About the Host & Creator


Profile Picture

Well hello again, I’m Gabriela…


I’ve carried travel in my blood since I was a baby. Seriously! My mom actually almost gave birth me on a plane (and too bad she didn’t cause that would have made an awesome story).

Growing up in the U.S., but being born in Chile and having family spread out all over, gave me an amazing opportunity to travel since the age of 6, when I actually took my first flight all by myself. In college, I worked hard to get good grades and scholarships that would fund my travelling abroad and allow me to venture off backpacking on my own! It was an experience that changed my life.

I quickly realized that my favorite part was not the landmarks, nor the museums, or even the local food… It was the people!  It was my interactions with them and the stories they had to tell. Learning from them lit up my world.

It was when I happened to find myself at Las Fallas festival in Spain that it hit me: Celebrations were an epicenter for cultural understanding!! People’s histories were intrinsically woven in. They had political and social ramifications, they had enlightening moral messages, and they were fun. THEY HAD A STORY TO TELL!

Upon this realization, I grew an obsession with telling these stories, with sharing my experiences… So I made a decision. I bought a camera, learned to edit, made friends kind enough to help me along the way, and just like that my baby was born.

I named her, Celebration Chronicles.

About the Host & Creator


Profile Picture

Well hello again, I’m Gabriela…

I’ve carried travel in my blood since I was a baby. Seriously! My mom actually almost gave birth me on a plane (and too bad she didn’t cause that would have made an awesome story).

Growing up in the U.S., but being born in Chile and having family spread out all over, gave me an amazing opportunity to travel since the age of 6, when I actually took my first flight all by myself. In college, I worked hard to get good grades and scholarships that would fund my travelling abroad and allow me to venture off backpacking on my own! It was an experience that changed my life.

I quickly realized that my favorite part was not the landmarks, nor the museums, or even the local food… It was the people!  It was my interactions with them and the stories they had to tell. Learning from them lit up my world.

It was when I happened to find myself at Las Fallas festival in Spain that it hit me: Celebrations were an epicenter for cultural understanding!! People’s histories were intrinsically woven in. They had political and social ramifications, they had enlightening moral messages, and they were fun. THEY HAD A STORY TO TELL!

Upon this realization, I grew an obsession with telling these stories, with sharing my experiences… So I made a decision. I bought a camera, learned to edit, made friends kind enough to help me along the way, and just like that my baby was born.

I named her, Celebration Chronicles.