About Me


profile pic1At 19 I took my first solo backpacking trip through Southeast Asia. After that incredible four months, I knew that the wanderlust bug had taken root, but I didn’t quite have the courage to pack up everything. At age 22, I decided I wasn’t quite ready to enter the life of cubicles and computers and so I packed my backpack, left my cute little apartment and closet full of clothes, and have not looked back since. My travels led me to accept a teaching position in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This has helped me realize that there are opportunities everywhere if you are willing to accept them.   I am constantly brainstorming, dreaming, and researching new ways to get out into the world and experience more of life.  Travel is my greatest passion & my bucket list is long and ever-growing.



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  1. Thanks for the “like,” and thanks for the opportunity to travel vicariously through your blog. My wife & I got back from Thailand a few months ago, and we’re trying to figure out where to go next…. We’re thinking somewhere in this hemisphere, but who knows?! I look forward to following you….. JEFF


  2. Thanks for stopping by Jules Told Me, greatly appreciated. Glad to see you love Laos as much as I do! I’m going to be posting more about Southeast Asia in the months to come, so hope to see you again, and good luck with your blog too!


  3. Thanks for liking my post on Ayutthaya. I’m now in Chiang Mai for a few months but it looks like you are just leaving?! I’ll enjoy reading through your posts to get some good ideas for while I’m here!


  4. You sound like a tremendous, well balanced person. Creds to you! I grew up in SE Asia so this 2-month trip was a coming home. I hope you check back periodically as I try to write more about our trip.


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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog Kate! Wow! I am just now starting my study abroad and solo travel journey, so your story is super inspirational to me. I am about to start a blog about my study abroad adventures. I hope we can be blogging buddies!

    Keep exploring forever,


  6. Bravo on following your passion. Your tagline is perfect. You have so much to explore and such adventures ahead of you.
    Thank you for liking “Nature Wins.”


  7. Fantastic blog Kate and thanks for the follow! I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures. These days I’ve given in (if only slightly) to the office cubicle idea…but you’re totally right – there are opportunities for us wherever we’re willing to go for them 🙂 Happy travels…


  8. Hey Kate ! Love your blog, just curious to land your teaching jobs that you’ve had before did you need a degree or can you get by without one ?


  9. Thanks Kate for liking my blog, Shamana in the making! 🙂 I also enjoy reading your blog (I think I’ll put it in my blogroll) since it reminds me of my travels abroad (I particularly liked Thailand and Vietnam 😉 Hope you stop by again and thanks for the like!


  10. Hey Kate,
    This is Kamrul, a Bangladeshi based documentarian and photographer. I like your blog and your passion about travelling around. I myself love to travel. I am coming to Thailand this January for a documentary making workshop and would love to visit chiang mai to see Documentary Arts Asia. Will you be around that time? Do you suggest me anything interesting to visit/learn in Chiang Mai?


    1. I am actually currently living in Korea, not Chiang Mai! But yes- Documentary Arts Asia is awesome and I wrote a blog post on it and other fun things to do in Chiang Mai if you want to check it out. Have fun!


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