I had a lot of fun with the Blogging AtoZ Challenge. It certainly was more challenging that I thought it would be! But it also made me realize how much I have truly traveled and all of the wonderful experiences that have shaped who I am. Out of all 26 posts, only two of them were places I have… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1452
Hiking near an abandoned castle
Žilina is a city in Slovakia.
I lived in Žilina for a few months while volunteering at the Stanica arts center. It was a place my school had visited for cross-cultural comparison reasons, and I ended up falling in love with it. There is such a lively youth… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1450
Untermyer Gardens (courtesy of the Untermyer Gardens website)
Yonkers is a city in New York State.
Yonkers is a stone’s-throw from New York City. My grandmother lived there for the longest time, and that is where my mom grew up. Lots of famous people have lived there and there are even… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1448
Image via Wikimedia Commons
Xi’an is a city in China.
I’ve never been to China, but someday I know I’ll get there. Many people have recommended the city of Xi’an as a place to visit, based on its vast historic importance and the recently excavated site of the Terra Cotta… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1443
My friend Dana holding up the Lincoln Memorial!
Washington DC is the capital of the United States
Washington DC is a popular tourist destination in the US, but it’s a lot more personal for me. My best friend lives there and has lived there since college. He is a political science major,… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1439
Lake Champlain from the park
Vermont is a state in the United States.
New England is an interesting place in America. It’s one of the oldest settled regions, it’s very liberal, and still has an air of “Liberty! Freedom! Spirit!” even after hundreds of years of having just… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1437
Ústí nad Labem’s beautiful fall scenery
Ústí nad Labem is a city in the Czech Republic
Ústí is a very interesting place to visit. It’s not a city that is touted in guide books as a “must-see,” and even Czechs will be puzzled as to why you’d want to go there…. http://katkatravels.com/?p=1432
Cheers to me!
I’ve been super busy lately, in all sorts of ways!
New job! I have recently become a Contributing Editor at Matador Network. This is awesome, because A) I love that site to pieces B) my responsibilities have grown, including become the Web Submissions Manager (so if you… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1429
We are on an island! Jump shot, FTW
The Turks and Caicos are a set of islands in the Caribbean.
I’m not much for going on vacation to just sit on a beach and relax, but when my friends asked if I wanted to go on the 311 cruise with them, I said “Sure, why not?” I’d… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1426
Old buildings in Bratislava
Slovakia is a country in Central Europe.
I am absolutely in love with Slovakia. The people are fantastic, the sites are unique, and it’s still a relatively hidden gem. Plus, it’s inexpensive! Why wouldn’t you want to travel here? It’s totally… http://katkatravels.com/?p=1424