Hi! My name is Gabrielle Varela. I’m a mom, photographer and bartender (in that order) with restless leg syndrome and an art habit. Nice to meet you!
I studied Visual Communications at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. I had been taking my time there punctuating my attendance with long bouts of travel. Savannah is a magical city that has been finally receiving the attention it deserves. I miss it everyday. If you get the chance to visit, I know you will love it as much as I did: “I Heart My City: Savannah”.
In 2008 I was in a traumatic car accident that cut my time there short and rendered me blind in one eye. While this blog is not strictly travel-related, I won’t be writing about that here.
2011 was a chaotic and very blessed year. I was ping-ponging between independent projects I had in Boston and Washington D.C. where I was under contract for National Geographic Traveler.
Currently, I am kicking it in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire as a photographer for Mountain View Publishing.
Anything else? Hmm, favorite food: steak or popcorn, its a tie. Color: green. Movie: The Great Escape. I don’t have a favorite place, just a favorite thing about each place. I devour books.
All photos are taken and copyrighted to me unless noted otherwise.