Hi! I’m Katie.
I’m happiest when I’m exploring new places, lying on the beach or eating fresh foods (and if that were all to happen at once, I’d be set!). I believe in taking every opportunity and living each day with a goal of making ourselves the best we can be…whether that be traveling the world (or just exploring a new corner of your own city), cooking nutritious whole foods, or working out in a new and fun way.
I’m a total homebody but I have some seriously itchy feet when I am in the same place for too long. I am constantly planning my next trip but I will always make my way back home to Boston, MA.
I graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in magazine journalism in 2015 and learned quickly that a traditional 9-5 wasn’t going to work out for me. Studying abroad in London in 2014 sparked a passion for adventure and exploration that simply could not be stifled.
I learned that life is not about asking yourself if you CAN do something, it’s about asking yourself how badly you want it.
So I quit my office job in the city and spent the first half of 2016 balancing three part-time jobs and saving every penny I could get my hands on. It wasn’t easy, but when you have a dream you gotta make it work.
On September 15th, 2016 I set off on a year-long journey to live and work in Australia and see as much of the world as I possibly could.
Today, I have a job that allows me to spread my love of exploring new places with others. I still travel as much as I possibly can –sometimes navigating the exotic locales of my dreams, sometimes finding hidden gems closer to home.
I dream of someday owning a pug puppy named Poppy and plastering my passport with stamps.
…Maybe not in that order.
Follow me on my adventures on this website as well as on my Instagram @katielofblad.
Want to know more about me? Check out my Travel Q&A!
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