Katherine Gallagher

Katherine was born in the California wine-growing region of Napa Valley. She found an early appreciation for nature and the outdoors, traveling to places such as Thailand and India for environmental volunteer work after graduating from college.

After moving to Oahu in 2013, Katherine fell in love with the island's lush tropical rain forests, pristine beaches and accessibility to travel destinations like New Zealand, Japan and the outer islands of Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Big Island. Her experience working in the bustling Honolulu area of Waikiki helped her get to know Hawaii inside and out. As a travel writer, she enjoys sharing her knowledge of the islands so that visitors can gain appreciation for the culture and atmosphere of this unique state.

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Katherine currently works as an Oahu contributor for locally-distributed print publication, Wasabi Magazine. Additionally, she has contributed to travel sites like Far & Wide, Fodor's, BinduTrips and TripExpert.

In addition to travel, Katherine enjoys writing on a wide range of topics from environmental awareness to food to global education. She has written for Borgen Magazine, a humanitarian non-profit focusing on global poverty, specializing in women's rights and education in developing countries. She is also a regular contributor for Inhabitat, a website dedicated to sustainability and eco-conscious living. 


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

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