About

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”
– Ibn Battuta

Travel Far, Eat Well

About Me

I’m Kate. I have a huge passion for traveling and exploring this wonderful world we live in. I got my first taste of international travel when I was 18 and now I’m always counting down the days until my next adventure. Although I wish I could spend all my time exploring the world, I work full-time in engineering at a job I love. I believe that you don’t have to abandon your career or life in order to see the world. Travel is a mindset and even when I can’t explore new destinations, I’m always looking for adventures close to home.

I was born and raised in the Midwest and I love spending my time exploring the beauty in this area. I have a boyfriend of four years, Sant, who is my best friend and favorite travel partner. I’m an avid reader, food enthusiast, and an adventure seeker that is exploring our world one trip at a time.

Travel Far, Eat Well

About My Site

I started Travel Far, Eat Well to document my journey through charming cities and my experiences tasting and cooking new foods.

Travel Far

I believe life is too short and the world is too big for anyone to stay in one place for their entire life. My goal is to experience new cultures, meet new people, learn new languages, and venture outside of my comfort zone. Although I have big dreams of traveling far and exploring lands and cultures different from my own, I think it’s so important to never forget where you came from. Travel Far, Eat Well chronicles my adventures near, far and everywhere in between.

Eat Well

When I think of eating well, I think of expanding my culinary horizons by trying all types of foreign cuisine. When I travel, I’m not only looking forward to seeing the architecture and experiencing the culture, I’m always excited to taste the native dishes.

Tasting foods from around the world motivates me to test my culinary boundaries in the kitchen. One way to satisfy my wanderlust when I can’t travel is to recreate some of my favorite culinary delights from the countries I’ve visited. Travel Far, Eat Well reveals some of my favorite restaurants, foods, and recipes from my travels.

Travel Far, Eat Well

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61 Comments

  1. the Persephone Perspective
    January 21, 2015 @ 2:45 am

    Yay! New travel bloggers unite! 😉

    Reply

    • Kate
      January 21, 2015 @ 2:58 am

      Us travel bloggers have to stick together! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Reply

  2. IshitaUnblogged
    January 25, 2015 @ 4:22 am

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog – gave me an opportunity to hop onto yours:)

    Reply

    • Kate
      January 25, 2015 @ 4:33 am

      You’re welcome, I love your pictures! Thanks for stopping by here too 🙂

      Reply

  3. Angelika Schwarz
    February 12, 2015 @ 7:01 pm

    So nice to get to know you.

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    • Kate
      February 12, 2015 @ 11:17 pm

      Thanks, Angelika! It’s great to get to know you too!

      Reply

  4. rlishman84
    February 16, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

    Great blog Kate and thanks for the follow! Looking forward to reading about your adventures 🙂

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    • Kate
      February 16, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

      Thanks for following too! I’m enjoying reading about your travels as well 🙂

      Reply

  5. rlishman84
    February 21, 2015 @ 3:06 pm

    Hi Kate, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. This is an award in recognition of great blogs with smaller followings! My post will go up tomorrow. Simply answer my 11 questions to you as a blog post and choose 3 blogs that you follow to ask another 11 questions (ideally blogs with less than 200 followers) Don’t forget to link to me so I can see your answers! 🙂

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    • Kate
      February 21, 2015 @ 6:59 pm

      Thank you for nominating me!! I’m looking forward to reading your post tomorrow 🙂

      Reply

  6. Aanchal
    February 23, 2015 @ 1:08 pm

    Hi Kate!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog and following me. I am glad it connected me to you. Love your about me, I am sure and in agreement with you life is too short to sit and just think about what to do. Travelling makes us wiser and it awakens us.

    I am sure to follow you on your journey. Happy Travels

    Much Love
    Aanchal

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    • Kate
      February 23, 2015 @ 2:29 pm

      Thank you for following me as well, Aanchal! Travel definitely makes us wiser and more open-minded about the world. I’m looking forward to following along with all of your travels!

      Reply

  7. France Villarta
    February 24, 2015 @ 4:59 am

    Hey there Kate –

    Thanks for dropping by and for the follow. Jumping right in to see where your travel takes you.

    Cheers,
    France

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    • Kate
      February 24, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

      Hey France, thanks for the follow too! I love all your beautiful photos, I am excited to follow along with your travels!

      Reply

  8. alexraphael
    February 25, 2015 @ 7:35 pm

    And i thought I was well travelled! Lovely shots and great blog.

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    • Kate
      February 25, 2015 @ 9:42 pm

      Thank you, Alex!! I have been to my fair share of places in my 22 years but there’s so much more to see. Never stop traveling 🙂

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      • alexraphael
        February 26, 2015 @ 3:53 pm

        Where’s next on your list?

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        • Kate
          February 26, 2015 @ 5:04 pm

          Starting mid-May I will be traveling through Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and then to London! Do you have any travels planned?

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          • alexraphael
            February 26, 2015 @ 7:36 pm

            Have been to them all. I’ll be curious which you like most. When will you be in London? I went to France, Mexico and Holland last year, so used up a lot of holiday time ha. I’ve never been to Ireland though, so would like to go by the end of the year.

          • Kate
            February 26, 2015 @ 7:53 pm

            We will be in London for a few days in the second week of June. I would love to go to Ireland too, but we didn’t have time on this trip. Hopefully you get there this year!

          • alexraphael
            February 26, 2015 @ 7:58 pm

            Thanks. A friend is getting married there so might try and go a few days earlier to see different parts of the country. Not sure what I’ll be doing in June, but feel free to get in touch nearer the time if you want any recommendations or whatever.

          • Kate
            February 26, 2015 @ 8:05 pm

            I will definitely do that! Thanks, Alex!!

  9. Lexy
    March 9, 2015 @ 4:21 pm

    travel + food = perfect combination 🙂 Thanks for the follow! I’m liking your blog too!

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    • Kate
      March 9, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

      I totally agree. Thanks, Lexy!

      Reply

  10. Packing my Suitcase
    March 18, 2015 @ 8:02 am

    Hi Kate! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for following me 😀
    Your blog is pretty cool and I hope we can keep in touch!
    Happy travels to you,
    Allane

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    • Kate
      March 18, 2015 @ 3:47 pm

      Hey Allane! Thanks for the follow as well, I’m looking forward to reading more about your travels!

      Reply

  11. elizabethadan
    March 18, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

    Hi Kate!

    I think your blog is awesome and I nominated you for a Liebster Award. I hope you’ll accept! =]

    http://aquaberrybliss.com/2015/03/18/liebster-award-nomination/

    Elizabeth

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    • Kate
      March 18, 2015 @ 11:48 pm

      Thanks so much for the nomination, Elizabeth!

      Reply

  12. The Expatriate Runner
    March 21, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

    Hi Kate, thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog. Looks like we have many similar interests, even down to the blog theme! 🙂 Happy travels and blogging to you; I look forward to reading about your adventures!

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    • Kate
      March 22, 2015 @ 1:46 am

      Thanks for stopping by and for the follow as well! I’m really enjoying your blog and look forward to reading more about your travels. I can definitely always use a little more running motivation too 🙂

      Reply

  13. theoldfellowgoesrunning
    April 14, 2015 @ 5:11 am

    Hi Kate, I saw your comment on the “community pool”, and I recognised you. You are one of my dear followers on Twitter. 🙂
    Nice to connect with your blog on WordPress!
    ~Carl~

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    • Kate
      April 14, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

      Hey Carl! It’s great to connect with you on WordPress, too! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  14. rodi (Rob and Diane)
    April 15, 2015 @ 6:58 pm

    Hi Kate
    Thanks for the follow. We appreciate it since we are such old farts to someone your age. It’s nice to see people your age combining study with travel. We see so many of this generation that just wants to do basically nothing except “earn online income” which seems unfair to those of us raised in an America where you worked many years before doing whatever you want. Anyway, you seem to have a great attitude so good luck with everything; we’ll follow along and hope we can occasionally inspire you.
    Best
    Rob and Diane

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    • Kate
      April 15, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words. I’m really looking forward to following along with your travels as well. I’m sure we can both inspire each other 🙂

      Reply

  15. Jay
    April 20, 2015 @ 1:30 am

    Thanks for the follow, Kate! Love to read about fellow travelers, especially ones who love Harry Potter. 😉

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    • Kate
      April 20, 2015 @ 2:32 am

      Of course! Harry Potter is the best 🙂 Thanks for the follow too!

      Reply

  16. darwinontherocks
    April 21, 2015 @ 7:25 am

    I agree, the world is too big not to explore it 🙂 I’ve realized the more I travel, the more I want to discover more and more. It’s quite addictive.

    I’ve read that you are planning to visit Belgium, I’m from Belgium myself 😀 Where are you going to travel in my flat country ? 😀

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    • Kate
      April 21, 2015 @ 10:28 pm

      I have definitely realized the same thing! The more I travel, the bigger my desire to travel grows! Travel is definitely addictive, but hey, it’s a great thing to be addicted to 🙂 When we are in Belgium we will be visiting Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, and Brussels and I am so excited! Do you have any suggestions on things we must do or see before we leave?

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      • darwinontherocks
        April 22, 2015 @ 7:52 am

        Bruges, yes, you have to go to Bruges, this is a must do ! It is so romantic. By train from Brussels it is very convenient, and the town is close to the train station. I would recommend walking near the canals and exploring the town on foot. I would visit the major attractions (the Belfort, the Grote Markt, the staddhuis, the Spiegelrei, The burg , …). If you are not sure, next to the train station, there is a tourism office, you can get a map from there. My favorite place in Bruges is the Begijnhof, you have to visit !!! It’s so pretty. Don’t bother going to the chocolate museum, not worth it. If you try to find a good place to eat, avoid restaurants near the Begijnhof, most of them are tourist traps. A meal should not be more expensive than 20 euros, keep that in mind.

        Gent, I would also recommend going there, from Brussels it is also very convenient by train. I’ve made a post about Gent, maybe you can have a look : https://beautifuliceland.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/visiting-ghent-promenade-through-an-enchanting-belgian-city/

        In Brussels, checking out the Grand place and going to “mont des arts “nearby is quite nice. The museum for music instruments is awesome !!! Go to the café “le delirium tremens”, they have more than 1000 beers. It is great. You can have a “moule & frites” chez léon nearby, the best restaurant in town !!! I love going there. Don’t stop at the other restaurants of “la rue des bouchers” it is a MASSIVE TOURIST TRAP. It’s not fresh, my dad got seafood poisoning there. For fresh mussels, go chez léon. If you go on the website, you can download a voucher and have a cheaper price. Another option would be to eat in Sainte-Catherine’s square. There are many options to eat good food over there, especially during lunchtime they have deals.

        You can also visit a traditional brewery in Brussels : http://www.cantillon.be/br/3_1 to learn how the old school traditional lambec beers are made. Buying chocolate, Neuhaus is my favourite but Galler is quite nice too. You can have fries and Belgian waffles 😉 Visiting the Atonium and have a look at Manniken piss could be nice as well.

        As for Antwerpen, well, I’ve been there twice, but I didn’t find it amazing. There is the zoo. hmm ..The aquarium ? Why do you want to go there ? You know that this year, Mons is the European capital for culture ? They have plenty of events organized and 4 news museums 🙂

        Sorry for the long post 😉

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        • Kate
          April 22, 2015 @ 3:33 pm

          Oh wow, thank you so much, Gin! I was really lacking on what to do in Belgium but you gave us SO many wonderful ideas. We will definitely be checking out all of these! We are just stopping in Antwerp for a day trip on our way to Bruges from Amsterdam so we won’t be there very long. I am so thankful for your vast knowledge of Belgium and what to do/what not to do. I am excited to try out some of your restaurant suggestions, I love trying new restaurants that were suggested to me because I know they will be good! Thank you again for all the suggestions, I can’t wait to explore Belgium! 🙂

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          • darwinontherocks
            April 22, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

            Well, I’ve been living in Belgium for so long that I had time to explore a bit 😀

            I’m glad my suggestions could help you. If you have ANY questions, don’t hesitate to ask me, I love helping people planning their trip 🙂 Some places in Antwerpen are dirty and not safe, you are right to not stay for too long over there 🙂

          • Kate
            April 22, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

            I will, thanks Gin!

  17. Melis
    June 30, 2015 @ 9:05 pm

    Hi Kate,
    I’ve nominated you for the sisterhood of the world blogger award. It is better explained in my blog post https://infinitedaydreamer.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/ 🙂

    Reply

    • Kate
      July 2, 2015 @ 12:52 am

      Thanks so much for the nomination! 🙂

      Reply

  18. Lyana
    August 14, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

    Hi Kate, thanks so much for following my blog! I read your personal blurb and can agree on many points. I’m following you now 🙂 Looking forward to more beautiful posts from you.

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    • Kate
      August 14, 2015 @ 8:57 pm

      Thank you for visiting my blog, Lyana! I’m excited to read more of your inspiring posts too. Happy Travels 🙂

      Reply

  19. Julie Cao
    August 18, 2015 @ 10:32 pm

    Hi Kate, thank you for stopping by my blog and liked my bio.I love your pictures and the way you travel (explore your hometown is not too bad a travel option) ! Keep up the adventure spirit and look forward to reading more of your stories.

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    • Kate
      August 21, 2015 @ 10:23 pm

      Thank you so much, Julie! I’m excited to read about all your wonderful adventures too! Happy Travels 🙂

      Reply

  20. Lucy & Marty
    August 22, 2015 @ 1:33 am

    Hey Kate! have just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Please check out my blog post http://justourpassports.com/2015/08/22/the-liebster-award/ so you can share the love that this award inspires! Thanks for your blog 🙂

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    • Kate
      August 22, 2015 @ 11:20 am

      Thank you so much for nominating me, Lucy and Marty! I love reading your blog 🙂

      Reply

  21. alexdneagoe
    August 31, 2015 @ 9:35 am

    Hey! Just thought you should know I nominated you for the Sisterhood of World Blogger, here: https://alexdneagoe.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award/

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    • Kate
      August 31, 2015 @ 6:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Alex! I really appreciate you nominating me 🙂

      Reply

  22. pedrol
    September 27, 2015 @ 11:05 am

    enjoy your journey…and keep on sharing your experiences 🙂 PedroL

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    • Kate
      September 27, 2015 @ 11:18 am

      Thank you so much! Happy Travels 🙂

      Reply

  23. Ashley
    November 19, 2015 @ 8:52 am

    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Bloggers Award! Here’s a link to my post if you’re interested in participating: http://comoperderseenespana.com/2015/11/19/sunshine-bloggers-award/

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    • Kate
      November 19, 2015 @ 11:12 am

      Thank you so much for thinking of me Ashley! I really appreciate your nomination 🙂

      Reply

      • Ashley
        November 20, 2015 @ 5:10 am

        Not a problem! Your blog’s fantastic, couldn’t have thought of a better nominee!

        Reply

  24. fromdreamtoplan
    May 20, 2016 @ 4:51 am

    Hi Kate! Happy to have found your blog! I love travelling to so following you will definitely be interesting! 🙂 Looking forward to reading about your adventures! 🙂

    https://fromdreamtoplan.wordpress.com/

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    • Kate
      May 21, 2016 @ 8:33 am

      Hey Lisa! Thank you so much for stopping by, I’m really glad you are enjoying what you see. Travel is one of my biggest passions and I can tell it is one of yours too 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading more about your travels around Europe too!

      Reply

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