For the love of travel


When I was 12, I left the country for the first time and my wanderlust never looked back.

Traveling to new places and meeting new people truly became “the healthiest addiction.”

Today I’ll go anywhere a ticket is offered. Once, a friend-iversary trip became Anne and me sleeping near hippos as we safaried in Uganda, and I thought we’d just have a nice spa weekend! However, when adventure knocks, I pack my bags.

Plus, my American-born/Australian-raised husband, Luke, helps feed the addiction regularly.

Luke and I have been blessed with time together all over the world, from camping on the ice in Antarctica to sailing above the Arctic Circle. While in Antarctica, we both achieved the goal of visiting all 7 continents.

We love sharing travel and adventure with our children as well and international travel is something all four boys have experienced from an early age. 

My Four Favorite Trips Are...

Cruising the Norwegian fjords, Iceland, and Scotland with my husband, sons, and parents ranks highly for me. It was a special multi-generational time that allowed us all to experience this unique part of the world together. One of my favorite memories (and pictures) will forever be my dad with one of my youngest sons together in Iceland. Those days are truly tucked away and cherished.

Exploring Thailand and Bhutan with my brother granted me first-hand access to Vajrayana Buddhism, a form of Buddhism I had only read about previously. Bhutan did not have much access to the outside world before the 1970s, and even in the early 2000s it remained relatively unchanged. It was fascinating to learn more about their history, food, and culture, and even try my hand in a local dance or two.

Why Choose Katie


I’ve traveled to all 7 continents, around more than 25 countries, & through all 50 states


I’m certified as a CTA, as an IBCCES CATP, and have completed many supplier-based trainings



I keep current by reading industry journals and by attending webinars and conferences.


I’m contracted with Travel Leaders which gives my clients access to extra amenities

Achieving my life goal of visiting all 7 continents, with the added bonus of achieving it before I turned 40, completed a goal I set for myself when I was 12 years old. The night before we flew to Argentina, I was like a kid at Christmas. Most of the time I was on the ship I couldn’t believe I was actually there. The staff and crew of the GAdventures Expedition were very knowledgable and engaging. I felt like part of their family when the expedition was over.

Girl-tripping with my grannie was a also special time. When Grannie was with me in Italy she kept repeating “I’m just a small town girl! How did I end up here?!” Watching her eyes as she took in the sights of Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy was like experiencing those places again for the first time.

Client Testimonials

Thank you Kate. You are patient, kind, competent and always professional in your help to us. You are appreciated.
Stephanie S.
We have called upon Katie several times for trip planning. She has always been willing to take our plans and arrange a workable schedule. She has been resourceful and prompt with any questions or concerns that we have had.
Leon S.
Katie’s great! She took care of all the hard stuff that made it possible for us to do our work.
David B.

A beautiful world waits for you.

I can’t wait to help you discover it!