The Story Behind Kate’s Travel Blog
I’m Kate, and it’s nice to meet you! I want to share my love for travel. What I want you to know is that if I can travel, you can travel. So, Where in the World do you want to go? Let’s Go!
Female Travel at 50 Plus
I love seeing the world, meeting new people, and learning new things. I started traveling in 2007. I’ve been to 50 countries. When I started going, my friends asked me to tell them about my trips, experiences, and real tips, I carefully thought about it, because it’s a lot of work and certainly not easy to write a travel photography blog. But, hopefully, my journey inspires you to travel comfortably, on your budget, solo or with a friend. Just do it your way. To inspire you, even more, my friends post interesting tidbits, too:
Let’s do what we love, be who we are, love who we are with, and embrace this moment in our life. Please enjoy your best Female Travel at 50+ & any stage of your life. Oh yes, guys and people who are younger, this is for you too!
I’m a blessed mom. My two grown kids are my greatest joy. My life is full of creativity. This blog is the story of my travel tales, journeys, the why and how I live my mission.
Experience Traveling Alone
I am in love with traveling the world and meeting interesting people. I do it full-time. If I can help you save money, save time and travel more, on your budget, to places you never dreamed you would go, then I’m successful.
If I can help you share your travel with your children, even better. Where in the world do you want to go? You can go solo on a budget. There is always a way to travel more, no matter what. I want to help you do it too.
There is always a way to travel more, no matter what. I want to help you do it too.
Behind the Scenes
Are you a solo female traveler? Would you like to be? My observation is that when it comes to travel, people in their 50s and above often find they either don’t have the money, the partner, or the health to travel. Some people may have several of these blocking their travel plans.
When I was up against these issues, I dealt with it at the moment. I know many women face these issues, but men face similar challenges. Never have I been a victim, and you aren’t either. Hopefully, my story helps you, inspires you.
Hopefully, my story helps you, inspires you.
Want to learn more? Keep reading. Want to skip ahead? You can do that too.
Friends Call Me Kate. I Love Female Travel 50+
Where in the World is Kate? Is written from all over the world, by me, Katherine and my friends. I am a solo female travel, writing specifically for you because you are like me. You love to travel or want to be traveling or want to travel vicariously through me.
One thing to note, photography is my favorite part of traveling. Capture those once in a lifetime experience. All the photography on the site is my original work or my guest writers.
Solo Female Travel & Female Travel 50+
In 2007, my consulting work took me to several countries. On Trip Advisor in 2009, I began writing reviews. By 2010, my passion for solo trips, outdoor trekking, meeting people and seeing new places inspired many of my friends to follow me on Facebook.
We played a game called, “Where in the World is Kate?” After seeing my photos and hearing about the trips on
After seeing my photos and hearing about the trips on Facebook, my friends asked me to write a blog about my adventures.
Therefore, my blog Where in the World is Kate delivers my travel backstory. So if you want to learn how and why I travel so much this is for you. You might ask, how do I afford to do it? Here is how I do it. My trips funded by site donations, sponsors, and my consulting work and donations are relatively inexpensive. I plan ahead and take advantage of deals.
Everyones’ budget and time are sometimes limited. So be creative. I create the best trip that my budget affords. By sharing my travel stories, trip tips, itineraries, and advice hopefully, it helps you to travel more and inspires you to travel.
I’ve lived in Istanbul, painted a 2×4-meter commissioned a mural on canvas for an architect in Tuscany, and photographed Syrian refugees in Jordan and the Palestinian for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia Washington.
Originally from Connecticut, and I attended the University of Colorado, Boulder. I have two Masters’ degrees in Business, and I raised my two children in Seattle, Washington. Now, I’m over 50, and looking forward to my next stage of life.
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More About Solo Female Travel and Female Travel 50+
My life is not adventurous, but my goal is to enjoy and live my life with purpose. I promise to share my stories, the good and the bad, my trials and troubles. I won’t filter my opinions or make “cutesie” comments and worry about what someone thinks of me. No one should have to find a cute way to state their views in order not to be perceived as difficult.
I won’t publish private comments or things shared in confidence.
Full disclosure – I ask permission when I take children’s photos or pictures of sensitive subject matter. People in public, I figure, are ok to photograph.
My Story – Female Travel 50+
In 2007, having gone through personal issues, divorce, kid issues, and being laid off from my job at Microsoft, I was at a crossroads. One of my dear friends asked, “What do you want?” My answer was, “To see the world.” I had traveled for work, so I began seeing the world, as part of my career. I have never looked back.
My career in business and fine art brought me to this point in my life. Yes, I am an over-achiever, graduated Magna Cum Laude. Since 1996, I have run my own business, doing high-impact marketing for Microsoft. My Microsoft work took me all over the world. By travel and learning from people my passions for photography grew.
My objective is to travel to meet people and enjoy great experiences. To do this I spend my money wisely and as necessary to see what you want to see, while you can. Travel is a great value at any price and worth it.
Nowadays, I travel a little with my daughter and select friends. Sharing my photos and stories gave me the idea that children or friends can also share and write their perspective so that the readers can experience the full story from all angles. Want to be a contributor for Where in the World is Kate? Great – Just contact me.
Solo travel can be fun, safe, simple, easy and enjoyable. I don’t want to scare women or men away from going alone. But some solo time is valuable to take. If I join friends, I always include solo time. My solo travel is for me. I thoroughly enjoy my company and my individual experiences.
My goal is to share my travel photos, tales, and tips. I learned that travel is about the places, but more importantly, it’s about the people. Immerse yourself and get to know them and build relationships with who you meet.
What’s In It For You?
Women at 50+ may not have the resources, partner, or health that they expected at this stage of their life. But, that can happen to anyone at any time of their life. Any one of these blockers is overcomeable. Women look for a way to overcome travel blockers at the right place. I am here to help you remove things that may stop you from traveling.
Go on your budget, solo, at fifty and beyond. If you are younger this applies to you too!
How to Get Around Your Blockers
- Look for less-expensive trips or locations, hostels or sharing. There are lots of options.
- Go to events for singles or eat breakfast at your hotel and team up with other singles
- Learn to share and know that compromise is good
- If you have health issues please Always listen to your doctor.
Hope for the best, make plans for the worst. Together we can do this and go to fun places. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” Dr. Seuss.
- It’s fun to travel!
- A woman can travel simply and easily
- It does not have to be scary
- I feel you are never truly safe – so go smartly
- Travel does not have to be expensive
- Travel is an investment in you. You are worth it.
- Be willing to compromise. Trade a good companion for a good site.
- It’s not always pretty, but even the hard times are all right.
- If you don’t have a chance to do your hair, don’t do your hair. Be happy just the way you are.
I promise to share, the good and the bad
Remember, women and people, face issues. In this equal-opportunity world, men run into life-changing events too. Hopefully, my story helps you to overcome whatever you face by inspiring you to try to do what you love. Every trip starts with a take-off.
Thanks for visiting!
Full Disclosure – Doing this site and being a travel blogger is very hard work. My travel blog is an active job, which takes full engagement and total commitment. I have to think carefully and be present to make it work. It takes money, passion, hard work and connecting with my travel community. I would love to network with you.
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