About

Hello and welcome! If you love travel, journaling, pens, and all things creative and reflective, we’ll get along splendidly. 🙂

Taking a break on a work trip to the Netherlands!

My name is Cate, and I’ve been traveling and journaling for most of my life. I always have at least one journal going, sometimes two or three. My current journal is a black and white fabric-lined Moleskine with lined pages. I’m half-way through it and already sad that I didn’t buy a second one.

I bought my very first travel journal when I was 16, the day after I found out I’d been awarded a scholarship to spend my senior year of high school in Germany. I made a beeline for my favorite downtown paper store and bought a beautiful bound journal covered in Monet’s Water Lilies with thick, creamy, unlined pages. I wrote really tiny that in journal so I could make it last, just because I loved the feel of the pages so much!

During that first year in Germany I bought something like 10 more journals and then kept going, though college, boyfriends, grad school, teaching abroad, getting married, moving, and of course traveling to 37 countries on 4 continents!

When not traveling or journaling, I’m usually baking international desserts in my North Carolina kitchen, supporting returnees as they navigate the bumpy road of returning home after living abroad or helping international education organizations with marketing.

I’m glad you’re here!