Monday, November 24th, 2014

Celebrating the Royal Wedding in Chester

While I’m no fan of the British Royal Family in general — and these days, really, who is? — I have always loved Prince William and Prince Hot Ginge Prince Harry. So when I found out I’d be in England for the Royal Wedding, I knew I had to celebrate in style! There were two [...]

The Irresistible Food of Haramara Retreat

Spending a week at Haramara Retreat in Sayulita with Nourish Retreats was fantastic. As you read before, the resort is fantastic and unlike anywhere I’ve ever stayed before. But the food was on another level. I’m not exaggerating when I say this — after traveling through France, Italy, Thailand and Vietnam, some of the best [...]

The Things I Did WRONG in Southeast Asia

Well, yesterday, you heard about the things I did RIGHT in Southeast Asia.  And whether or not you enjoyed that list, be serious…you couldn’t wait to hear about the stuff I did WRONG. Grab the popcorn. Here we go — the things I did WRONG in Southeast Asia! I didn’t take my passport when the [...]

The Things I Did RIGHT in Southeast Asia

Now that it’s been a few months since I’ve left Asia, I’ve been able to take a step back and view my travels with a more objective eye. Though I had some setbacks, I did well on this trip. Here are the things I did RIGHT during my six months in Southeast Asia: I was [...]

Adventurous Kate Eats 10 Chili Peppers In a Row

There’s not a lot to do in Pakse, Laos. It may be the largest city in the region — but we’re talking about one of Asia’s least developed countries.  While it’s a great jumping-off point for exploring the Bolaven Plateau by motorbike, the city itself isn’t that exciting. Sometimes, you need to make your own [...]

A Morning in La Penita, Mexico

During my week in Sayulita, Mexico, with Nourish Retreats, we ended up planning a trip to La Penita. La Penita is a small town, about 30 minutes from Sayulita, and famous for its market. And we did see some strange things in that market… Like dyed chicks. And amusingly titled DVDs. My favorite: The Tooth [...]

Liverpool: It’s So Much Nicer Than You Think!

Years ago, I read a short essay written by an American expat living in Liverpool. She wrote about the smoke stacks, the cold, the poverty, the desperation of a city that made you want to do nothing more than curl up with a book.  Forever. That essay was the only piece of literature that I [...]

Cool Travel Business Cards: Well Worth the Purchase!

I recently ordered new business cards from MOO, and I am completely in love.  I can’t wait to break out these travel business cards at conferences. If you’re a travel blogger, a photographer, or just someone who enjoys traveling and/or has taken a few cool photos, you need to get these cards. Having your own [...]

Chester: The Beauty of Northwest England

I had no idea that northwest England was home to so much beauty. The beautiful gardens of Eaton Hall, the modern skyline of Liverpool — but most of all, the city of Chester, filled with black and white Tudor buildings, ancient Roman ruins, and surrounded by city walls. (You didn’t really think I was done [...]

Why Retreats are Great for First-Time Solo Female Travelers

Months ago, I wrote a post on great trips for first-time solo female travelers. I highlighted three kinds of trips: outdoor group adventures, city breaks, and organized trips where you learn a skill — like surfing. Then I found myself enjoying Sayulita, Mexico, on a fitness retreat with Nourish Retreats. It was exactly the kind [...]