Kate’s Radio Interview
Come take a listen to my recent appearance on BlogTalkRadio!
I was interviewed about my experience as the on-camera host of a new video series and ebook (coming out soon) called, Travel the Local Way. In my segments, I show the viewers around Los Angeles from my local perspective. We shot at El Matador Beach, hiking with The Tree People, shopping in WeHo, dining in downtown, and so much more. It was a blast to shoot! (Continue reading…)
The No. 1 Budget Travel Secret
The dirty little secret sites like Orbitz, Travelocity, and Kayak don’t want you to know is that they are not the most inexpensive way to book travel. Nor is it through airlines or straight from hotels. It is through real, live travel agents.
I know, you are thinking, “What? Are we back in the 90’s?”
But I assure you this has been a piece of common knowledge in travel industry circles for quite some time. It is just that the general public, especially younger travelers, have not gotten the message.
Here are some benefits. (Continue reading…)
Palm Springs and The Parker Hotel
Going to a resort hotel in the desert is a confusing experience.
You go out into the hot desert and then you check in to a hotel that does everything possible to make you feel like you are at a beach resort – but there is no beach. And secluded with little distractions you are forced to relax and surrender to the tranquility of your surroundings.
Over last weekend, I went to a family wedding in the California desert held at The Parker Palm Springs. Part historical momento and part LA hipster getaway spot, this hotel is a stunner. Prepare yourself for these photos!
Arriving in London
Despite having spent a lot of time in Europe, I’ve never been to London. I was always so focused on learning different languages. And, well, they speak English in the UK. So I avoided it even when I lived in Paris for a semester abroad, when I spent a summer in Florence and during my days gallivanting around Spain.
But finally I am here in London to shoot videos and experience the tail end of the Olympics. And from the moment I stepped out of the airport yesterday the charm of Londoners surprised me and impressed me time and again.
Knowing I have seen next to nothing so far, I couldn’t help but to think at each turn, if this is what London is like, I already love it!
Time for a Hike Along the Na Pali Coast, Kauai (PHOTOS)
On the northwest end of Hanalei Bay, Kauai is the Na Pali Coast State Park. It is a fifteen-mile stretch along the water with majestic views and hiking trails that weave atop the cliffs.
You can hike through the park as well as access it’s many hidden beaches by sea or soar over it by helicopter. As for me, (Continue reading…)
Hi, from Kauai
Right now, as I type, I am in Hanalei Bay, Kauai (Continue reading…)
It’s a Wrap!
As you know from reading my blog, I’ve been shooting for a travel app called, The Local Way. Over the past two weeks, my co-host, Jax Austin, and I have been showing the cameras around our Los Angeles.
Filming in Los Angeles
The blog has been a little quiet this week because I am shooting a new video series!
A video travel guide called The Local Way is featuring me. In it, I show you around my hometown of Los Angeles from a local perspective.
Yesterday we shot in Downtown LA. And in the picture below I was at Eat. Drink. Americano, a restaurant with delicious food and imported beer on tap.
And later (Continue reading…)
El Matador Beach – Malibu
I’m back in my hometown of Los Angeles this week. I’m here to shoot some fun travel videos for a company that I will be telling you all about very soon! But for now, I have to let you know about a place in LA that I love to visit.
Los Angeles is the land of hidden gems where so many great experiences are cached within its intimidating urban sprawl. As a visitor, exploring the city can be harder in LA than in other cities. And it is best to plan out your days around specific activities in localized neighborhoods.
Malibu is a wonderful part of LA to choose to spend the day. While you are there you may want to check out El Matador Beach – a beach just off the beaten path.
Trip It, the Travel App
Yesterday I booked a flight to Rome. Roma here I come!
Actually that is not the only trip on my horizon. I have a really exciting lineup of travel this summer spanning over three continents. And as I book my flights and make my accommodations I need to get organized.
I usually create a Word document where I write all my itinerary details. I print it out along with my boarding pass and anything that has a bar code – like car rental confirmations.
But this time, I’m finally trying something new! And that is the app and online resource called, Trip It.