Hello there, I’m Katie – an NCTJ-qualified journalist, travel writer and editor.

As well as this blog (which only my mum reads), I write and edit for a few different publications and companies and I offer private consulting.  

I hope you enjoy reading about my rambles. Please feel free to leave me a comment, or follow me on social media.

Thanks for stopping by, and hopefully see you around!


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

“Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella Fitzgerald



Advice and Travel Consulting

You can book a Zoom call with me, which will include:

  • Uninterrupted time with an experienced traveller and travel writer where you can ask me anything. The call will be recorded for your convenience so you can listen/watch in future and you’re welcome to invite all the parties in your travel group to attend, even if they’re based in a different location. During the session I’ll help you plan a personalised itinerary, share local knowledge and answer your questions. I do not book on your behalf, but can help get you ready to book independently.
  • A Google Doc with your personalised itinerary/notes.

    NB. Private consultations are charged at a rate of USD130/hour. You can book increments of 30 minutes. Payment is required in advance of your booking and is charged by credit card. Please email katiemonk06@gmail.com to book.

Reviews and press trips 

You can view my media pack here

In terms of collaborations and commissions, I can offer the following services either on my blog or elsewhere:

  • Destination and product reviews
  • Hotel reviews
  • Press trips
  • Sponsored posts
  • Paid campaigns
  • Product reviews
  • Consulting
  • Copywriting
  • Editing and proof-reading
  • Banner ads and links
  • Advertising from relevant companies
  • Social media promotion, management and takeovers
  • Branding
  • Brand ambassadorship
  • Website design
    NB. I either travel independently or I take sponsored press/FAM trips to destinations. All opinions are my own, and my travel reviews are 100% objective, so if I include it on my blog or anywhere else, it’s because I think it’s good, and you will enjoy it too. Otherwise, it stays out.