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5 Companies and Apps to Make Local Travel Easy

5 Companies and Apps to Make Local Travel Easy

In a recent Conversation Starter post, we were discussing the feasibility of getting a real immersive experience and making local friends even when on a short trip. Undoubtedly, this can be a dilemma, especially as the number of vacation days can be small and our expectations great. The answer can be found in one of

Ways of making local friends #ConvoStarter

Ways of making local friends #ConvoStarter

Welcome to our second post of conversations starters! I say “our” because we are really doing this together, you and me, and other travelers or dormant travelers who join our conversation. In the first “Conversation Starter” post, we talked about whether or not making friends while traveling can transform and enhance the way we experience

On the winding road to my Paris wedding

On the winding road to my Paris wedding

So the good news is, all went well with my appointments at the Paris town hall and the US Embassy. That is, everything BUT that the town hall refused to give us a wedding date! Long story short, our town hall has a stipulation that once a dossier is submitted, there is an additional step

Traveling for connection #ConvoStarter

Traveling for connection #ConvoStarter

I created Travel with Kate a couple years ago to provide a place where people could go for positive perspectives on cultures around the world. I want to inspire others to travel (and live their daily lives) in a way that allows them to connect with individuals from different perspectives, walks of life, and countries.

Learning the way of the sea turtle in Maui

Learning the way of the sea turtle in Maui

It was a beautiful morning in Maui. The sun had already peaked up over the mountains to the East and a light, humid breeze rustled through the palm trees. I ate breakfast at the lovely buffet at the Fairmont Kea Lani at 8am. Papaya and strawberries. Toast with smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers. A

Getting Married in Paris. The Process Begins…

Getting Married in Paris. The Process Begins…

I have to be honest. I’ve always struggled with how revealing I should be on my blog about my personal life. I’ve shared incredibly personal things from time to time. And other times I’ve chosen to shy away from sharing my life – sticking to travel-related topics. But right now, huge changes are taking place

The UK’s Jurassic Coast for Beginners #Video

The UK’s Jurassic Coast for Beginners #Video

Along the southern coast of Great Britain in the regions of Dorset and East Devon is the Jurassic Coast. As you can see in the video there are all kinds of fun to be had in this dynamic landscape. In certain areas, you can also go fossil hunting, rock climbing, and horseback riding on the

Exploring the English Countryside #VIDEO

Exploring the English Countryside #VIDEO

Like many, I’ve harbored the dream of experiencing the English countryside for years. In my mind, I held images of rolling green hills dotted with quaint villages and Downton-Abbey-style estates. So on my last trip to London, I decided to get out into the English countryside to finally see it for myself. And you know

The Women’s Travel Fest 2015 #VIDEO

The Women’s Travel Fest 2015 #VIDEO

This month I attended an event in San Francisco that was created entirely to empower and encourage women to travel. The Women’s Travel Fest is open to the public for anyone who wants to learn more about travel, how to plan their next trip, and to meet other courageous women who want to journey the

A Spectacular Hike above Los Angeles #Video

A Spectacular Hike above Los Angeles #Video

Hiking is one of the most spectacular ways locals in Los Angeles enjoy their city on a regular basis. And there are SO MANY options! With Nick Phillips of Hikesyoucando.com, I got to experience one of the many beautiful hikes throughout Los Angeles county and Malibu county. And that is the hike to Sandstone Peak.

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