Hi there!

I’m katie, the face behinD the traveling spud! I created this blog to inspire women to travel more often and to not be afraid of traveling solo

My friends actually have started to call me (to my face) the Traveling Spud which I’m not sure I like or not, but whatever. You can call me that too if you’d like.

In case you’re wondering about the blog name, I grew up in a small town in Idaho and Idaho is known for potatoes, hence the spud!

I’m one of those mid-twenty millennials (or am I late 20’s now?! whatevs.) who worked a corporate job for about 5 years after college and then asked herself “is this it? Am I really going to be doing this the rest of my life?” Then one day in September of 2016 I said “screw it” and left my job and said sayonara to the United States for a year-long trip around the world!

I HAD to go travel. I just had to. It was almost like no one could say anything to convince me not to. I knew I was going to do it and I just needed one thing…money! So, I started by researching tons of other solo female travelers who had quit their lives and traveled and after reading their inspiring blogs, I knew I could do it too.

After a year or more of saving all the money I could, I bit the bullet and quit my job!

So, here I am, a solo female traveler who has had more experiences in 1 year than I’ve had in a lifetime.

My blog is here to hopefully inspire you travel more and realize it’s a lot easier than you might think! I hope you’ll follow along so I can inspire you to quit your jobs and do the same.

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My bucketlist favorites





Idaho Spots


Sun Valley







and counting. . .

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and counting. . .

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My Mission

To inspire women to travel more by providing them with resources, itineraries, and tools to get them out of their comfort zones and out into the world—solo or with friends!

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