About

Connecting dots…on a world map.

I was one of the lucky ones.  The world of travel was opened up to me at a very young age.  On my first trip to Sicily I was only one year old.  In my time on this planet I have been blessed to see numbers of places around the world, trying spectacular new foods, and meeting many amazing new friends along the way.  I have seen awe-inspiring sights, and stayed in interesting places.  Always, I feel as though I am learning, and connecting with the people, places, sights, and customs of the cultures around me.  I embrace the traditions of others with open arms, because through these experiences, I grow.

Here I share with you the stories, faces, places, and flavors that are my journey.

7 Responses to About

  1. Aldo says:

    Hey, I work with the CheapOair travel blog (cheapoair.typepad.com) and we’re interested in having you guest blog for us. Please contact me if you’re interested. Thanks! Aldo.

  2. I really envy you, for being able to travel to many places.
    Please, let me know when you’re planning to visit Indonesia.
    Want to meet and hear from you about your journeys.

    Regards,
    Prem.

  3. katrinamauro says:

    Hey Prem! I do hope to spend some time in SE Asia within the next few years. Really I am trying to plan a 6+ month trip to the area like 3 years from now.

  4. Ayoung says:

    Hi,

    I’d like to invite you to participate in my research: “What Do Bloggers Want to Preserve? Defining the ‘Essence’ of User-Generated Content for Preservation.” This study will gain an understanding of how bloggers value their blogs and what elements bloggers think are important for preservation.

    You are being asked to participate because your blog posts are tagged as being related to the theme of travel in one of the blog-hosting services and because your blog is not hosted by any commercial agency. Your participation is completely voluntary.

    The survey is NOW OPEN and will remain open until midnight (EDT) 20 April 2011. If you are interested and would like to part in take the survey, please visit this URL: http://bloggersurvey.web.unc.edu/

    Thank you in advance for considering participation in my study, and please
    feel free to pass along this survey to others who might be interested!
    Ayoung Yoon
    Doctoral Student
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    School of Information and Library Science
    ayyoon@email.unc.edu

  5. Hey Katrina,

    How are you? I have been looking at your site and its awesome! I just started my own travel website this month called Life Out of a Suitcase and I have been contacting some of my twitter friends in order to collaborate.

    Firstly, I was wondering if you would be interested in a Link Exchange? Also, if you are a 20 something, maybe you would be interested in being part of my new interview series or contributing a guest post or photo to the site?

    Let me know what you think! Have a good weekend!
    Nithya

    nithya@lifeoutofasuitcase.com

  6. Myles MacMILLAN says:

    has more of a floral versus geometric pattern, but i got it for very little $. It seems to be wool and jute (where the rug has worn a hole through. I don’t know if its a serious oriental rug or if my first foray into rug gathering has been a bust? can you provide even the tinest bit of info?
    regards
    p.s. viewed your story on rug buying on huffpost.
    -myles

  7. neonomadresearch says:

    Dear Katrina,

    Sorry for such a long post, I couldn’t find a contact email address for you!

    I am a current postgraduate student at Swansea University in the UK undertaking research for my thesis which is about the experiences of long-term travellers.

    I have really enjoyed reading excerpts of your very insightful blog (if only I had time to read it all!) and I am really keen to use it in my research. I am particularly interested in individual’s motivations for travel, new experiences and ideas of ‘home’. If you agree to let me use your blog as part of this research your identity is guaranteed to be kept strictly confidential and anonymous. I am purely interested in undertaking a content analysis of the textual narrative that you have presented in the blog in order to draw out meaning and deeper understandings, and of course you are more than welcome to view the research findings.

    I would really appreciate your informed consent and assistance to go ahead to use your blog. (There is debate as to whether blogs are private/public so I have chosen to take the ethical approach and ask!)

    I may also be conducting interviews in the near future with long term travellers; if you would be interested in contributing your views to this research please let me know, any input is most valuable.

    Thank you very much for your time,
    I look forward to hearing from you. (Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me)

    Kind regards and happy travelling!
    Natalia 480521@swansea.ac.uk (MA Human Geography postgraduate student at Swansea University)

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