Hey there, and welcome to Packs Light! I’m Gabby, an early 20-something with a passion for new travels, new risks, new relationships, and strong cocktails.
Two weeks after I graduated high school, at just 17-years-old, I took my first solo trip and spent two weeks in Iceland. This leap of faith introduced me to the culture of solo female travel, gave me new ideas of who I could be and what I could do in college. Ultimately, it led to a love of travel and adventure I never could have imagined then but now can’t live without.
During college, I traveled at every opportunity which included studying abroad in Dubai for 1 year (thanks to winning $40K in study abroad scholarships), scuba diving underwater museums in Mexico, Mario Kart racing the midnight streets of Tokyo, and the occasional piña colada sipped throughout it all. Having graduated last year I’m still finding my time to travel—both locally and internationally—amidst my 9-5 engineering job. I’m now at 29 countries in total.
Expect inspiration, entertainment, and empowerment in everything she creates. Her mission is to empower other young people to see the world now by changing what they see as “possible” with money, opportunity, and ability. You can travel!
What does “Packs Light” mean?
I chose the blog name Packs Light with a couple of meanings in mind. It’s the lead to a few mantras I give myself to
1. She packs light, mentally and physically—she does bring the baggage of the past into the future and does not place excessive value on material possessions.
Aside from being Team #CarryOnOnly for virtually all of my trips, this reminds me to always look toward opportunities in the future instead of what-ifs of the past.
2. She packs light—she brings with her inspiration, positivity, and empowerment in every aspect of her life, and hopes to spread this light to others.
This the goal of my blog, my message, my life. I want to bring knowledge to people and empower them to do something about it. I always want my blog to have a message of positivity and light.
What is your mission?
My mission is to empower other young people to seek risks, seize opportunities, and see the world (as soon as possible!)
What else could you want? Maybe…
You want to work with me. Well, hey there 😉 Take a load off, kick up your feet, and click over here so I can serenade you with the ways that I can provide value to your brand.
You want to connect more. I don’t blame ya! Well, you can:
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You have a question for me. Of course! Head over to my contact page and let’s see if I can help you.