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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…

Amalfi Coast, Path of the Gods, and Pompeii, Italy Part 3

Amalfi Coast, Path of the Gods, and Pompeii, Italy Part 3

All the Views These are the pictures that Instagram totally sells you out on the Amalfi Coast. They are the high, teetering houses above the…

Florence with the Masses for Easter Sunday, Part 2

Florence with the Masses for Easter Sunday, Part 2

We planned our trip with travel in mind- we weren’t just visiting Italy, we were conquering it. After Siena, we took an early morning bus to…