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Travel with Kate is an inspirational, online portal providing video and written blogs about travel destinations, people, culture, and food. Founder & Chief Storyteller, Kate Thomas takes her camera to destinations around the world, onto planes and boats around cities and countrysides to give you an up close and personal glimpse of the world. Her mission is to provide you with mini-escapes during your day that inspire you to take on your own real life travel adventures.

Entries by Kate Thomas

The Intense World of Flamenco in Southern Spain (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 5:49 PM

It has been a dream of mine for years to go to Southern Spain to experience Flamenco. Growing up with the Gypsy Kings and hearing the music along my travels, there was something about the art form that called to my soul.

In this Travel with Kate episode, watch...

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How Locals Do Tapas in Spain (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Tapas and Spain go together like baguettes and France. And the southern Spanish region of Andalucia poses no exception to this rule. On a recent trip to Sevilla, Spain (an hour plane flight from Madrid) I got an inside look at tapas in one for the most thriving local neighborhoods...

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Flying Private Is Becoming Affordable

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:56 PM

What is your ultimate fantasy?

As a travel filmmaker and journalist, mine is the ability to fly exclusively on private jets -- cutting out the hassle of airports, layovers and exposure to germs.

And while that dream may not sound attainable for most, it is not...

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Traveling for Fashion in Vancouver

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:26 PM

I recently visited the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada, where I got an inside look at local fashion. To be specific, I spent a day hopping around to the many boutique clothing stores around the city.

And it suffices to say, I was impressed by what I discovered. Along with...

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Don't Date a Guy Who Doesn't Travel

(5) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 4:43 PM

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I have been traveling on and off since my late teens. And I recently came across an article about why it is a bad idea to date girls who travel. Ouch! Apparently, it has gone viral and been translated...

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Lost in Dublin (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 7:42 AM

In Dublin, I was stiffed! Ya, that's right. My local friend had to cancel on me, last minute. And because I only had a very brief amount of time in the Irish capital, I decided to try something new -- ambush total strangers and see if someone might be my...

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How to Make Solo Travel Less Solo (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 3:18 PM

Solo travel is one of the most transformative experiences we can plan in life. It leads us to new truths, helps form a resilient sense of self and can be wildly fulfilling.

For my first solo voyage, I traveled to Florence for a summer of learning Italian, taking cooking...

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3 Tips to Get Hyper-Local Experiences While Traveling (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 9:59 PM

While traveling, if I don't get the opportunity to escape the tourist infrastructure of my destination and connect with locals, I AM NOT A HAPPY TRAVELER.

To address this, I have an immersive style of travel that often leads me to extraordinary experiences like the time I went

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Summer Weekend Getaway Packing Guide (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 12:18 PM

This is a step-by-step packing guide for summer weekend trips, for women. Follow the steps and you'll take out all the emotion behind packing. And you'll get it all done quickly.


Here are the steps to follow along:

Step one:
First, put your transit clothes to the side. I've got jeans and a tank with a sweater. This outfit is comfy and versatile. Include a small purse, you'll use for the trip. And the jewelry you'll wear all weekend. This sweater will be my go-to sweater any time I need warmth all weekend.

Step two:
Throw in your favorite pair of shorts and your favorite light jeans or capris. If your jeans or capris are already in your transit clothes, throw in a pair of cropped leggings in case you want to work out.

Step Three:
Throw in your two favorite casual tops that can go on top of your jeans or shorts.
And throw in one favorite dressy top.

Step Four:
Pick your favorite sundress that you can wear during the day or during the night - with or without your jeans or leggings.

Step Five:
One pair of your favorite PJs appropriate to your lodging situation. Be prepared in case other people might be seeing you in your pjs.

Step Six:
Pack those extras in a baggy.
4 pairs underwear
2 bras -- remember you'll also have your bra you are wearing in transit. Make sure to pack the right colors. You may want to include a sports bra for physical activity.
3 pairs socks -- Appropriate to shoes
1 bathing suit
1 scarf/sarong

Step Seven:
Toiletries in a baggy -- Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, face cream, makeup remover, toothbrush, toothpaste, basic makeup, brush.

Step Eight:
Pick your two to three pairs of shoes -- no more than that!
1 pair of sandals
1 pair flats
1 pair heels or tennis shoes
Put one pair with your transit clothes. The other two go in your suitcase.

Pack it all up and you are DONE!!
So easy, right??

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Being an Expat in London (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 6:53 PM

Maybe it's those adorable accents, the vibrant multicultural and metropolitan feel of the city or the lush greenery. Whatever it is, I have fallen in love with London. And as I've been contemplating a move to the city, I met up with a group of American expats in London to...

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Great Make-Out Spots in London (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 11:35 PM

In the British capital, I got in touch with Sarah Bennetto, a popular comedian and radio DJ. Like I do with all the locals I connect with in my videos, I asked her to show me a slice of her city that most visitors probably don't know about.

Initially,...

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A Boozy Pub Crawl in London (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 1:49 PM

In the British capital, I met up with James Dowdeswell, a local comedian who actually grew up in a pub! The plan was to sample a few brews at his favorite boozers in East London but our pub crawl got interrupted! And I'm glad it did. Watch the video to...

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How to Speak with a British Accent (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 6:48 PM

I'm in London right now. And as I walk through the streets I can't help but to mimic the accents I hear. But the honest truth is that I'm not so good at it!

So, in an attempt to get a London accent right, I took a lesson from...

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Can't-Miss Foodie Experiences in London (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 2:51 PM

Street food in London is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon.

The food is cheap. The food is good. And the trend provides a communal, party atmosphere that conventional dining cannot touch.

Abandoned parking lots and otherwise vacant public spaces are being used as venues for street food parties around...

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Soul-Searching: Travel Can Improve Your Life

(2) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Lately, I have been watching Super Soul Sunday, Oprah's show on OWN. I find it to be outstanding and inspiring beyond any expectations I have for television these days. Her guests range from Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra to Gabrielle Bernstein and Eli Wiesel expand my mind in...

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A Foodie's Paradise In London (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 7:00 AM

If you go to London, don't expect to be on a diet. Food is everywhere and it is world-class.

In this video a local friend shows me a hidden market full of the most delicious eats.

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NYC: Squeeze In A Little More Summer (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Ok, ok. The summer just officially ended. But the weather is still great. So, come on! What do you say?

Let's pretend it's still summer.

A great place to do that, and a bunch of other fun things, is on Pier 84 at West 44th St. in Manhattan.

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How To Stand Up Paddle Board (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Hanalei Bay is a massive cove on the North side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, well known for surfing in the wintertime. But during the summer, the bay waters become calm and the waves that attract world-class surfers in the on-season disappear.

So, what do the locals and...

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Do The French Dislike Americans? (VIDEO)

(93) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 7:00 AM

I have spent a fair amount of time, over the years, in Paris. And I'll admit, I have become quite the Francophile. It is hard not to adore the food, the fashion, the architecture and the way of life. But what I really love about France are the French themselves.

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Never Forget Your Roots

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 5:15 PM

I'm quite a melange when it comes to my genealogy.

My mom is a blonde-haired, green-eyed babe whose parents are of Northern European descent. Past that, I don't know many specifics about her side. But my dad is half Lebanese and half Sicilian. And it is my dad's side of...

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