As a young aspirational traveler, Gabby Beckford initially created Packs Light as a diary to record her travel adventures for herself, family, and close friends. But what started as a passion project eventually turned into a full-time gig, launching Gabby as a Gen Z travel expert and a thriving resource for young travelers.
Gabby never imagined that she would become an entrepreneur, but she never settled for the status quo. Growing up in a military family, Gabby learned early on that travel was a way to learn more about the world. She moved frequently, which helped her become used to adapting to changing environments - she knew how to make friends quickly and switched schools and friend groups with ease. These experiences and her penchant for a more independent lifestyle prepared her to navigate the complex challenges of successfully managing a business as a young woman of color.