Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Ask Kate: Dealing with Child Beggars

How do you deal with heartbreaking poverty and child beggars?  This week’s letter writer finds out. Hi Kate, I love your blog. I’m an 18 yr old girl just about to embark on my first travel adventure with my sister, who’s 23 to se asia, thailand, cambodia, vietnam, laos. Also India. What are your tips [...]

Is South Africa Safe?

Is South Africa safe?  Especially for women traveling alone? That was a question that I had often wondered, that I continued to ponder while traveling, and that I mused long after returning home. South Africa does not have a good reputation when it comes to safety.  Much of this is overblown, or based on false [...]

A Glorious Day on the Cape Peninsula

Cape Town, as I’ve said time and time again, is one of the world’s most beautiful cities.  But to really appreciate that beauty, you need to go beyond the city limits — out to the Cape Peninsula, which is home to plenty of beautiful attractions. We spent our second full day in Cape Town tooling [...]

On a Skye High in Scotland

The Isle of Skye has long held a place in my imagination.  Off the west coast, it’s been known as one of the most beautiful places in all of Scotland.  It’s home to countless legends.  My cousin, who adores Scotland, even dreams of getting married on Skye! So you can understand that I had high [...]

Ask Kate: I Want to Travel But My Boyfriend Doesn’t

This week’s question is about relationships and how they fit into the context of long-term travel. I thought I might just pop through a question. I’m currently in a relationship and have been for over a year, but my heart is set on long term travel at the end of this year. I am definitely [...]

Postcards from Northern Portugal

One thing I need to be better about is photo editing.  I’ve been so behind that I’ve only just edited these photos from my trip to Porto and the Douro Valley in September! I love northern Portugal.  It’s beautiful, it’s warm year-round, it’s much cheaper than Spain or Italy or France, and because it’s not [...]

How I Saved $13,000 For Travel In Just Seven Months

How was I able to save enough money to travel long-term?  It had very little to do with being a travel blogger.  When I started Adventurous Kate, my goal wasn’t to live off my blog (not that I would have objected to that!) — it was to run one of the world’s top travel blogs. [...]

Ask Kate: Warmest Place in Europe in the Winter

Today’s letter is about Europe — and where to travel for some winter sunshine. Hey Kate, In the next few weeks I’m planning on leaving the UK but I can’t decide where to go first. January is a bit cold and dreary in Europe, I’m aware, but I was wondering if you had any suggestions [...]

The 12 Best Things I Ate in 2012

If you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time, you know that I tend to go a bit crazy when food is around.  I adore food and eating my way through new places is one of my absolute favorite parts of traveling. I ate SO well this year — but what were the [...]

The Dark Side of the Scottish Highlands

When I was in high school, I was in a performance of Brigadoon.  The show — cheesy, but featuring some very beautiful songs — is set in the Scottish Highlands. Brigadoon couldn’t have painted a prettier, happier picture of life in the Highlands — weekly markets filled with cheerful merchants, beautiful fields of heather, proud Scottish [...]