Willkommen, ich heiße Kaitlin! Bienvenido, soy Kaitlin! こんにちはわたしはカイトリンです!
I am a full-time “career environmentalist” at an amazing non-profit but I’m always adventuring, no matter where I am. I’m a little different from many other travel bloggers because I don’t get to travel full-time, but I’m ok with that. People get this idea that to travel means you have to quit your job, sell your possessions, and live like a nomad. It’s either that or nothing at all. I don’t buy into that idea. I take every opportunity I can for an adventure, whether that’s across the world or in my own city.
I started this blog after my Icelandic adventure, when several of my friends were asking for advice about itineraries, etc. I started to write it all down here, and then for some reason, more people started reading. Before I knew it, this blog had taken off!
I was raised in Germany, and traveled much of Europe at a very young age. Since returning to live in the U.S. I have developed a sense of appreciation for the beauty, culture, and history in America.
Learning new languages is a hobby of mine, I’m up to three so far and am currently learning Japanese. I always have a hammock and kite in my car, just in case! I read a lot. I always have a book (or two, or three) in my purse. My favorite travel partner is my husband, Matt.
Along with travel, sustainability and environmental stewardship are my passions. When I was in college, my study abroad in Australia focused on eco-tourism and sustainable urban development, and it opened my eyes to the ways my passions could all come together. Occasionally I drop little eco-friendly, responsible tips into my content, so keep an eye out for those!