Exploring California.

I want to share some of my favorite photos from the past three weekends. I’ve made it a goal to see something new every weekend to keep my travel spirits high and healthy. After spending some time abroad I realized I had explored very little of the place I call home.  Continue reading “Exploring California.”

I’m hella broke…

Yup. I’m about to share some pretty personal information. All for the sake of … sharing. Continue reading “I’m hella broke…”

Finding peace in Prague.. with alcohol!

Ok, so finally a happy post! I feel like my last two were written during some rough times, but hey, that’s life. Luckily, my time in Prague turned around quite incredibly and I ended up having the time of my life. Once I reminded myself that I was in control of my happiness, I started to relax and I really worked on myself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Plainly put, I needed a chill pill. Continue reading “Finding peace in Prague.. with alcohol!”

Protests, police presence.. I’ve returned to America.

So, I’m back in the San Francisco, Bay Area! What an amazing journey it’s been. My last post wasn’t very uplifting, and I’m not sure if this one will be either, but my next post will be dedicated to the awesome time I had in Prague once I relaxed and let things happen naturally. Continue reading “Protests, police presence.. I’ve returned to America.”

Thailand withdrawals and bitter realizations.

So it’s been almost two weeks since I left Thailand. Now that I’m gone, OF COURSE my brain starts racing with thoughts of sadness and loss. (The grass is always greener…) I feel like my time there was too short. Continue reading “Thailand withdrawals and bitter realizations.”

Is having kids in my future?

I really appreciate the honesty of this blogger. I personally don’t know if I’ll have kids in the future, so it’s nice to see other people who’ve made a choice and stand behind it. Kids are not for everyone. I’m sure many travelers wonder if they’ll have kids or put off having kids in order to travel. As my travel and life goals list becomes longer, I feel this idea gaining more power.

Kait Ketola Has Things to Say

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I’m fairly open about private life events. Actually, I’m 99% certain that I seriously overshare private life events. With that said, I’ll just get on with all that oversharing business.

I’m 24 and I got a tubal ligation just over a week ago. In case you’re not hip to what that means, I’ll explain: a doctor got all up in my guts, removed a piece from both of my fallopian tubes, and literally burned that bridge so that little man sperms can’t get to my eggs. In other words, I’m sterile – of my own accord. Kind of extreme, right?

I’ve known that kiddos were not for me since I was about 12 or 13. At that age, it was a lot of grown-ups exchanging amused but knowing smiles. “Oh-hoh, you’ll change your mind!” “Well, not now but when you’re grown up and have a husband…” But every year, without fail…

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Goodbye, Thailand. Time to reflect.

My travels in Thailand have come to an end. As I look back on the photos I took from the 3 months I spent there, I am pleasantly reminded of all the interesting experiences I had. Now it’s time for reflection. So how has the trip changed me? Continue reading “Goodbye, Thailand. Time to reflect.”

How I was able to start my traveling journey.

I’m not particularly special. I’m not wealthy. I don’t have a bunch of awesome connections or hook ups (aside from ones I’ve made along the way). And nothing has really been handed to me. Things have just happened in such a way that allowed me to be where I am today. Let me explain. Continue reading “How I was able to start my traveling journey.”

Adjusting to a new life in Thailand.

So, I’ve been traveling and living in Thailand now for about 2 months. In a short time I was able to accomplish visiting many places so I’m pretty pumped about that! Continue reading “Adjusting to a new life in Thailand.”

A year in Prague: The good and the bad.

I had the pleasure of living in Prague for one full year from July 2013 to July 2014. Originally I had planned to stay only for one month while earning my TEFL certification, but I quickly fell in love with this historic city and decided to stay longer. My only regret was not properly handling my visa/work permit situation, which eventually forced me to leave my job and Europe. Despite the unwanted ending, I loved my time in Prague and so I’ve created this list to share the things I enjoyed and disliked about living in Prague. Continue reading “A year in Prague: The good and the bad.”