My name is Katie and I am so excited you have come to check out Zen Life and Travel. I started this blog in December 2016 as a creative outlet for my stay-at-home-mom life. Since then it has grown into so much more and has propelled me into a career as a travel writer.
In the beginning, I wrote a lot about how I traveled using miles and points. As the blog has grown, I’ve also included more destination guides, hotel reviews, itineraries, travel tips, and lifestyle posts. Today, it’s a collection of ideas and inspiration to help you discover your next weekend trip or once in a lifetime vacation.
I’m a former fashion designer, a mom, and of course, a travel lover! When I am not traveling, you can find me at home in Columbus, Ohio with my husband, daughter, and 2 cats. I love slowing down, taking it easy, and enjoying everything life has to offer.
I grew up mostly in Ohio and then moved to New York City to study fashion design. I caught the travel bug during a semester abroad in college in Nottingham, England. During that time I was able to travel throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, and Amsterdam, and I loved it. Well, I loved everything except for the hostel in Scotland — that’s an experience I don’t intend on repeating. What can I say? I’ve always been a sucker for a luxury hotel.
My early vacations involved a lot of laying by a pool with a drink in my hand, and while that’s still great for a day here or there, I really love staying active while I am traveling now. Some of my favorite activities are scuba diving, hiking, or simply exploring a new city on foot.
While I don’t work as a designer anymore, I still love fashion so you’ll find bits of style inspiration throughout the blog and on my Instagram account.
Goals: Living Happy and Traveling More
My goal is to help you LIVE HAPPY and TRAVEL MORE.
So, what does that mean? Living Happy includes slowing down, simplifying life, and taking the time to enjoy the things you love to do. Life isn’t a race to the finish line.
And Traveling More is a pretty obvious one, right? Well, sort of. I’m here to remind you that vacations should happen more than once per year. I want to show you that you can travel often, even if it means exploring your own city. Whether you want to go on a luxurious trip to Hawaii, an African safari, a cruise through Europe, a USA road trip, or a day trip in your own city, I’m here to help you make it happen.
Throughout Zen Life and Travel, you’ll find vacation ideas, hotel reviews, weekend itineraries, and day trip ideas to fit your travel style.
Let’s connect on the interwebs. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.
Let’s Work Together
Do you have a destination, brand, product, or activity that would be a great fit? I would love to hear about it. To learn about how you can work with Zen Life and Travel, click here or send me an email.