Katherine Gallagher

Katherine Gallagher

  • Katherine has been writing about Hawaii and California for Tripsavvy since 2018. Originally from Northern California, she moved to Honolulu in 2013 and spent seven years living, working, and traveling throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
  • She is certified in sustainable tourism by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and has 10 years of experience in the hospitality and food industries.
  • Katherine also covers environmental sustainability and wildlife for Tripsavvy's sister site, Treehugger.


As a travel writer, Katherine enjoys sharing her research and knowledge so that visitors can gain appreciation for the culture and atmosphere of unique destinations. She has contributed to travel sites like Fodor's and Far & Wide as well as print publications like Wanderlust UK and Wasabi Magazine.

In addition to travel, Katherine has experience writing about food, the environment, and wildlife conservation. Before beginning work as a contributing writer at Tripsavvy, she completed an internship at Borgen Magazine, a humanitarian non-profit focusing on global poverty. Currently, she also writes for Inhabitat, an online publication dedicated to eco-conscious living.

Visit Katherine's online portfolio for contact information and to see more work.


Katherine received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Chapman University, where she was also a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.

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