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In the Arizona Heat

In the Arizona Heat

When I was just a young child, we started traveling out to Arizona every spring break. It was one of those yearly trips that wasn’t…

Stories on a Porch in Michigan

Stories on a Porch in Michigan

It wasn’t until I was older that I began to appreciate the way things settled just before breakfast and just after that first cup of coffee…

Using a House Sitting Site for the First Time

Using a House Sitting Site for the First Time

The good news is the writing of this article confirms I survived, of which there were a few who had serious reservations about this leap of…

The Mountains Outside of Medellin

The Mountains Outside of Medellin

It was a beautiful and strange silence. When we finally reached the top of the hill that we had been climbing, our group leader asked us to…

But Do You Salsa?

But Do You Salsa?

Salsa here is huge. It's on the same level as plantains, rice, and the diversity of fruit. I probably should have known this prior to my…

Food Scene in Medellin, Colombia

Food Scene in Medellin, Colombia

Like all places, they have their own food scene, and Medellin is no different. The thing that has surprised me though, is how varied the…

7 Things in 7 Days: Medellin, Colombia

7 Things in 7 Days: Medellin, Colombia

I've been in Medellin for a week now. It's crazy how slow and fast the week went, too. My days have been filled with Spanish classes, work…

New Year, New Blog, New Place

New Year, New Blog, New Place

Welcome to the new The Making of Kate. Two things have happened since I last posted here. The first is that my website received a face-lift…

It was Summertime in Northern Michigan

It was Summertime in Northern Michigan

Lake Michigan is the best-kept secret, in my opinion, when it comes to summer destinations. It’s far off the list of most who seek the salty…