How to Enjoy a Rewarding Vacation to Orlando, Florida

  Orlando, Florida is a great vacation destination for couples, families and more that want to enjoy theme parks, beaches, nature and a wide variety of entertainment. Located in the heart of Florida, Orlando is actually home to more than 50 theme parks and attractions spread across almost 4,000 square miles. With so many things to do, it’s hard to know where to start and planning a trip here can be overwhelming. The good news is that there is something for everyone and with such a diverse range of available…

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Active Holiday Ideas in the French Alps for Solo Travelers 

  Traveling alone is no longer terribly daunting. In fact, it is now seen as a common and wonderful way for people to avoid travel regret. Why not head out on your own? There’s no reason to wait when the world provides so many rich experiences for solo travelers to enjoy as well. Some of those memorable experiences involve being active. Mountain sports, for example, involve activities that can be perfectly-suited to solo travelers given their focus on connecting with nature and relying on ourselves to move around. And there…

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What NOT to Do in Iceland (27 Essential Tips)

Adventurous Kate contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! Let me tell you about what not to do in Iceland! Iceland is a dream destination for so many people. Even for me, 11 years after my first of four trips, I’m still fantasizing about the next time I return to Iceland. And it can be REALLY easy to make a major travel mistake in Iceland. A mistake that will cost you money, time, or…

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Most Scenic Villages in Germany 

Most Scenic Villages in Germany 

  Germany is already a world-famous destination among tourists and travelers. However, it has much more to offer than culture-packed big cities, wine-growing towns, and charming hamlets. Why not make a trip to explore some of the scenic villages in Germany this year? Depending on your country of origin and the purpose of your visit, you may need a visa to enter Germany. Check here to see if you need a visa and how to apply for one well in advance of your trip. Germany is home to many charming…

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A Smarter Iceland Packing List + What to Wear in Iceland

Adventurous Kate contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! Putting together the right Iceland packing list is one of the most important things you can do before your trip! Iceland is a destination known for its cold and windy weather. Not only that, Iceland is wet, wet, wet — and if you’re not adequately covered in waterproof clothing on a rainy day, you’ll be miserable. Additionally, Iceland is a rural country. Most of the…

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17 Fun Things To Do In Ogunquit, Maine

Adventurous Kate contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! Have you heard of Ogunquit, Maine? This seaside getaway is one of the nicest towns to visit in southern Maine. Just past the New Hampshire border is a colorful, artsy town set on a marvelous stretch of beach. Ogunquit (pronounced oh-GUN-quit) is the Abenaki word for “beautiful place by the sea.” And once you get here, you’ll see how true that is! Ogunquit is the…

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AK Monthly Recap: December 2022

Adventurous Kate contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! Here we are at the end of the year! I’ve said so much about 2022 in my year-end recap posts that I won’t go on any longer. Let’s just take a look at the month. More than anything, December was all about Christmas — and you’ll see it in the photos. I ended up celebrating Christmas unexpectedly across four countries this month. I also read…

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My Worst Travel Moments of 2022

Adventurous Kate contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! As always, you have to take the good with the bad — especially so with travel! As many good moments as you have when you travel, there are plenty of awful moments that sneak their way in. It’s always a good reminder that travel is not an automatic pass to happiness. I’ve seen a lot of people who fall apart when their trips don’t go…

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Two Weeks in Kyoto: Everything You Need to Know

Two Weeks in Kyoto: Everything You Need to Know

Japan had been on my list for a LONG time. For some reason though, I always struggled to make a trip happen. But finally, it happened! And since I was excited to make it here, I didn’t want it to be a quick trip. In the end, we decided to spend 1 month total in Japan. We spent the first two weeks in Kyoto and it was perfect. Every day was rewarding and we didn’t regret spending two weeks in this city at all. It’s calm, picturesque, friendly and full…

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My Favorite Reads of 2022

Adventurous Kate contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! I’ve said a few times this year that I haven’t been reading as much as usual. Far less, in fact — as I type this I’ve only read about 30 books, far from my usual 60-80. One reason is that I’ve been working so hard on my new site, New Hampshire Way, and developing new strategies on Adventurous Kate. I’ve been feeling quite bad about…

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