Playing With Elephants

Day 88:  Thailand  We started the day by getting breakfast at the hotel across the street from us.  I was disappointed by the…

My Elephant Tribe

Day 87:  Thailand   For lunch today I tried green curry fried rice.  It was so good, one of the best things I’ve…

Spa Day

Day 86:  Thailand Today is one of the greatest days.  We booked our elephant sanctuary tour.  After a lot of research we settled…

Zoos Suck

Day 85:  Thailand We slept in this morning and headed in search of some green curry for lunch.  I love green curry and…

Wat a Day

Day 84:  Thailand Today is my favorite persons birthday, my grandfather.  He is the voice in my head steering me right from wrong. …

Enough is Enough

Day 83:  Thailand  I arrived in Bangkok super early.  Immigration was a nightmare.  Since it was so early they only had a couple…

Life is Inconvenient

Day 82:  Japan  Brian left at 5am this morning.  Even though we are headed to the same place, we are on two different…

Taking it Slow

Day 81:  Japan This morning we started our day with travel planning at Starbucks.  Its raining again.  I’m feeling a little better, but…

Fueling My Fire

Day 80:  Japan BREAKING NEWS!!!!! I’m Sick…Again!  Shocker!  Why do I keep getting sick?  Its all been respiratory.  I have never had so…

My Life Matters

Day 79:  Japan  I want to start today’s entry by wishing my amazing mother a very Happy Birthday!  I say this all the…

Pocky Stick Heaven

Day 78:  Japan When we let this afternoon we were starving.  The closest thing to our apartment ended up being a Thai food…

Lessons Learned

Day 77:  Japan This morning we headed back to Camden’s Blue Star donuts before heading to the airport. I was sad to leave…

Appreciate Your Surroundings

Day 76:  Japan  I was so excited to start the day today.  Today, we went on an excursion to see Mt. Fuji.  It…

Finding Tranquility in the Chaos

Day 75:  Japan For lunch today we decided on Japanese curry.  Unfortunately (but also fortunately), we chose an Indian curry restaurant called Curry…

Amazing Food

Day 74:  Japan  Today is the birthday of one of my very best friends that I have the honor of also calling my…

Spontaneity is the Key to Amazing

Day 73:  Japan  On the way to Shibuya Crossing this morning we stopped in a random sushi shop that we had walked past…

Lighting Up My Soul

Day 72:  Japan Today, we got to act like children.  We went to Tokyo Disneyland.  I went all out with Dumbo Ears and…

For God So Loved the World

Day 71:  Japan Happy Easter!  Easter has always been my favorite holiday, but not for the obvious reason.  It is true that I…

Pandas4Life

Day 70:  Japan This morning I woke up with a craving for donuts.  So, I did what any sane person in my situation…

90s Flashback

Day 69:  Japan  Jet Lag is real, my friends.  I have never experienced it, but this morning it hit me hard.  Falling asleep…

Jet Lag is Real

Day 68:  Japan We finally landed in Tokyo.  Despite sleeping on the plane we were both ready for bed.  So we quickly made…

Missing My California Family

Day 67: USA & ? We landed in Dallas around 6am this morning.  We were exhausted and could not wait to sleep.   …

Long Travel Days

Day 66:  Colombia & ? After continuing to fight with the dryer, we went to El Santisimo for lunch.  It did not disappoint. …

Laundry Mishaps

Day 65:  Colombia We finally found the post office.  We had so much to ship.  It took forever to ship everything.  After 3…

Don't Take Things Personally

Day 64: Colombia  After not sleeping the night before, I needed to sleep in this morning.  So, we got a pretty late start. …

Shared Experiences

Day 63:  Colombia For some reason I didn’t sleep last night.  Last night we decided we would head to the beach this morning…

Counting My Blessings

Day 62:  Colombia Today, we decided the find a post office, but it proved impossible.  We walked down the street where it was…

Hard Choices

Day 61:  Colombia Our view is absolutely stunning.  I can’t believe we get to wake up to the ocean every morning.  I am…

The Power of Choice

Day 60:  Colombia  This morning was our last one in Medellin.  So, we decided to grab some Bandeja Paisa before we packed and…

True Euphoria

Day 59:  Colombia Eggs and Bunuelos, take two!  We found a little cafe around the corner. So, why not go back.  Brian is…

Celebrate Love

Day 58: Colombia  Breakfast is served!  This morning we had eggs and bunuelos for breakfast.  I really like bunuelos.  Where have they been…

Aha Moments

Day 57:  Colombia The view from our apartment windows are amazing.  We can see so much of the city.  There is a full…

Dreams Do Come True

Day 56:  Colombia April fools! Yesterday, was 55 days on this journey.  Its hard to believe that we have been gone for 55…

Tattoos are Art

Day 55:  Colombia  When we were on Monserrate the other day we saw Guadalupe Hill, the mountain next to Monserrate,  Guadalupe Hill had…

There is Nothing to Figure Out

Day 54:  Colombia Have you ever taken a 2 hour Uber ride?  Well I have.  To go to a Salt Cathedral.  Yes, a…

Focus on your Vision

Day 53:  Colombia We were so tired from the night before that we ended up sleeping in and leaving the apartment in search…

Its OK to Ask for Help

Day 52:  Colombia This morning we woke up and went in search of a bakery because all of our Colombian friends told us…

Processing

Day 51:  Peru & ? Today is our last day in Peru.  We began our day by going back to the Ayahuasca store…

Surrender

Day 50:  Peru  I’m not really sure how to put into words my experience with Ayahuasca.  I have never in my life experienced…

New Experiences

Day 49:  Peru By the time we woke up and got out the door it was lunch time.  So we ventured to town…

Celebrate the Small Wins

Day 48:  Peru Today was an amazing day.  I could feel it from the moment I woke up.  We got up super early…

Change is a Process

Day 47:  Peru  Packing was a challenge this morning.  I just wanted to keep sleeping.  As usual we were running late.  We left…

Finally Giving In

Day 46:  Peru I spent the day in bed resting while Brian explored Lima.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't…

Not Giving In

Day 45:  Peru Shout out to my Aunt Dale.  Today is her birthday!  I hope you have the most amazing day.  You inspire…

Creating Balance

Day 44:  Peru I’m not feeling much better, but I am gonna keep going.  We had sandwiches at a cute little counter called…

I'm Only Human

Day 43:  Argentina & ? I’m really afraid I’m getting sick.  I couldn’t sleep last night.  My body was achy and it was…

You Get to Change your Mind

Day 42:  Argentina Today we went in search of the best empanada.  According to Google, Tripadvisor and several blogs the best empanadas are…

Choose Laughter

Day 41:  Argentina Today is St. Patrick’s day which is not a thing in Argentina, but Lord knows I’ve had enough wine in…

Be your Authentic you

Day 40:  Argentina If you know me, you know I am attracted to men with long hair, but they have to have a…

There are No Accidents

Day 39:  Argentina The Mickie’s Miracles website is in Dev and this morning I got to review it.  A bunch of pictures are…

Perfect Can Be the Enemy of

Day 38:  Argentina Jorge came at 11:30am to take us to the airport.  Check in was a breeze, but when we made it…

Choose You

Day 37:  Argentina Today would have been my grandfather's birthday.  To be honest, I don’t think about him as often as I should. …

I Am Satisfied

Day 36:  Argentina This morning we had an early wake up call.  We were headed to our next home for a couple of…

Listen to Your Body

Day 35: Argentina Sometimes in life it is important to give in to your bodies request for rest.  This morning was one of…

In the Right Place at the

Day 34:  Argentina I started my day with Ashram research.  When I’m in India, I plan on staying in an ashram for awhile. …

What's Your Legacy

Day 33:  Argentina This morning was interesting.  The shower in our apartment is a 3 ft by 3 ft box.  Showering was interesting…

Celebrate Women

Day 32:  Argentina Shout out to all the women out there.  Today, is International Women's Day. Whether you were born a woman or…

Surrender

Day 31:  Brazil & ? I was sad to leave Sao Paulo today, but so excited for our next city.  In the morning…

Live your Vision

Day 30:  Brazil Today marks 1 month.  It has been a crazy and amazing journey and I am so grateful and blessed to…

Don't Sit on the Sidelines

Day 29:  Brazil This morning we planned on having the cereal I bought at the market yesterday for breakfast, but something happened to…

Let your Inner Child Out

Day 28:  Brazil Today was one of my favorite days so far on this journey.  We started out by going to lunch at…

Its OK to Take Care of

Day 27:  Brazil  My cough is persistent.  However, I won’t let it keep me down.  Even though all I want to do is…

The Unknown is Scary

Day 26:  Brazil Today was our last few hours in Rio.  It has been amazing.  I am actually sad to leave.  It’s been…

Find your Center

Day 25:  Brazil It was only a matter of time before I got sick on this journey.  I developed a cough, but I…

You Get to Go

Day 24:  Brazil Like every day since we discovered it, we went to Bonde Sucos for a salgado before we started our day.…

Things aren't Always as you Imagine

Day 23:  Brazil It wasn’t until about 7am that we dragged our exhausted bodies out of the Sambadrome.  Towards the end I was…

Everyone Gets to Experience the Samba

Words can’t even begin to describe today.  We started the day by walking around the city.  We headed toward Sugarloaf Mountain, but as…

Just Keep Walking

Day 21:  Brazil The biggest advice I can give for Carnaval in Rio is wear close toed shoes.  Even though they may not…

Step Outside your Comfort Zone

Day 20:  Brazil By the time we left the apartment today it was lunch time.  We stopped and had a hearty lunch before…

You Get What you Give

Day 19:  ? Our flight landed at 6:30am and we headed for Immigration and Customs.  Knowing that we had about an hour taxi…

Focus on the Positive

Day 18: Costa Rica We woke up today, sad to leave Costa Rica, but excited for the next country on our journey.  This…

Sometimes you Just Need Ice Cream

Day 17:  Costa Rica Today was fun.  No hiking, but we did get a lot of walking in.  We went downtown and explored…

Tomorrow will be a New Day

Day 16:  Costa Rica  This morning we got up and went on another hanging bridge tour.  This time in Monteverde.  Our tour guide,…

Take Care of Yourself

Day 15:  Costa Rica  This morning we woke up and drove to our little cabin for the night in Monteverde.  It was simple…

Love Yourself

Day 14:  Costa Rica  First and foremost, shoutout to the most amazing grandparents in the world on their 67th wedding anniversary.  67 years…

Allow your Mind to Surrender to

Day 13:  Costa Rica  We were so exhausted from yesterday that we decided to sleep in.  When we finally woke up, we decided…

You are Worthy

Day 12:  Costa Rica  We departed the Vida Adventure nature park bright and early this morning.  We could not leave fast enough.  We…

Finding Gratitude

Day 11:  Costa Rica  I am sad to leave Santa Teresa beach.  It is beautiful and our host Guli has been amazing.  We…

Treat Yo Self

Day 10:  Costa Rica  Today is Valentine’s Day!  Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovers out there.  My valentine this year is this…

Watch the Sunset

Day 9:  Costa Rica  We got up this morning and traveled 5 hours to get to our next home for a couple of…

It is What It is

Day 8:  Belize & ?  We were up at 5am this morning to catch our ferry back to Belize City.  Last night we…

Own your Past to Gain your

Day 7:  Belize Today was our last day in Belize.  Tomorrow we head out early in the morning for our next destination.  So,…

Go with the Flow, Go Slow

Day 6:  Belize  Yesterday we realized that the island moves really slowly.  Most places don't open until 11am.  So we didn't set any…

Try Something New

Day 5:  Belize  We woke up today and packed up our stuff, ready to move on to our next location.  We walked into…

Finding your Happy Place

Day 4:  Belize Today we had another early wake up call.  We woke up at 4am for a day we will probably never…

Flying in a Golf Cart

Day 3:  Belize  Today we decided to sleep in.  When we woke up we got ready to go to the beach.  We walked…

Belize Loves Chi-Town Sports

Day 2:  Belize  This morning we woke up and packed up our stuff, ready to move on to the next location.  We checked…

Dream Declare Deliver

Day 1:  Belize  I have always believed in the notion of Dream Declare Deliver, but it wasn’t until today that I finally experienced…

Cotton Candy Clouds

Day 112:  Netherlands We started our day by heading to the Van Gogh Museum.  I have never seen so many people in a museum…

Invisibility can be a Super Power

Day 111:Netherlands We started our day by finding a market.  Things are a little more expensive in Amsterdam, so we are stocking our…

Amsterdam Dreams

Day 110:  Poland & ? I get to see Brian today!!!!  I started my day by packing my stuff.  Today is a travel…

Life is like a Tight Rope

Day 109: Poland For some reason I woke up this morning and my days were all screwed up. I haven’t really looked at…

There is Beauty in...Salt

Day 108:  Poland This morning I headed back to Krakow Tours for my final tour of this trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine.  It came…

Nothing but Love in My Heart

Day 107:  Poland I woke up this morning not knowing what to expect.  I had no expectations, but I knew it would be…

Love Knows No Age

Day 106:  Poland Today, I adventured out to Zakopane via a tour through Krakow Tours that I booked yesterday.  There were only 3 of…

Spontaneity is Freedom

Day 105:  Poland This morning I learned that there is a leak in the bathroom and I cannot shower because it smells like…

Everything Happens for a Reason

Day 104:  Poland It was still dark outside when I got up to finish packing this morning.  I headed to check out and…

Its Never Goodbye, Just See you

Day 103:  Poland I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Marco Polo is my favorite app while traveling.  It allows me…

3am Friends

Day 102: Poland I met Elizabeth and Alex around 11am.  We headed to the grocery store to buy some bread for Alex to feed…

MeetKatie

Hi guys! I’m Katie and welcome to my Elephant Tribe! I recently celebrated my 29th birthday and I am in the best place I have ever been. In early February 2017 I packed my bags and left for Belize. As I travel the world, I fall more and more in love with this pastime I fell in love with so many years ago. The universe has blessed me greatly. I have had opportunities to travel abroad numerous times in my life. Prior to starting this journey I had traveled to 8 countries outside the US. However, I longed to see more, but I allowed life and school and work and bills and time and so many other things got in the way of me actually experiencing more of the world. I got stuck in the monotony of everyday life. Between March 2014 and June 2016 the only travel I had done was a weekend trip to San Francisco for my cousins wedding and several weekends to Las Vegas for Choice Center trainings. Besides exploring my own self, I was craving to leave the US. In 2016, the closest I would come was Hawaii. It was beautiful and amazing, but that was where I realized it was time to take on my life and live my vision.

My vision has always been to inspire others. How I wanted to do that has changed several times over the course of my life. It was right after I returned from Hawaii that I decided to start this journey. Inspiring others to live their best lives when I myself wasn't doing that would be inauthentic. So I decided to follow my heart, pack my bags and travel the world. The best way to inspire is through action. I took a leap of faith and placed trust in others to be where I am today. So I ask you to trust me, but most importantly I ask that you don't live vicariously through me. Use my story and my journey as a catalyst to start your own. I don’t mean you have to travel the world. You have your own dream and today you get to jump into the gap and follow your heart. I am here for you along the way. Feel free to contact me at any time. I will always respond as soon as I can. You are part of my elephant tribe and for that I am truly grateful.

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“Life is not a dress rehearsal. The curtain is up and you are on, so get out there and give it your best shot.” Create the story you are proud of and give your best performance.

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A dream without action will always be just that, a dream. Choose today to be the day that you put action into your dreams and make them reality.

Food

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Food is something that brings the world together. Each culture has its own traditions and favorite foods. As a self proclaimed foodie, I was so excited to try cuisines in the countries they originated in. During my travels, I have discovered and will undoubtedly continue to discover culinary treasures around the globe. I am honored to share with you, My Elephant Tribe, the amazing meals I have enjoyed throughout the world.

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