Bachelorettes on the Run in Portland, Maine

Despite being a native New Englander, it took 30 years for me to make it to Portland, Maine!...more

Viewpoints: Traveling Solo as a Woman of Color with Maya Bhardwaj

I’m happy to announce a new feature on Adventurous Kate — the Viewpoints column! This interview series...more

The Towns of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

One thing I’ve noticed about Guatemala guidebooks and tours is that they tend to label Lake Atitlan as a singular destination. “Spend a few days exploring Antigua before a few days on Lake Atitlan, then move on to Semuc Champey…” By the sound of that, you’d think that Lake Atitlan is tiny, maybe with one town and a public beach or two. Not in the least! ...more

13 Takeaways From a First-Time Tour Guide

If you told me six months ago that I would have run two successful tours by May, I wouldn’t have believed you. How did this all...more

AK Monthly Recap: April 2015

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog lately, but believe me, there’s a reason for it! I’ve just finished running my second tour and I’ve got a lot cooking up for the next few months....more

The Biggest Mistakes New Bloggers Make

Every now and then, a friend of mine starts a blog and asks for feedback. No matter what the blog’s niche is — travel or food or beauty or just a personal blog — I find myself giving the same feedback again and again. I started my first blog in 2002, before the word “blog” was even in the common...more

Should You Use a Diva Cup?

Dear Male Readers of Adventurous Kate: I love you, I appreciate you, you make up one third of my audience, but...more

A Perfect Day in Playa El Tunco, El Salvador

Coming to Central America, I had no idea that one of my favorite places would be a two street town on the coast of El Salvador. But El Tunco was so much more...more

Five Strange and Unusual Benefits of Solo Travel

There are so many incredible benefits to solo travel: you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. You develop incredible confidence. You can change your plans on a whim ....more

AK Monthly Recap: March 2015

Will any month ever top this one? I’m sure that it will happen, eventually, but not for a long time. If I had to live a month over and over again, March 2015...more