The latest posts from Travel with Kat

Instagramming Dubai

I love following my fellow travel bloggers on Instagram, just as much as I enjoy sharing highlights from my travels there. From tasty camel burgers and kebabs to the most delectable pastries and miniature cakes, I’ve had plenty to gram over the last few... read more

Amberley Castle (and an indulgent afternoon tea).

Walking down a country lane, I turn a corner and catch my first sight of the 12th century, Amberley Castle, in the South Downs National Park in the south of England. I have lived all my life just 15 miles away yet had never visited before. When my mother asked me what I would like for my 50th birthday I knew straight away – afternoon tea at Amberley Castle, now an elegant hotel and restaurant.

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A child’s life in Senegal

The dust, the smiles and the rhythm of the drums, West Africa, can really get under your skin; I lost count of the number of times I’ve visited this corner of the globe a long time ago. As I set out on a journey of a different kind, namely sponsoring a... read more

On turning 50 and celebrating in style

This month is a bit of a milestone, not just for me but for Neill, my fiancé, as well. He was born just 11 days before me and we are both about to turn 50. Yes, 50! The last ten years have been an amazing journey with a number of twists and turns, heart ache as well as joy. I have no idea where the coming decade will take me but I have a feeling it is going to be exciting. In honour of the occasion, I’ve a few treats lined-up right throughout the month. The calories, be damned!

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Feeling a little chilly? A photo essay on the #FriFotos theme #cold

This week’s FriFotos theme is ‘cold’. I don’t get to join in this weekly Twitter chat as often as I’d like to but I couldn’t resist taking a break today and going through my snowy photos to share with you. For anyone not familiar with FriFotos or indeed, Twitter Chats, there’s an explanation at the end of this post.

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From pastel de nata to ginjinha liqueur, join me on an edible tour of Lisbon

From the pastries in every pastelaria window to the roasted chestnuts being sold on every other street corner, I discovered a plethora of tasty treats to tempt me in my few short days in Lisbon. Here are my favourite finds, some hidden away in unexpected places, some a little more obvious. To help you find them they are all marked on this map, starting in the north of the Alfama district and the Doce Mila Pastelaria.

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Save the Halong Bay Moon Bears

Have you ever been to Halong Bay?

I’ve read many of my fellow travel bloggers’ stories from this enchanting place in Vietnam and for a long time I’ve longed to go there, to taste the delicious cuisine, to learn about local culture, to witness its breathtaking natural beauty and to sail across Halong Bay.

But, as I found out recently, there is a darker side to Halong Bay, that I’m sure no tourists or travellers know anything about.

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A sneak peek behind the scenes with the Blog Hop

I was recently nominated by two lovely travel bloggers to take part in the ‘Blog Hop’ and share a brief behind the scenes look at ‘Travel With Kat’ by answering the following questions and then nominating another blogger or two to pass on... read more

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Featured story from The Gambia

A night on the river in Makasutu Forest


As I lie in bed I can feel a gentle movement in the decking beneath me or is it my imagination. I listen to the creeks and groans of the wood… splashes of water… silence… another splash. Getting out of bed I draw back the muslin curtains and catch my breath. A multitude of stars shine in the African night sky, each with its reflection shimmering in the water that surrounds me.

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Tales from Belgium.

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My homeland, England

Adventures in The Gambia

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