Terry Gardner

Passionate traveler and environmentalist

Terry is a freelance journalist and playwright whose passions for travel, scuba diving, the environment and history fuel her writing. Her travel articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, American Way, and the dive publication, Alert Diver. Newer outlets include Westways magazine and the Gogo Inflight blog. Terry's favorite places to dive include the Whitsundays (the Great Barrier Reef) in Queensland, Australia, Poor Knights Island in New Zealand, Vava'u, Tonga, Tobago, Hawaii, Belize and Bonaire. Terry has taken a circuitous route into travel journalism having obtained her MFA from UCLA as a playwright several moons ago. Prior to UCLA, Terry was double majored in Theatre and English for a BA from Converse College (an all female college). Four years of study surrounded by girls studying education before they got their “MRS” degree made Terry really appreciate UCLA – just to see men walking around campus in shorts. Prior to journalism, Terry pursued stand up comedy for a few years, so hopefully you’ll find humor in most of what she write.