Top 15 Things to See, Do and Eat on Santorini

Top 15 Things to See, Do and Eat on Santorini

For many years I had dreamed of going to Santorini, from what I had seen it seemed like the most photogenic island in the world. I too wanted to capture iconic ‘picture postcard’ images of Santorini, the kind that would look at home in a travel...
Images of Oia, iconic Santorini

Images of Oia, iconic Santorini

Oia! No, not a shout for attention but a stunningly beautiful, white-washed village in Santorini (pronounced something like ‘here’ but without the h). It’s a place that you will have seen photographed a thousand times and it is the reason I have...
Instagramming Santorini

Instagramming Santorini

Early this morning I arrived back from a really magical week in Greece. I’ve had a superb time with my sister exploring the beautiful island of Santorini and neighbouring Therasia. Flying above the clouds to Santorini. I’ve wanted to visit for a very, very...
25 Top Travel Tips: How to get the most out of your next great adventure

25 Top Travel Tips: How to get the most out of your next great adventure

Whether you’re planning a long weekend in an exciting city with your partner, a week in the sun with friends or a solo round-the-world-adventure, here are my top travel tips that I’ve picked up over thirty-plus years of travelling and more than twenty years working in the travel industry. These simple hacks will help you get the most out of your travels, from how to prepare before you go, what to pack, where to find the best places to eat and how to make the most of your time while you are away.

10 wonderful places to visit in October

10 wonderful places to visit in October

One of my favourite times of year for travel is October, as the days grow shorter and the weather becomes cooler. Both in the UK and throughout the rest of Europe there’s less demand for holiday packages and hotel rooms, so prices drop and popular locations are less crowded than in the summer months. Here are my top 10 choices for October holidays in the UK, Europe and beyond and my tips for getting the most out of your travels.

My 7 wonders of the world

My 7 wonders of the world

From my travels to date these are my 7 wonders of the world, but there is so much more of this wonderful world I’ve yet to see. What would be on your list?

10 Memorable Beaches Around the World

10 Memorable Beaches Around the World

What elements make up your perfect beach? Pure white sand. Crystal clear water. And a backdrop of palm trees. Yes please! But what makes a memorable beach? That’s something a little different. My 10 Memorable Beaches 1. Ostriconi Beach,...
A sneak peek behind the scenes with the Blog Hop

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...
A hike to the hidden cave village of Akrilia

A hike to the hidden cave village of Akrilia

With the bright sunshine dazzling our eyes, at first it is hard to make out the caves in the shadows of the gorge. Unless you are virtually right on top of it , the village of Akrilia is well hidden from view. Our guide, of course, knew exactly which track to follow...
On cats, dogs and donkeys

On cats, dogs and donkeys

Under the guise of sharing some cute pictures of a few of the many four-legged friends I recently met on Satorini, I’d like to tell you a little about Santorini Animals Welfare Association, a great organisation caring for the unwanted animals of these beautiful isles.

Volcanoes, cave houses and the lost city of Atlantis

Volcanoes, cave houses and the lost city of Atlantis

Exploring the island of Thirassia, the little sister of Thira, better known as Santorini, is like stepping back in time. And what better way to discover the real Santorini than on foot, with a hike across the island from Manolas to the hidden village of Akrilia.

Eating, dancing and chatting with Mama Irini

Eating, dancing and chatting with Mama Irini

Walking along the seafront at Kamari on the east coast of Santorini, I hear someone singing, an older voice, soft and sweet. Dressed all in black, as is the tradition for widows, her face shaded from the sunshine by a wide-brimmed straw hat, the singer, Irini, returns...
Check out Travel with Kat’s new look!

Check out Travel with Kat’s new look!

Welcome to the new me or rather the revamped, re-styled Travel with Kat. I do hope you like the new look. I would really welcome your feedback, good and bad, from how easy it is to find your way around and loading times to the overall look of the site, whether you are...
NEW digital travel magazine from @TravelwithKat

NEW digital travel magazine from @TravelwithKat

When I stumbled across a website that enabled you to make your own digital travel magazine, I couldn’t wait to try it out. And so, as a replacement of my quarterly newsletter, I bring you ‘TRAVEL with Kat’ … the magazine! I had great fun...
Cultural cock-ups and travelling mishaps

Cultural cock-ups and travelling mishaps

When we travel, I believe that we are ambassadors for our country. We should respect other cultures and seek to gain respect from others. No matter how well-travelled we are, however, it is still possible to make mistakes when we visit a different country, especially...

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