Biography

Gary Chandler has lived, traveled, and worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for the last decade, co-authoring more than a dozen guidebooks to the region for Fodor's, Lonely Planet, and Moon Handbooks. Gary was born in Detroit, raised in a California ski town, and earned his bachelor's in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkley and a master's in journalism at Columbia University in New York City. His assignments have taken him from the rainforest of Honduras' Mosquito Coast to the urban jungle of Santo Domingo, from climbing the craggy volcanoes of El Salvador to diving the azure waters and eerie caverns of the Yucatán Peninsula. Gary also has worked as a newspaper and radio reporter, and is married to fellow travel writer (and The Away Network destination expert) Liza Prado. They live in Oakland, CA.


Gary Chandler's Articles

Away Article, May 2012
The Caribbean's Top Ten Hidden Beaches
Beach-travel expert Gary Chandler shares his favorite secluded Caribbean beaches.
Away Article, May 2012
Top Ten Places to Snorkel
Away.com Beach Experts Gary Chandler and Liza Prado share their favorite snorkel spots in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.
Away Article, November 2010
Top Ten Things to do at a Ski Resort (Besides Ski)
Ski vacations are an outing that powder freaks look forward to all year. But what if you have a travel companion who's not into swishing down the mountain? Problem solved with our ten favorite other things to do at a ski resort.
Away Article, November 2008
Top Ten Caribbean Festivals
Colorful, crazy, and Caribbean—that about sums up these ten island festivals, where you'll want to get on your feet and party like a local.
Away Article, March 2008
Top Ten Alternative Spring Break Destinations
Beach Travel Expert Gary Chandler picks the hottest spring break spots and then offers alternative suggestions for travelers in search of something a bit off the beaten path.
Away Article, March 2008
Bodies in Motion
What do you do when your beach vacation has a bit too much, well, beach time? Get active—and make returning to that beach towel all the more rewarding.
Away Article, January 2007
Top Ten Colonial Cities in Mexico
Away Article, October 2006
The Best Maya Ruins You've Never Heard Of
Gorp Article, April 2002
The Splendor of Angkor's Empire
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