If someone told my younger self that I would be living in a vibrant beach in Costa Rica and traveling the world, plus creating a way to make a second career out of writing, I would have told them, “No way”. Yet, here I am making my dream of living overseas a reality and helping others do the same.

I am a former media sales executive and radio show co-host turned writer and influencer, sharing the stories of my life journey, snippets of advice, and travel recommendations.

My writing covers a multitude of topics that touch our lives – finances, sex, health, food/wine, midlife crisis, relocating overseas, 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 Costa Rica Correspondent.  It has allowed me, beyond my dreams, to be able to explore and research my adopted home country and to become an expert on all things Costa Rica (see media links below).  I have continued as a contributor, now covering other international destinations.

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

TripCast360: The Joys of Life in Costa Rica (podcast)

“It’s the Journey” with Carlo Peitro SanFilippo (podcast) 

Move or Improve Guest Interview (podcast)

Condé Nast Traveler (article)

CNBC: How to Retire Abroad (article/video)

The Ripple Effect (podcast)

Muckrack Journalist Writing Portfolio (print) 

Chris & Jerry’s Travel Advice Show (podcast)

Interview on Meri Kahani Show in Pakistan (video)

Countries Visited (interactive map)

International Living Articles (print)

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

Rickshaw Challenge Competition in India Short Film: (video)

YouTube: Unique Foods of Costa Rica (video)