi - West Oahu with an undergraduate degree in business administration - hospitality and tourism. I also spent five years working at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, which is every bit as magical as you might imagine. With years of experience in hospitality and a profound love for the industry, I am quite equipped to traverse the waters of travel copywriting.

A Few of My Favorite Things

The thing I love most about life is getting to do the things that I love. With family scattered about the country, I spend as much time as I can with them in Michigan, Georgia, Hawaiʻi, or anywhere in between. When I’m home, surfing is the thing I love to do most (other than writing, of course!). There is nothing better in the whole entire world than sitting on my board, floating atop glassy water, and catching rolling waves as the sun makes its way past the horizon. Oh and not to brag but I SAW THE GREEN FLASH! It is a real thing ya’ll, and I saw it, and my life is now complete. And call me a homebody (I’ll take it as a compliment) but I also love being at home, cooking, baking delicious treats, crocheting, and making jewelry. It just feels good to get creative energy flowing in any way that I can.

Okay okay, enough about me. Tell me about your business and how you’d like to reach people. Scroll to the bottom and click. that. thanggg. (or, uh.. the “contact me” button)


So now that we've gotten to know each other…