• Packs Light | Gen Z Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Gabby Beckford is a Gen Z travel and lifestyle entrepreneur who specializes in travel tips, writing, marketing, and seeking opportunities (not necessarily in that order). She took her first solo trip to Iceland at 17-years-old, and never truly came back home!

In college, Gabby won more than $75,000 in scholarships, including $40,000 in study abroad scholarship which allowed her to study for one year in Dubai, UAE at no personal cost, and ultimately to graduate with her Mathematics degree completely debt-free.

In the 1.5 years since she has visited her 29th country, started her business Packs Light L.L.C., spoken at travel conferences, and helped send young adults to countries such as Russia and Azerbaijan completely free by sharing funded travel opportunities she calls 'Packs Light Travel Opps'.

On her road to world domination, Gabby hopes to continue empowering others to seek risk, seize the opportunity, and see the world.

Expect inspirationentertainment, 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.

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