Karen A Higgs grew up in the South Wales Valleys. At 22 she found herself stranded in Mexico City airport with just a pocket Spanish dictionary for company. Since then she's lived most of her life in Latin America. She sang 60s covers in a psychedelic rock bar in Costa Rica. In Buenos Aires, she impressed her teenage English language students by riding a 500 cc motorbike around town. In 2000, she moved to Uruguay to run communications for an international non-profit. Later as the owner of an award-winning guesthouse in Montevideo's Old City, pleas from grateful guests to share her insider information about the city more widely inspired the popular Guru'Guay website in 2014. Since then she has published "The Guru'Guay Guide to Montevideo" (Jan. 2016, updated Nov. 2018) and its companion "The Guru'Guay Guide to Uruguay: Beaches, Ranches & Wine Country" (Nov. 2017). She is the only Uruguay guidebook author who actually lives in Uruguay and the difference to the other commercial guidebooks is palpable.