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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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:
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.
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.
Throw in your two favorite casual tops that can go on top of your jeans or shorts.
And throw in one favorite dressy top.
Pick your favorite sundress that you can wear during the day or during the night - with or without your jeans or leggings.
One pair of your favorite PJs appropriate to your lodging situation. Be prepared in case other people might be seeing you in your pjs.
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
Toiletries in a baggy -- Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, face cream, makeup remover, toothbrush, toothpaste, basic makeup, brush.
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??
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...