October Travel Blogger of the Month - Kathy

Name: Kathy

Blog Name: Walkabout Wanderer

How many countries around the world have you travelled to?

I am currently on my 59th country as I am in Norway.

October Travel Blogger of the Month - Kathy. Click here to read more of Kathy's story and what inspired her to create a travel blog. She shares where she has been to, her favourite destination (not what you might think!) and where she is off to next. Read more!

What was your first overseas trip?

It was in France with my parents when I was young. We drove from the North West of England and crossed over at Dover on the ferry, which I was very sick on.

What is your favourite destination in the world and why?

I have two. I love Taiwan and Myanmar, mostly for the same reason, the people. They are so lovely and welcome you into their homes. They are not massive tourist destinations…yet! Therefore are not over crowded by travellers. They both have so many beautiful places to see. But if I had to pinpoint one place then it would be Bagan, Myanmar.

What inspired you to start a travel blog?

I used to post a lot on my personal Facebook page about my travels and loved it when I got a message from someone saying I had inspired them to travel. Also a lot of friends would ask me about travel tips which I loved to share. This combination was the reason why I started my travel blog.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of travel blogging?

Feedback about how I have inspired someone to travel. I love to hear from readers.

Name three things on your bucket list:

  1. Hiking in Tibet
  2. Silk road, Iran
  3. Taking a boat from Cape point to Antarctica.
October Travel Blogger of the Month - Kathy. Click here to read more of Kathy's story and what inspired her to create a travel blog. She shares where she has been to, her favourite destination (not what you might think!) and where she is off to next. Read more!

Where are you off to on your next trip?

I'm currently taking a road trip around the South West of Norway but my next trip is to Japan where I start my 18 month travel of the world. I am really excited about this as the most time I have been able to get off work has only ever been 4 weeks. I have taken a risk and quit my job as a nurse and plan to make the most of my time off.

Apart from travel, name three other interest/hobbies that not many people may know about you:

  1. I love animals. I have 3 cats and a tortoise called Sheldon. I used to have a German Sheppard called Leon who unfortunately passed away in 2015.
  2. I grow my own vegetables during the summer.
  3. Travelling pillion on my friends motorbike.

If you are inspired by Kathy's travel story, you can check out her blog Walkabout Wanderer here or on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

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October Travel Blogger of the Month - Kathy. Click here to read more of Kathy's story and what inspired her to create a travel blog. She shares where she has been to, her favourite destination (not what you might think!) and where she is off to next. Read more!

Sally Cochrane

Sally is a Brisvegas (Brisbane, Australia) born travel blogger and founder of Travel Blog Squad, an online community for travel bloggers. Among many other experiences, she has skied down the Austrian Alps on Christmas day, gone for a ride in an army tank through the mud in Slovakia, woken up before dawn to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat and attended university in Mexico. Hola! Her non-travel-related interests include tea (of any and every kind), TED Talks and running at her local Parkrun.