Adventurous Kate

The Solo Female Travel Blog

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    Bangkok Rooftop Bars and Vegas Partying with Yonderbound Hotels

    The following branded content post is brought to you by Yonderbound, a new hotel booking site. This post gave me the ability to show off my favorite hotels, and I decided to take you on a tour of my favorite party hotels in Bangkok and Vegas. Enjoy! If you...
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    The Secret to Solo Female Travel Confidence: Drink Champagne

    The older I get, the more I realize that nobody has a clue what they’re doing. We’re all just winging it, hoping for the best. And that goes for me with my solo travels. After nearly five years of constant travel, most of it solo, I’d lik...
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    Meet My Favorite Cafe in London: Lavish Habit

    Every afternoon, without fail, I crave a cup of coffee. Not for the caffeine jolt, though. Coffee is how I punctuate my day. I use it as an excuse to stop what I’m doing and reflect as I enjoy the pleasure of sipping a latte in solitude. It’s b...
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    Backpacking Southeast Asia vs. Backpacking Central America

    You’re ready to take the plunge — you want to start backpacking, possibly long-term, in a cheap part of the world. So, where is it going to be? We already know Europe will eat up too much cash! Southeast Asia and Central America are two of the ...
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    A Road Trip Through Slovenia

    After spending a few days in Ljubljana for the fantastic Ana Desetnica festival, it was time to hit the road! I knew I wanted to see more of the country, so I planned to spend four days road-tripping through Slovenia with my friend Peter, the blogger behin...
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    My Worst Travel Moments of 2017

    Travel isn’t only about the good times. Don’t be fooled by the perfect photos and smiling selfies — behind all the awesome times on social media are the times when you’re racing for a flight and terrified you’re about to miss ...
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    Coming Home to the Carpino Folk Festival

    August is a sacred month to Italians. It’s tradition to take the whole month off — unless you work in, say, the hospitality industry, as someone needs to serve copious scoops of gelato to the ridiculously good-looking, speedo-clad Italians who ...
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    Snorkeling with Sharks in Belize

    Splashes erupted from the side of the sailboat. Giant brown sharks thrashed out of the water, surrounded by silvery tuna, each of them vying for the fish bits thrown on the surface of our daredevil crew. Sharks. Sharks were waiting for us. And it was time ...
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    The Biggest Mistakes New York Tourists Make

    New York is a dream destination for so many travelers. And there are so many things to do in the city, it’s overwhelming. Perhaps that’s why so many tourists end up staying firmly on the beaten path, afraid to venture out of their comfort zone ...
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    Finland in the Summer: Quirky, Isolated, and Pretty

    One question I get asked on a daily basis is, “So, what’s your favorite place?” I’m not a fan of having to answer that question constantly, but I understand why people ask me, so I have a quick go-to response: “My favorite cou...
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    Traveling in Colombia: The Best Moments

    When I decided to take a 2.5-week solo trip to Colombia, I wanted to pack in as much variety as possible. Cities and rural areas, destinations for both locals and international travelers. And I wanted to do it on a budget — not a shoestring, but enou...
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    Win a Trip for Two to Cartagena, Colombia!

    The following branded content post is brought to you by LATAM Airlines Group, comprised of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines. When the prize is as good as this, I’m all too happy to promote it to you all! First we had the Galapagos. Then we had Brazil. Now LAN...
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    Alive in León, Nicaragua: The City of Revolution

    Central America is known for its volcanic landscapes, its natural beauty, its beaches, its charming small towns. What it’s not known for? Its cities. Sure, Panama City is probably the best big city in the region, and San Salvador has a lot to offer, ...
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    AK Monthly Recap: October 2014

    October was an enormous break. Not from work, but from travel. I made an eleventh hour decision to axe my trip to Greece. If you subscribe to my email updates – in which I reveal stuff that I don’t include on the blog — you already know w...
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    On Curiosity, Gin, and Cultivating Interests

    “Now, lean in and smell it, just like wine,” I instruct the girls before me. Vicky and Candice obey, each leaning into a small glass filled with an ounce of Whitley Neill gin at the bottom. “Now smell it with your mouth open. It’s just like tasting it! Rac...
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    The UNESCO Hunt: 82-91

    It’s been a summer of European travel, and for that reason, it’s been a summer of UNESCO World Heritage Sites! If you’re interested in World Heritage Sites, there’s no better place than Europe, as it has the greatest concentration o...
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    Scenes from the Flåm Railway, Norway

    Norway’s Flåm Railway, or Flamsbana, is often cited as one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. Beginning in the sea-level fjord hamlet of Flåm and extending to the town of Myrdal, 863 meters above sea level, the train glides through g...
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    Ask Kate: Should I Book My Accommodation Ahead of Time?

    Is it necessary to book your accommodation in advance? If so, how far in advance? The latest Ask Kate question delves into the pros and cons of showing up to book. Hey Kate! Let’s say you book a plane and go with it, you just pretty much research the...
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    How I Choose Where to Travel Next

    “How do you choose where to travel next?” It surprises me whenever I hear it, but this is one of the most popular questions I get. And as much as I think I just pick a destination and go, it’s actually a more complicated process. Why not ...
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    Corfu, Greece, in Technicolor

    Should I have allotted more than two nights for Corfu, the largest Ionian island off the coast of Greece? Of course I should have! For me, Corfu was meant to be a stopover en route from Santorini to Albania. I flew there via Athens with two intentions: to ...
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    Top 10 Travel Safety Tips for Women

    Is it possible for a woman to travel the world and stay safe? Absolutely. Even if you steer clear of resorts. Even if you go to developing countries. Even if you don’t speak the local language. Even if you’re traveling alone. I created this sit...
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    In Search of Perfect Beach Towns: Sámara, Costa Rica

    For the past few years, I’ve always been on the lookout for the perfect beach town. Perfect for me, that is. You may disagree. What I like most in a beach town is a big, beautiful, airy beach with lots of space, west-facing sunset views, and the perf...
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    AK Monthly Recap: August 2016

    It was the month of Colombia! I spent 19 days exploring my 64th country and getting back into the groove of long-term solo travel after several trips with friends and short solo excursions. Between Colombia and some good times at home, here are the best an...
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    Just Added: More Tours to Central America!

    When our trip to El Salvador and Guatemala sold out in just a week and the waiting list grew and grew, there was only one thing to do: add more tours! Leif and I have decided to add two more tours this spring! Leif will be running one on his own and weR...
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    A Sizzling Summer Trip to the Florida Keys

    I can’t believe it’s only July and I’ve driven the entire length of the Florida Keys three times this year. Last year, the Florida Keys were one of my top most wanted destinations, mostly due to Bloodline. So in February  Cailin and I pla...
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    Things to Do in Stellenbosch: A Guide to South Africa’s Wine Region

    South Africa is one of my top five favorite countries — but it’s easily my #1 favorite wine country in the world. The wines here are extraordinary, shockingly affordable, and they have tastes that I don’t experience in any other country. ...
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    My Worst Travel Moments of 2014

    You’ve got to take the good with the bad. And just because I’m on the road most of the time, it doesn’t mean I’m immune to bad times. Far from it. No matter how much you travel, it can often be challenging and stressful. I really en...
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    Norway’s Fjords in Photos

    When you think about visiting Norway, what comes to mind first? Fjords. It’s always fjords. They are the symbol of the country and one of the reasons why many people consider Norway the most naturally beautiful country in Europe. I couldn’t go ...
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    The Stunning Trulli of Alberobello, Italy

    If you’re new to this site, here’s something you’ll soon learn about me: I regularly take on way more than I should, bite off way more than I can chew, and end up stressing myself out for the sake of seeing as much as possible while trave...
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    The Conversation We Would Be Having

    Hi. I met you at a party. Or maybe a bar. We’re friends of friends. Very likely total strangers. I hope that right now you and I are talking about life in New York. Or hilarious dating disasters. Or our favorite slow cooker meals. Or the fact that we...
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