Welcome! Read on to find out what my blog is all about ♥



Among many other things, I am a world traveler, amateur photographer, vintage fashion enthusiast, vegetarian, college grad and currently a flight attendant. I also sell vintage band tees over at the Nomad Youth shop! This blog is a place for me to share what I find to be beautiful or inspiring and it is also a place for me to share some traveling stories.

One of those crazy traveling stories and the whole reason I got addicted to travel involves living in this tree house in Barcelona, Spain for a few months in 2011 until the Policia came and took everything peope staying there owned when they came. So, I was left with the clothes on my back in a foreign country with…

No I.D.

No Spanish.

No phone.

No passport.

No return plane ticket

& NO money.

What I did quickly develop was something that no one can ever take away from me! A mind that craves adventure and the uncertainty that traveling brings. Especially traveling in ways that are out of the ordinary as I did in Spain. Every morning, I never knew where I would sleep that night, yet never once was I in need.

After 4 months in Spain, I used some refund money that I had just gotten and ended up in Paris for another 4 months, but that is a whole different story for another post…

Eat, Pray, Love has NOTHING on my travel stories, if I do say so myself. 

Going from living a very comfortable life in San Francisco to living with literally nothing yet being a million times happier obviously had a huge impact on the way I see the world and got me to start researching the following question:

Is there some big secret to happiness that lies in the opposite life that most of us are trying to achieve? I am still on the quest to answer this question as I continue to travel the world and learn about other cultures ways of living.

Let’s become friends if we are not already! I love people and feel happiest when I am in contact with those from other countries than my own… brings back that happy traveling feeling.




I am still new to this all, so I just wanted to add how grateful I am that YOU read this first post of mine! Every like or comment means A LOT to me, so seriously – thank you.



26 thoughts on “ABOUT”

  1. You are simply awesome, I read all your post,amazing..:) keep posting..

    • Thank you! Ahhh feels good to get back to blogging finally. I hope you enjoy the many posts to come as well. I promise to respond much, much sooner next time! 😉 All my very best – Kate

  2. Diyana W. said:

    Hey! I nominated you for an award. Congratulations! Check the link out! (This is not a spam, I assure you) https://conversationallyselective.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-2/

  3. Hi there! I nominated you for an award! Please check the link if you’d like to participate 🙂 http://iquitmyjobandmovedtoguam.com/2013/02/07/blog-awards/

  4. Than you Kate for following my blog.
    I hope you are having fun blogging as well.
    Viva 2013!

  5. thanks for liking my post … i am so impressed at your courage on this one, your sense of embrace and adventure, wow. i will read more …

    • Hello there Neon Fish! Thank you so much for your kind words! It will take even more courage to publicly declare the rest of my travel stories (this will seem like NOTHING! haha) but I have made the choice to do it in the hope that it will touch and inspire SOMEONE, anyone, and get people thinking about topics they may have never heard of before. It is worth sharing personal stuff if that goal is accomplished. Anyways, Happy Monday! Hope to see you in blog land again soon. 😉

  6. Howdy from Nashville Ms. NY! So glad you stumbled upon my blog – and I’m loving cruising through yours. Nice to have a new friend. Cheers!

    • Hey there! I was just looking at your blog last night, and now come to find out I have (so rudely!) not even replied to this comment here! I am so sorry, please forgive me. I hope you are having a fabulous start to your week over there in Nashville! Oh and your right on the friend comment, I am loving how blogging has allowed me to connect with awesome people already from all over the place! Stay beautiful! x

  7. Many thanks for taking time to visit dragonshades. Keep on enjoying life which is a delicious mystery.

  8. Wild Juggler said:

    Love your story. And a vegetarian! You’re too awesome. Take good care of yourself.

  9. done. 🙂

  10. Oh that’s so romantic, what a love story, getting engaged the first night you arrvied in paris!! 😀

    • Haha yes, very.. it was unreal and I feel SO blessed to have such a memory. I sure do miss that magical city! I assume you have been there since you are from Europe and into fashion – or am I wrong?

      • Oh must have been amazing living there! i been there when I was very young, so don’t remember too much, but will defientley go again!:)

      • Oh I saw you had commented on my new post about london, but something is wrong with my blog sometimes, can’t seem to see what you wrote, can u try to post it again :)? x

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