Senior Contributor

Hello, We Are My Rooftop Stories

  My Rooftop Stories is a travel and entertainment blog dedicated to telling stories.

 

We love traveling and the many life experiences it has given us. On My Rooftop Stories, we share interesting travel encounters, tips, and anecdotes about the destinations we visit. We are performing artists, television, and music aficionados.

 

Our goal is to share our love of visual and performing arts and let our passion for travel provide inspiration for your next destination.  

 

Meet Our Founder & Editor

Gina Duncan

Sitting on her rooftop as a child in New York City watching the airplanes take off from LaGuardia Airport, Gina would dream and write about all the journeys she wanted to go on. 

 

She started traveling in college. Since then, she has been sharing her passion for travel by planning and leading teen trips through Europe and the United States. Two years ago she created My Rooftop Stories, a community of writers dedicated to telling their travel stories. Gina has been featured by various media outlets including Global Girl Life and Voyage Atlanta.

 

Still wanting to inspire young people, she invites teen writers to share their perspective on travel, dance, and the television shows they are watching.

 

This year My Rooftop Stories is launching writing training opportunities for

ages 12-19. 

What We Do

My Rooftop Stories is a community of travel and entertainment writers.

 

We share our travel stories, passion for dance, and our perspective on the television shows we are watching here online and on Instagram @myrooftopstories

 

 

          Travel Advice: We provide travel advice and tips on destinations around the world.

 

 

          Student Writers: We mentor high school and college-age students giving them support and feedback             on the story writing process. Visit our Young Writers page to discover how to join us.

 

 

         Promotional Brands: We introduce our followers to our favorite brands. We are authentic in our desire            to share brands that have value to our reader.

Meet TheTeam

Senior Contributor

Gina Duncan

Founder and Editor

A Trip Nickname I Received:  GP 

 

First Travel Memory: Trip to Jamaica

 

Favorite Destinations: Barcelona, Tokyo, and anywhere in Ireland

 

Worst Travel Experience: Falling in a bog and breaking two fingers on my first day of a week-long backpacking trip.

 

Favorite Television Shows: Grey's Anatomy and This Is Us

 

Other Passions: yoga, flamenco, tap, ballet, journaling, video editing, and watching television

 

Bucket List Destinations: Rome, the Isle of Skye, Mumbai, Cantabria, Bali, Lourdes, and Reykjavik

Katy Matello

Senior Contributor

Katy teaches high school students Social Studies, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies. Her training has taken her to Poland as one of ten Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows. 

 

News: Katy and her husband Ryan welcomed a baby girl this year.

 

First Travel Memory

 

Favorite Destinations: Montepulciano, Italy, St. George Island (Florida), and  Alaska

 

Worst Travel Experience:

 

Favorite Television Show: Grey's Anatomy

 

Other Passions: reading, gardening, and playing with her fur babies

 

Bucket List Destinations:

Stokes OShields

Senior Contributor

Stokes is a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. She is the director of The Loft, an art gallery on the Historic Marietta Square.

 

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First Travel Memory:

 

Favorite Destinations: the Cliffs of Moher in Ireleand

 

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Other Passions: film, art, history, and unique cocktails

 

Bucket List Destinations: She has already traveled the world a great deal but is always looking for her next adventure, wherever it may be. 

Emma Toland

Senior Contributor

Emma is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism. Her areas of study included writing, religion, literature, and design. She recently started a new job as a content writer for a top professional services company.

News: Emma is getting married in 2021!

 

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Other Passions: cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with those she holds close to her heart

 

Bucket List Destinations:

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Elon Graves

Student Contributor

Elon is a journalist with dreams of making an impact. She is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations. She enjoys writing about the injustices of society, influences in music, and how culture shapes people.

 

A Fun Fact: Elon is a hip hop dancer and is signed with a talent agency.

 

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Other Passions: ASU Hip Hop Coalition dance member, Next Generation Service Corps

 

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Abbi Stickles

Student Contributor

Abbi is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin where she is a dance major. She loves traveling to experience different cultures, new cuisines, and meet interesting people. 

 

A Fun Fact: Abbi is an avid activist, she champions the underdog and is not afraid of speaking up on her social media.

 

First Travel Memory:

 

Favorite Destinations: Yellow Stone, and Arches National Park, Mount St. Helens, and the Grand Canyon

 

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Other Passions: hiking national parks

 

Bucket List Destinations:

 

Julia Duncan

Student Contributor

Morgan Moore

Student Contributor

Julia is a senior at the University of Georgia with a double major in sports management and advertising. She’s already been to three continents, North America, Europe, and Africa.

A.K.A.: JuJu

 

First Travel Memory:

 

Favorite Destinations: Uganda, London, and Alaska

 

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Other Passions: photography

 

Bucket List Destinations:

Morgan is a freshman at Rhodes College.

A Fun Fact:

 

First Travel Memory:

 

Favorite Destinations: Philadelphia because of its vibrant street art

 

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Other Passions: photography, fashion, and exercise

 

Bucket List Destinations: Italy

Student Guest Writer
Michael Duncan

Michael moved from home to finish his senior year as a trainee for Cincinnati Ballet in Ohio. He will return there for the 2020-21 season.

 

He is a Renaissance man, not only does he dance, he has performed in several plays, been an extra in the “Hunger Games” movies, and won awards in culinary competitions. Michael is also an avid runner and sports aficiando. 

Traveling to Alaska was the highlight of his 9th grade summer. He hopes to hike all the national parks and to visit all 50 U.S, states but first on his list are California, Seattle, the Grand Canyon, Denver, and Niagara Falls.

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