About Us

First, one day there will be an us, and hopefully, a careers tab. Second, I will go on to write in the third person. Please note, Katie does not proclaim to be an expert of anything so disregard that title if you hear it in her TV segments.

Katie Jackson is a native of rural Montana. After spending eighteen years on a 1500-acre farm, Katie moved to New York City where she felt as though there were 1500+ people per acre. And none of these people looked like the people that she grew up with, but that was okay because she moved to Queens to experience cultural diversity.

As much as she wanted to pursue a career in acting, dancing and modeling, Katie felt it was important to graduate from St. John’s University with a degree in marketing. So she did (although she was MIA at the graduation ceremony). While studying at St. John’s, Katie spent a semester studying abroad in Rome, Paris and Dublin. While she did not “Discover the World” as the program is called, she discovered that she wanted to discover the world. She went on to spend a summer backpacking across Europe before trading in her backpack for a briefcase (okay, beach bag from Mexico) and settling into a 9-5 desk job on Park Avenue.

Working a desk job while discovering the world is a process, or as her roommate says a “proh-ses.” So she quit. Seriously, she did. The concrete jungle of New York City was traded for the jungle of Nicaragua where she spent a few months freelancing for GreenSpot Travel and teaching English to employees at an eco-lodge on the Pacific coast. Now she’s back in the States. After a stint in Raleigh, she just bought a house in Montana (yikes!) and is marveling in the day-to-day occurrences that lend themselves to living a more fulfilling life. That’s kind of B.S., but it sounds better than the truth.

Observations and mistakes made will be turned into tips that can help others. In a nutshell, if you want to feel better about yourself and learn how to be a smarter traveler, read Katie’s stories and adventures. If they bore you, you will receive a full refund, but in order to redeem it, you must share your own outrageous experience and what you learned from it. Below is a comment form and it’s free to use. Alone, it is impossible to completely discover the world, but if we divide and conquer, we stand a much better chance. Dibs on Corsica.


7 thoughts on “About Us

    • Thank you Tim, I need to spend more time on Flat Tires and Slow Boats. Maybe this three-day weekend. Have a good one!

  1. Hi, Katie!
    It was fun looking at your site. I’m a not-too-old friend of your mom’s from her U of MD days. Glad you’re including the fam in your pics. Keep up the great job, and tell the folks I said Hi.

    • Will do! Thanks Carol, and it’s nice to e-meet you! I hope you got to see my mom when she was in MD around Memorial Day. Happy 4th!

  2. Hi Katie! Olivia’s mama, Elizabeth here…
    Your writing is great! I am planning a year (or maybe more) abroad, world-schooling Olivia starting next summer. It has been so great to read your Facebook posts.

    Looking forward to reading more…
    Elizabeth English

    • Elizabeth,

      Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback/kind words. I already consider little Olivia rather worldly, so she seems like the perfect candidate for such an education. Please let me know where you all end up, and hopefully our paths can cross again!


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