Thinkers360
Interested in getting your own thought leader profile? Get Started Today.

Gabby Beckford

Founder & Digital Storyteller at Packs Light

San Antonio, Texas, United States

10024 Followers

I'm Gabby Beckford, a travel content creator, Gen Z marketing consultant, and Opportunity Expert at Packs Light ???????? I've been to 45+ countries and am a full-time digital nomad in 2021. For my expertise, I've been featured in publications like Good Morning America, CNNTravel, National Geographic, Travel+Leisure, Lonely Planet, ShondaLand, and more.

In 2021 I've won Lonely Planet's Best in Travel: Emerging Voice Award, Wanderful’s Bessie Awards: Trailblazer Award, Traverse’s 12-Month Achievement Award, and was a finalist for Newsweek’s Future of Travel awards.

I've helped send young women—for free!—to countries such as Azerbaijan, Egypt, Italy, Costa Rica, and more with my Paid Travel Opportunities (PTO) Dashboard. You can find me on all social media as @packslight, most notably my TikTok (225K followers) and Instagram (verified, 40.1K)

I am a founding member of the Black Travel Alliance (501.3c) in 2020, and an activemember of the American Influencer Council in 2021.

Gabby Beckford Points
Academic 0
Author 0
Influencer 201
Speaker 10
Entrepreneur 20
Total 231

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Individual

Areas of Expertise

Marketing 31.10
Entrepreneurship 32.88
Social 32.94

Industry Experience

Publications

1 Founder
PacksLight.com
PacksLight.com
June 01, 2013
Packs Light is a solo female travel & lifestyle blog featuring travel tips, study abroad resources, travel grants and scholarship tips for all ages, and photography from around the world.

It's owner Gabby is a TED speaker, budding author, Gen Z marketing strategist, opportunity expert and most adamantly a world adventurer, having recently reached her 30th country.

Her blogging experience covering many areas including writing, social media marketing, graphic design, photo editing, video production & editing, and the daily (hourly, really) content creation

• Creates engaging content to promote tourism
• Provides consulting for travel companies, tourism boards, and travel products around the world
• Has shared tens of thousands of dollars in funded travel grant opportunities and coached her clients in finding relevant opportunities and submitting competitive applications. Thus far she has successfully sent them on cultural exchanges to countries such as Azerbaijan and Russia, completely free.

See publication

Tags: Social, Entrepreneurship

1 Keynote
Why More People Should Practice Delusional Confidence | Gabby Beckford | TEDxMountPenn
YouTube
April 22, 2020
Gabby Beckford is a young travel entrepreneur and opportunity expert. She had her first solo trip to Iceland at the age of 17 and since then has traveled to more than 29 countries. Through traveling, she found her passion to help others seek risks, seize opportunities, and see the world. Gabby Beckford is a young travel entrepreneur and opportunity expert. She had her first solo trip to Iceland at the age of 17 and since then has traveled to more than 29 countries. Through traveling, she found her passion to help others seek risks, seize opportunities, and see the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

See publication

Tags: Marketing, Entrepreneurship

1 Media Interview
Keeping a Travel Blog Afloat During a Global Pandemic
Apple Podcasts
July 26, 2021
After quitting her engineering job and taking her travel blog full-time only two weeks before the pandemic shut down travel, blogger Gabby Beckford wasn’t about to give up on her dream. Visit https://convertkit.com/gabby-beckford for show notes and more information.

See publication

Tags: Social, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Blog

Opportunities

Contact Gabby Beckford

Book a Meeting

Media Kit

Share Profile

Contact Info

  Profile

Gabby Beckford