Visiting South Africa in the Winter: Worth It or Not?
Winter -- or our summer -- is the perfect time to go on safari!
Don’t Expect Travel To Solve Your Problems
Traveling won't solve your problems -- you need to work on your issues as well.
Hudson, New York: The Coolest Small Town in America
Looking for an easy foodie getaway from NYC? Hudson is one awesome town!
AK Monthly Recap: June 2016
From meeting Titus Andromedon to checking out the coolest small town in America, here's the best of June!
A Day Trip to the North Fork of Long Island
Did you know Long Island has some fabulous wineries? Check it out!
Backpacking Southeast Asia vs. Backpacking Central America
Is one region REALLY better than the other? Perhaps...
I Saw Hamilton and Yes, It Really Is That Great
It's the hottest ticket in the country -- and it's worth every penny.
How to Spend Three Days in Savannah
Savannah is perfect for a weekend visit. Here's how to spend your time there!
AK Monthly Recap: May 2016
Based in New York but visiting Savannah and Long Island, I had a great time this month!
“You’re going to South Africa in the winter? Why?!” This was the reaction of most of my South African friends upon learning of my July travel plans. Truth, I very rarely travel during the low season anywhere; for me, it’s not worth the risk of bad weather. But this time it wasn’t just about me — it was about my friend Beth. She’s a teacher and can’t... [Read more]
Sometimes I worry about the narrative that we travel publishers put out there: “Quit your job, travel the world, and all your problems will be solved.” Almost none of us actually say that — or mean it. But when you add up all the travel memoirs and travel blogs and travel-filled Instagram profiles, that’s the dominant narrative. Travel? Leads to great things. Great things? Reduction... [Read more]
“No matter what, you need to get out of the city at least once a month,” my friends warned me. Of course I’ll get out of the city, I thought to myself. I travel for a living! Then April came and to my great shock, I went a full month without leaving New York. Hell, I didn’t believe it until I looked back over the month and double-checked my photos! It’s so easy to get... [Read more]
June 2016 will forever be known as the month that I saw Hamilton. Really, everything else fades to black and white when measured up against Hamilton. I can’t remember the last time a performance affected me this much! But beyond that, there was a lot of fun in New York and a bit beyond. Another quiet month. Another close-to-home month. But another piece in the puzzle as I try to figure out... [Read more]
This summer, I’ve been planning lots of special day trips and short getaways from Manhattan. One of my biggest priorities? The North Fork of Long Island. Long Island extends eastward from Brooklyn and Queens and eventually forks in two. The South Fork gets most of the hype and vacationers — it’s home to the Hamptons and beautiful beaches. The North Fork, however, is all about WINE.... [Read more]
You’re ready to take the plunge — you want to start backpacking, possibly long-term, in a cheap part of the world. So, where is it going to be? We already know Europe will eat up too much cash! Southeast Asia and Central America are two of the most popular destinations for backpackers. I’ve traveled extensively in both regions and fell in love with both of them. You might think... [Read more]
I made a very impulsive purchase last Friday: one ticket to see Hamilton the very next day. My one-sentence review: “It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen.” Hamilton is the most popular Broadway show in years — possibly even decades. It’s gone beyond Broadway to become a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. RENT premiered 20 years ago and it’s the closest recent show to... [Read more]
Savannah is the perfect destination to explore over a weekend. It’s a small city, you can see most of it on foot, and just walking from place to place is just as entertaining as the sights themselves! Itinerary blog posts are a bit of a pet peeve of mine — it seems that bloggers get them wrong so often. I can’t tell you how many bloggers write New York itineraries telling you to... [Read more]
Summer has arrived in New York City! And not a moment too soon. May was a long stretch of gray mornings and drizzly afternoons, as it often is in the northeast. And so I buckled down and told myself not to lose faith, that the gray would burn off and it would become beautiful again. I finally broke out of the city after spending all of April in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Most significant? A fabulous... [Read more]
A few times a week, I get asked the same question: “How do I travel the world and make money?” “How can I do what you do, Kate?” Or “What do you think the chances are that I could start to make money while on this trip?” My stock answer? “It’s really hard for me to answer that without knowing you, your history, your lifestyle, your skill set, and your... [Read more]