Hometown: San Diego, CA
Travel Specialty: Dance
Dancer, bikini model and food-service professional Gaby Barragán wants to give viewers a taste of global dance styles.
What excites you the most about travel?
What excites me the most about travel is the possibility for endless experiences. I love the sights and sounds of a new city or country I visit. Hearing a different language is soothing, like beautiful music to my ears. I enjoy watching people in their natural habitats and learning about lifestyles different than mine. I love discovering a new way of life, new music and new food. I get most excited learning a new dance style in a local club or trying an outdoor sport I’ve never tried.
What do you like the least about travel?
Packing and unpacking. I don’t like it because I always overpack! Too many outfits, too many options and heavy luggage.
What was your favorite travel adventure?
My favorite travel adventure was crashing a bachelor party on a 2-story houseboat that sailed around the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama. We danced, snorkeled and jumped off the boat with other backpackers and travelers!
What do you like to do for fun?
For fun, I enjoy going out to dance! I really enjoy discovering new restaurants and dining out. I take dance classes frequently, and I also enjoy watching documentaries and travel shows.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Binge-watching No Reservations, The Layover and Locked Up Abroad on Netflix!
Why do you want to be the next Travel Channel Star?
To be able to see the world and inspire others to overcome hardship and to never give up on their dreams! My dream is to travel the world.