Karthika Gupta

Karthika Gupta

Karthika Gupta is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys writing about brands and products in the outdoor, lifestyle, beauty, and travel space. She also has experience writing about culture, global diversity, and food at the intersection of travel.


Karthika holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Illinois State and a MBA from University of Chicago.

About Travel + Leisure

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Yaktrax Hiking and Walking Traction Cleats
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These Long-lasting Hand Warmers Keep Me Almost Too Warm in Winter — and a Pair Is Less Than $1 at Amazon
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