A Taste of Alsace in Strasbourg and Colmar
Looking for a new destination in France, I ventured to Alsace: France's most German region.
AK Monthly Recap: September 2016
From New York to Scotland to Wales to Slovakia to Poland, it was a crazy travel month!
My Hopes for the Future of Travel
What can we hope for the future of travel? I have a lot of things I'd like to see.
Traveling in Colombia: The Best Moments
Colombia is beautiful, colorful, and full of wonderful people. Here are the best things to do!
AK Monthly Recap: August 2016
Here's the first look at my trip to Colombia, along with the other ways I spent this month in New York.
Adventurous Kate’s Offbeat Guide to Cape Town
This in-depth guide will inspire you to travel to Cape Town!
If there’s any country that I visit often but need to explore in more depth, it’s France. Again and again I overlook other regions in France in favor of spending all my time in Paris, a city I find difficult to resist. But recently I had an opportunity to see a bit more. There were a few days in between the end of The Video Summit in Leipzig, Germany, and my scheduled arrival in Paris. It... [Read more]
The question I get more often than any other is, “So what’s your favorite place?” Truth? I understand why people ask me this question, but I hate this question. Most other travel bloggers hate it, too. It’s not just that we get asked it constantly, it’s that it’s impossible to boil down years of travel and hundreds of destinations into just one place and to cap... [Read more]
Caution and Payoff My guard is up as I land in Cartagena. Not only is this my first time in Colombia, it’s my first time in South America since 2008. And that trip was just to Buenos Aires, which one could argue is Europe’s most southwesternmost point. This trip is different, even for a seasoned solo female traveler like me. I don’t know how safe it’s going to be on the ground, and I need... [Read more]
On one day this month, I woke up on a vineyard in rural southwest Wales and went to sleep at dawn in an offbeat city in eastern Slovakia. I think it’s fair to say this will never happen again! This month was so much more hectic than I expected it to be. I planned out a 50/50 month: 15 days at home, 15 days traveling. And while the beginning of the month was mostly calm, I once again bit... [Read more]
The following branded content post is brought to you by the World Travel and Tourism Council. I’m a big fan of their sustainable tourism mission and I’m always happy to join them in sharing how we can travel more responsibly. What is next in travel? Talk to anyone about the future and they’ll talk about technology. Are we going to see virtual reality, even online payment at street food carts... [Read more]
When I decided to take a 2.5-week solo trip to Colombia, I wanted to pack in as much variety as possible. Cities and rural areas, destinations for both locals and international travelers. And I wanted to do it on a budget — not a shoestring, but enough of a budget to save money while still staying in private rooms, going on tours, and taking occasional flights to save hours of travel. My first... [Read more]
It was the month of Colombia! I spent 19 days exploring my 64th country and getting back into the groove of long-term solo travel after several trips with friends and short solo excursions. Between Colombia and some good times at home, here are the best and worst moments of August 2016. Destinations Visited New York, NY Cartagena, Medellín, Guatapé, Salento, Valle del Cocora, Bogotá, and Zipaquirá,... [Read more]
Cape Town is one of the most visually spectacular and culturally unique cities I have ever visited. It’s the cornerstone of a South Africa trip and a city you’ll be raving about afterwards to everyone you meet. Even so, it can take a bit of a learning curve to really get into Cape Town. Its charms beyond its natural beauty aren’t as obvious, and it isn’t as easy to navigate... [Read more]
“How do you choose where to travel next?” It surprises me whenever I hear it, but this is one of the most popular questions I get. And as much as I think I just pick a destination and go, it’s actually a more complicated process. Why not write a whole post about it? (And I’m not the only one! This week, the Traveling Canucks wrote a post on the very same topic. Do check their... [Read more]
I wrote the first draft of this post on my flight from JFK to Cartagena, and I’m embarrassed to say that I almost didn’t get on the plane. As the departure date of my Colombia trip loomed, knots grew in my stomach. Was I only traveling because I thought I should be traveling? Did I want to be away from my friends and family in New York for 19 days when I had so many more travels coming up this... [Read more]