Adventurous Kate

I've been traveling the world full-time for 3.5 years and showing women how to travel on their own safely and easily while having a lot of fun!

7 Fantastic Food Experiences in Chicago

As soon as I decided to visit Chicago for a few days, I began planning...more

15 Lessons From Turning My Travel Blog Into A Career

There are a handful of questions that I get asked several times a week when on the road (or even at home). The first, far and away the most popular, is, “What’s your favorite place?” So hard to answer! (Though stay tuned, because an upcoming feature in October will answer that once and for all.) The second is, “How did you get so many followers?” Or some variation on, “How did you start making enough money to do it full-time?” Honestly, I never know how to answer that ....more

A Day Trip to Andorra from Barcelona

The mysterious country Andorra...more

Is it Safe to Travel to Greece Right Now? Absolutely.

After spending time in Greece this summer, I’ve constantly been slammed by questions from travelers with one eye on their vacations and another on Greece’s financial crisis. Is it safe to travel to Greece right now? My short answer: ABSOLUTELY....more

The Secret to Solo Female Travel Confidence: Drink Champagne

The older I get, the more I realize that nobody has a clue what they’re doing. We’re all just winging it, hoping for the best. And that goes for me with my solo travels ....more

Viewpoints: Traveling While Overweight with Pamela MacNaughtan

Pamela MacNaughtan of Savoir Faire Abroad was the first person I met when I started traveling the world long-term: we met on my first day in Bangkok in 2010! Years later, she’s still...more

Milwaukee Rocks! Who Knew?

Here’s an egregious travel oversight of mine: until this June, I had never been to the Midwest before. Not even Chicago! But the spring I was invited to serve as a mentor at Navigate Media Group’s...more

Snorkeling with Sharks in Belize

Splashes erupted from the side of the sailboat. Giant brown sharks thrashed out of the water, surrounded by silvery tuna, each of them vying for the fish bits thrown on the surface of our daredevil crew. Sharks ....more

Caye Caulker: A Good Place to Go Slow

Just off the coast of Belize lies...more

The UNESCO Hunt: 92-101

Back in November, I achieved my long-held goal of visiting more than 100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I was thrilled to reach this milestone....more