About

Name: Katka, Kat, Katherine…

Location: New York City (basically)

Education: BS in Anthropology, MSEd in TESOL/Childhood Education

Day job:  Contributing Editor and Social Media Manager at Matador Network, the largest, independent online travel magazine

Languages spoken: Spanish, French and Czech, pretty damn well

Favorite country: the Czech Republic

Has a tattoo of: the London skyline

Is really good at: choosing birthday presents, savant-like memory (aka I remember what my fifth grade teacher wore on picture day, September 24, 1997)

Fears: snakes, and flying. I’ve never been able to watch the film, Snakes on a Plane

Last meal on death row would include: tuna salad sandwich from Five Loaves Cafe, honey BBQ wings from Croxley Ales, Pad Thai from anywhere, finished off with a slice of Adam and Eve cake from Cukrárna Alchymista

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Abridged Bio:

I write about travel, because I have stories to tell.

Have you ever danced the Cotton Eye Joe for a group of elderly Irishmen?  Or dated an English drug dealer you met on an internet chatroom in London?  Have you ever eaten a white pineapple from Ghana, or punched a random Czech man in the face at a nightclub in Prague?  That’s okay, you’ve probably done some way cooler things while abroad.  But that’s the beauty of travel – our own unique experiences shape who we are, and how we live.

Travel writing is an evolving craft both guided and hindered by the age of technology.  This site is a collection of my thoughts, feelings and experiences while searching the world for a place to call “home.”  I tell my tales as best I can, attempting to discover who I am, what I want to be, and what I will become.

Normal people spend their money on normal things, like happy hour, weekly mani-pedis, and nice cars.  But I’m not a normal person.  I’ve been traveling the world since I was seventeen, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.