About The Curly Gates

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Hi, I’m Natalie Gates – aka The Curly Gates. Curly because of the hair on my head and my loopy way of seeing the world. Gates because of my last name and my hope that this site will take you somewhere – or inspire you to go somewhere new (literally or figuratively). I don’t have many answers, but I do have a lot of questions which, sometimes, are just at useful. My goal is to inspire hunger – for food, travel, movement, and beyond.

Originally from Squamish, BC, I currently live on Vancouver Island and impulsively buy plane tickets at every chance I get. I’m a political science/journalism graduate, a remote PR Agent for the fantastic Proper Propaganda (a boutique PR agency that specializes in tech and startups), and a freelance journalist and copywriter