Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Win a Free Trip to Hawaii from Solomate Travel!

Image: thombo2 I’ve said it time and time again: If you’re curious about solo travel but intimidated about traveling by yourself, join a group trip! Group trips are a great, easy way to travel solo for the first time.  Just like I wrote after my retreat in Mexico, group trips are perfect because you don’t have [...]

Bizarre Photos: UK Edition

While traveling through the UK, I couldn’t resist taking photos of some of the strange things I came across. Here are some of my favorites: …he has an album?  (in Shepherds Bush, London) A vending machine that sells nothing but Red Bull — I think I’m in love!  (in Liverpool) At 15 feet tall, these [...]

My Next Travels: Fall in Europe!

By now, I’ve been home for two and a half months.  I realize that I’ve been blogging nonlinearly, and I apologize if it’s been confusing!  While traveling Asia, I was approximately a month behind in blogging, and I don’t want to get that far behind again. So here is a review of what I’ve been [...]

Camden: London’s Most Colorful Neighborhood

Despite my many trips to London, I had never been to the neighborhood of Camden before.  It was always high on my list, based on the following factors: 1) It was cool (so I had heard).  And 2) Amy Winehouse lived there (RIP). That was enough for me! After arriving in Camden, I was struck [...]

My Next Adventure: Race to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas!

Image: SACVB/Nancy H. Belcher My upcoming trip to San Antonio is going to be INSANE.  And there are prizes to be had, so I encourage you to read through to the end of this post. I am happy to announce that the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau has invited me to participate in the Race to the [...]

Harry Potter Travel in London: Platform 9 3/4

I don’t really geek out over anything, but Harry Potter…if there’s anything over which to geek out, it’s Harry! So when Chris asked me if I had anything I wanted to see in London, from museums to beautiful parks to famous London hotels, I somewhat sheepishly asked, “Can we go to King’s Cross station and [...]

Post-Touristic London

I love getting to the point in a city when I don’t feel the need to be a tourist anymore. After more than two weeks in beautiful northwest England with Dave, we bade each other yet another “See you soon” (spoiler alert: six weeks later, he flew to Boston!), and I headed down to London. [...]

Congrats, York. You Got Me to Go to Church.

Getting a lapsed Catholic to voluntarily go to church is quite a feat.  So I would like to commend the city of York on getting not one but two twenty-somethings who grew up going to Mass every week but now can’t be bothered, ever, to voluntarily attend a religious service. The things you do for [...]

Discovering Lovely York, England

  Yes, northern England has quite a bit to offer — a fact that I realized again and again during my three weeks in the UK.  And if you’re looking for a small, beautiful city with sights to see and a fascinating history, then head to York! York is a perfectly pleasant place to visit [...]

Adventurous Kate’s Advice for Recent College Graduates

I celebrated my five-year anniversary of graduating Fairfield University this past May.  Those five years have varied quite a bit, but ultimately average out to being pretty fantastic. When I graduated, I got advice…but you know what?  There’s not a lot of good advice out there for recent college graduates.  Most of the advice I [...]