Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Best Of The Blog

New to the site?  Looking for the best stories?  Look no further!

Here is a collection of the best, craziest, most inspiring, most useful and most beautiful posts on the site.  I hope you enjoy them.

Crazy Viking Kate

Craziest Adventures

Top 3: 

Adventurous Kate Gets Shipwrecked in Indonesia

Adventurous Kate Gets Naked in Public

Adventurous Kate Goes to a Bangkok Ping Pong Show

More great stories:

Hitting on Jon Stewart in New York City

My Night with Vanilla Ice

Eating Insects in Bangkok

My Life as a German Movie Star

A Night with a Thai Mafia Don

How NOT to Go Skinny-Dipping

A Night on a Thai Party Train

How I Almost Got Banned From Vietnam

Drinking Snake Blood in Vietnam

Learning to Drive Like a Vietnamese Madwoman

The Cambodian Merry-Go-Round of Death

My First Indonesian White Party

Songkran in Bangkok: The Greatest Festival on Earth

Adventurous Kate Eats 10 Chili Peppers In a Row

Attack of the Naked Man

Up Helly Aa in Shetland — Possibly My Best Adventure Yet! and also Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Adventurous Kate Crashes a Wedding

Snorkeling Silfra: The Coldest, Bluest Waters of Iceland

Iceland’s Phallological Museum: For Peen Lovers Only

Busabout Croatia Sail: THE. MOST. FUN. EVER.

The Blue Train: Crossing South Africa in Luxury

Kate in Senggigi

Most Inspiring Posts

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

The Reality of Being a Professional Travel Blogger

Dear Ladies: This Can Be Your Life, Too.

Yes, You WILL Travel This Year. Here’s How.

Kate Gets Painted

Solo Female Travel

The Truth About Solo Female Travel and Safety

Great Trips for First-Time Solo Female Travelers

Should Solo Women Travelers Pretend to be Married?

“Why You No Have Boyfriend?”

Why Iceland is Perfect for First-Time Solo Female Travelers

How to Meet People When Traveling Alone and How to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

Never Compromise Your Travel Ideals

Why is lodging in Pai so hard to find?

Travel Advice

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How to Handle Money While Traveling

How to Get a Phone Plan While Traveling

How to Deal with Child Beggars

When Your Family Won’t Support Your Travels

When You Want to Travel and Your Partner Doesn’t

How To Survive Your First Week on the Road

When Your Credit Cards Are Stolen While Traveling

Packing List for Seven Months in Asia

Tips for Traveling with Curly Hair

Phnom Penh Sunset

Deep, Controversial, Memorable, Thought-Provoking Posts

Top 3:

Confronting My Ghost Life in New York

Young Thai Women and the Western Men Who Love Them

Breaking Up, Moving On, and Leaving Chester

More great stories:

Never Compromise Your Travel Ideals

I’ve Officially Become a Hippie.

Coming to Terms with the Vietnam War

I Watched Him Shopgirl His Girlfriend

I’ve Found The Secret To Happiness

Would You Name Your Kid After a Subway Station?

Chiang Mai is Not for Everyone.

My Problem With Bucket Lists

28 Things I’ve Learned About Life, Love, and Happiness

When You Get a Sign, LISTEN.

The Dark Side of the Scottish Highlands


Most Beautiful Photo Essays

Koh Lanta Sunsets

My Personal Paradise: Thailand’s Andaman Coast

The Unfathomable Beauty of the Faroe Islands

Paradise in the Plitivice Lakes

Meet Pučišća: The Most Beautiful Village in Croatia

Scenes from Rainy Edinburgh: The Water of Leith

My Best Photos of 2012

Postcards from Northern Portugal

A Glorious Day on the Cape Peninsula

Koh Lanta Beach

Lesser-Known Destinations That I Love

Koh Lanta is PARADISE.

Off the Beaten Path in Laos: The Bolaven Plateau

Kampot: I Want To Bottle This Town And Drink It.

Innsbruck, I’ve Fallen For You

Why Go to Liechtenstein?

Bologna, Italy: the Sexy, the Delicious, the Untouristed.

Shetland: The Strangest Place I’ve Ever Been

Évora: The Unexpected Beauty of Portugal

Girona: My New Favorite City in Spain

Istria: The Best Kept Secret in Croatia

Montenegro: The Most Beautiful Country in Europe