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Welcome! I’m Katie – Founder of KatieCafTravel

Thank you for showing an interest in my blog! I’m so happy you’re here. First of all, my name is Katie – I grew up in the suburbs of New York City. I only left North America for the first time when I went on a study abroad program in Italy during my junior year of college.

It was in Italy where I caught the “Travel Bug”, and made it my goal to travel as much as I could! 

Fast-forward half a decade and I’ve been on the road full-time traveling for over three years, and have visited over 30 countries (and counting!)

I’ve been hopping around Asia for the past two years, and when I’m not traveling internationally, I live in Bali. I love exploring Indonesia’s remote outer islands and writing about them for this blog.

My special interests are adventure travel, history, exploring remote islands, and helping travelers just like you travel better and more often by providing quality travel resources and first-hand accounts of what to expect while on the road! 👉 Read My Story

Picture of Katie Caf who is the author and sole owner of katiecaftravel.com posing with a pink suitcase and black backpack in front of a beach scene in Flores Island, Indonesia.
Living out of a suitcase & loving life <3
Blogger Katie Caf poses for a photo at Omma Pool Club in Ubud, Bali. In the background there's a waterfall which is overlooked upon from an infinity pool. In the foreground, there are many leaves and foliage.
Blogger Katie Caf smiles for a photo wearing snorkel headgear and a black long-sleeve bathing suit. The photo is taken from underwater with orange jellyfish in the foreground and background. The photo is from Sohoton Cove in Siargao, in the Philippines.
Blogger Katie Caf smiles for a photo on top of a red ATV with a waterfall cascading in the background. This waterfall is in Ubud, Bali. Underfoot is brown muddy water.

Where I’ve Been Featured as a Travel Expert

I’m so grateful to have had my blog featured in amazing publications such as Thrillist, Travel+Leisure, and Insider Magazine. Here are some places you can find KatieCafTravel mentioned online:

  • ⭐️ InsiderI’m a travel writer who moved abroad with just a suitcase and backpack — here’s what I packed and what I recommend leaving behind
  • Travel + Leisure7 Financial Tips From Digital Nomads Who Travel the World Full-time
  • Thrillist 11 Products That Will Keep You Cool While Traveling—Even During a Heat Wave
  • Newsbreak 11 Secret Perks Airlines Won’t Tell You About
  • Odysee How to Plan the Perfect Summer Vacation
  • US NewsSolo Travel for Women: The 18 Best Destinations (Plus Tips), and The 6 Best Packable Jackets of 2023
  • DiveInTravel Scams and How to Avoid Them
  • Apartment TherapyHow to Break the Ice with Your Neighbors If You’re Moving to a Foreign Country
  • EuroNewsweekBargain seekers find unique items in second-hand shops
  • GoBankingRatesTravel Expert Secrets: 9 Trips That Cost Less Than You Think, 10 Ridiculous Travel Fees To Watch Out For, According to Experts, Is It Still Cheaper To Stay in an Airbnb vs. a Hotel?, 14 Cheap Places To Travel in August

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