Travel makes you richer

Growing up, I was always intrigued by maps and excelled in geography. As I got older, I started to make a point to travel as much as I could and see as much of this beautiful world as possible. I've made a goal to see all 50 states, and am up to 35 between various vacations and road trips.

Kate has been to 35 US States
Kate has been to: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

I grew up in Connecticut which was easy access to the rest of New England, as well as being about an hour outside of NYC and New Jersey. I also traveled a lot to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina growing up since my nana lived there. Moving to Florida has provided me with the endless options of travel between the Atlantic side and the gulf side of the state. So many beautiful cities and beach towns.

U.S. Cities and Places {All links lead to recent reviews of the destination}

New York City
Cape Cod
Block Island (off the coast of Rhode Island)
Key West
New Orleans
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Washington D.C.
Freeport, Maine
Yellowstone National Park
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
St. Pete Beach
Lakes Region, New Hampshire

Kate’s Travel Map
Kate has been to: Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States.

 I always thought I was well traveled, until I built this map and it looks like I've barely scratched the surface of traveling around the world. I went all the way to Fiji for my honeymoon, but didn't think to package it together with New Zealand or Australia. After learning my lesson from that trip, I made sure that when we "crossed the pond" to go to Europe for the first time last spring that we didn't just stay in one place. We conquered 4 cities in 6 days which was a lot, but totally worth it.

International & Caribbean Travel

Canada - every winter with friends from 1997 to 2001 for "snow camp".
Cancun, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico - 2008 and again in 2011
Costa Maya, Mexico
Puerto Rico - 2009 and again in 2015
St. Thomas - 2009 and again in 2015
St. John
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bahamas - 2013 and again in 2015
Barcelona, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Marseille, France
Lisbon, Portugal

Looks like I still have a lot of trips to review on the blog, and that's why I'm looking forward to rolling out a monthly travel link up with some of my favorite girls. Get your posts ready (and dig up some old favs), hopefully I'll be making a more formal announcement soon!

Where are some of your favorite places you've been? Where do you want to make a point to go next?


  1. DAMN, girl, you've got me beat in the US and the world!!! I thought I was pretty good with 26 states visited! You are an awesome traveler. I love this post and have mine ready to go next week! Jealous of your international travel, I want to go to FIJI so badly!

  2. You are so well traveled! Traveling is so amazing for the soul and I think you should take all of the trips you can!

  3. You are a traveling machine which is amazing!! I'm so happy that you have been to Block Island, for a while I felt like there aren't many people that know about this little gem!! I think the best part about cruises is being able to see so many different places! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  4. ah i love this! you've definitely been to some good places! i wanna do my own map - looks fun!

  5. Yay for traveling!! I seriously need to get out of the state soon! Well I guess I will be in August but I need to get out more than once this year!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. I love these posts and those little map gadgets! It's so fun to see all the places you've been (which is a LOT more than me!!) I have not been in the mood to travel for a long time due to having kids (they were hard to take anywhere and we didn't have anyone to leave them with that we trusted), but we're starting to get to a stage where we can travel more and I am sooo excited to explore some new places!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  7. You have definitely been a bunch of places! I couldn't agree more that travelling is the only thing that you can buy that really makes you richer :) Love the idea for this post!

  8. So excited for the linkup!! My goal is to visit all 50 states, too - I have half of them down so far!

  9. wowww!!! you are very well traveled haha! i have been to probably .... 8 states max. how sad!

  10. I think I've visited about 20 states. I definitely want to increase that number...and I've never been out of the country, so I need to get on that too!

  11. Wow! You have been to so many places. Sounds like a fun linkup!!

  12. You have been to a lot of places. I haven't done near enough International travel so I really want to start going more places overseas. North Carolina was a favorite. Germany was nice too.

  13. I want to hit all 50 states - I don't have a lot done so we're trying to knock a lot out with road trips over the next few years.

  14. You have been to so many places!!! That is awesome! I am not sure how many states I have been too. I haven't been further west than Texas yet.

  15. Wow you've been a lot more places than I have! A travel link-up sounds like fun!

  16. Girlfriend! You have been some fabulous places! I think traveling is the best there is - there are SO many other places in this world to see and I just want to see them all. I love growing my travels year after year.