Katie Jackson is a Montana native (although she likes to say she’s a European trapped in an American’s body). After growing up on a 1500-acre farm, Katie moved to New York City where she graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in marketing. Katie also studied abroad in Rome, Paris and Dublin before starting her career in media relations.
On the PR side, she’s represented major brands like AirBnB, American Express, Disney consumer goods, JC Penney, Montage Hotels & Resorts and Sur La table at an award-winning PR agency on Park Avenue and later, one of the largest PR agencies in the Southeast. Later, she moved in-house to manage PR at an adventure travel company owned by Xanterra.
On the media side she’s worked in broadcast (NY1), print (Dan’s Papers, the largest newspaper in the Hamptons) and online. Highlights of her career as a writer include:
- Telling the stories of people who can afford to live in normal houses but choose the trailer house life (or van life), Chinese-American restauranteurs suffering as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a teenager paying for people’s meals with his quarter collection and more humans leading interesting and newsworthy lives.
- Interviewing Kristen Bell, Pioneer Woman, Kesha, Curtis Stone, Alan Houston, George Hincapie and other luminaries in their respective fields.
- Covering the first commercial cruise ship crossing of The Northwest Passage for The Sunday Times, The Australian, Fox News, The New York Post and more.
- Being among the first to stay and write about the most dog-friendly hotel on the planet for Travel & Leisure.
She tries to split her time between Tenerife and Chiang Mai. You can follow her misadventures on Instagram at @katietalkstravel.