Category Archives: Local Travel

5 Local Travel Tools Make Local Travel Easy

5 Local Travel Tools 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. I think the solution can be found with…

Kate’s Travel Rating System

Kate’s Travel Rating System

I always explore my destinations far beyond the touristy parts of town and often through the eyes of native friends who can show me around. I am a local traveler. And just as there are all kinds of locals, there are all kinds of local travel experiences to be had. It just depends on which…

A Top Seafood Restaurant Inside #London’s Borough Market

A Top Seafood Restaurant Inside #London’s Borough Market

London is an exciting foodie destination where cuisines from all over the world can be found with authenticity. And at Borough Market near London Bridge, you can taste many of these different flavors at the food stalls and small shops that fill the market. From artisan breads and cheese to paella with sangria, specialty chocolates,…

What is Local Travel Anyway?

What is Local Travel Anyway?

It is a core mission of my website and video series to help my viewers travel locally. Either here or on other travel publications, I’m sure you’ve seen articles referencing local travel, getting an authentic experience, or experiential travel. And you might be wondering, what do these buzz words mean exactly? I think there are…

A Unique Experience in Mexico (VIDEO)

A Unique Experience in Mexico (VIDEO)

For years I’ve heard of Cancun and Playa del Carmen being popular destinations in Mexico. And I was never particularly attracted to the Spring-Break-style travel experience I perceived them to provide. But on a recent trip to the region, I found that there is more to the Mayan Riviera, than beach, sun and booze. Way…

Making a Good First Impression (VIDEO)

Making a Good First Impression (VIDEO)

Making a local friend while traveling can really boost your experience – especially if you are sticking around the same location for a couple days or even studying abroad. And making a positive first impression that sticks will really up your chances at gaining a buddy. In this video, I give tips for those very…

Kate Thomas on Huffpo Live

Kate Thomas on Huffpo Live

Yesterday, I appeared on The Huffington Post’s live-streaming news network, Huffpost Live! On the show, I got to share with viewers a new trend in travel – an easy way of booking experiences that instantly transforms a tourist into a traveler. It is called kitchen hopping. Here’s the full video… For my full tips video…

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