About

If someone told me that I would be living in Costa Rica creating a way to make a career out of writing, I would have told them, “no way”. Yet here I am making my dream a reality.

I am a former media sales executive and brief radio show co-host turned writer and influencer, sharing the stories of my life journey, advice, and travels with anyone who will listen!

The midwest values of Chicago created me, eclectic Austin molded me, and international life completed me.

A multitude of topics are covered in my writing which touches our lives – finances, sex, health, food/wine, midlife crisis, and of course, travel adventures. I have also discovered the beauty of storytelling through fiction while working on my first contemporary novel.

I joined the worldwide staff of writers for International Living Magazine and their family of print and online products in March 2018 as their Coastal Costa Rica Correspondent.  It has allowed me, beyond my dreams, to be able to explore and research my new home country and to become an expert on all things coastal Costa Rica (see media link below).

Even amid tragedy and sadness, I find our world to be an awe-inspiring place. I humbly hope my pieces of wisdom or entertainment can help you, my reader, in some way connect with your happiness or wanderlust.

Come along on my journey, KatsJourney, and let’s have some fun!

In The Press

Chris & Jerry’s Travel Advice Show (podcast)

Interview on Meri Kahani Show in Pakistan (video)

International Living Articles (print)

The Ramble Travel Site: Ask a Local Interview (print)

Rickshaw Challenge Competition in India Short Film: (video)

Savvy Creative Christina Shout Engine Interview: Dream Travel (podcast)