Welcome to Travel With Kat
Hello, I’m Kathryn, a travel writer, photographer and holistic therapist based on the south coast of England. Join me exploring the UK and discovering new countries, cultures and cuisines around the world.
I’ve had a love of travel since I was a little girl and have been sharing my experiences through this blog for over 12 years. I hope my guides, articles and insights will help you get the most out of your travels.
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Gaining body confidence for a saucy sea swimmers’ calendar
My story about gaining body confidence enough to join in a saucy sea swimming themed calendar, raising money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Craft ales, beer bites and street art in Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne
With quirky craft breweries, exceptional art galleries and some superb places to eat, the Ouseburn district of Newcastle upon Tyne was recently named as ‘one of the coolest places in the world’. Join me as I drink, eat and laugh my way from one excellent establishment to another!
Where and what to eat and drink in Newcastle
Craft ales, fine wines, succulent oysters, Mumbai street food and more await you as we guide you around the streets of Newcastle one tasty treat at a time.
Wonderful waterfalls for wild swimming
Whether it's in the hills of Scotland or a jungle in Bali, floating on the water with a clear blue sky above you and the sound of a waterfall nearby is my idea of heaven. Anywhere I can swim is my happy place but add in the beauty of a waterfall and it really can't be...
7 unique thermal spas around the world
People have been enjoying the benefits of thermal spas, bathing in the water from natural hot springs, across the globe for thousands of years. Floating in the mineral-rich water as steam rises up around you is a pleasure I'd highly recommend. One of my first...
Gorilla’s eco-friendly changing robe review
An eco-friendly changing robe made from recycled plastic – the perfect choice for keeping you warm while changing out of your wet swimwear.
20 fabulously quirky places to swim around the world
From a red wine onsen in Japan to a stunning underground cenote in Mexico, here’s our guide to the quirkiest places to swim in the world.
The benefits and risks of cold water swimming (and why I love the Bluetit Chill Swimmers)
Earlier this year I started swimming with a local group of cold water swimmers known as the Bluetits. I’m hooked! But what are the benefits (and risks) of cold water swimming?
Our guide to the prettiest villages in England
Where are the cottages too charming for words? Here’s our round-up of the prettiest villages in England with an interactive map to help you plan some wonderful day trips, your next weekend getaway or a road trip around England’s loveliest villages.
Where to find the most beautiful places in the UK
In our eagerness to see the world, it’s all too easy for travel addicts like me to ignore what’s on our own doorstep. However, I’ve found that I don’t have to journey far to discover some fabulous places. From magnificent waterfalls to majestic seascapes, exotic...