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Expat Struggles

Expat Struggles: 7 Things Every Expat Has Heard At Least 98 Times


Living the expat life is pretty bloody awesome. There’s a great adventure to be had when you jump outside the ‘comfy known’ to experience new cultures, lifestyles, foods and languages firsthand. I was so excited when I first left Australia – I knew the good old land down under would always be there to go back to but ahead of…

Work in the travel industry

An Open Letter To Those Who Work In The Travel Industry


Hours of travel can be a great time for reflection. Without fail, every time I go on a plane, I look out the window and think about how incredible it is to be able to travel. I mean, we live in a time where you can book a ticket online, get on a flight and travel all the way across the…

alternative facts

10 Alternative Facts That Every Traveler Can Relate To


We are probably all guilty of saying a little white alternative fact every now and then. ‘Thanks for the gift, I really love homemade incense’, ‘that’s the cutest baby I’ve ever seen’ or ‘sorry I didn’t reply earlier. I’ve been swamped’.  Here’s 10 alternative facts every traveler can relate to.

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How To Save Money For Travel – The Tricks Nobody Will Tell You


Well, what an intense week that was! The good news is that the election campaigning is officially over. That’s certainly one aspect we can all be relieved about. Don’t worry this isn’t a political post. This is simply some lighthearted relief for all of us, no matter who you voted for, because we do have some things in common. Like, no…

Facing Challenges

Facing Challenges In A Comfortable World And Why It’s So Important


Facing challenges, big and small, is an important part of life and our personal growth. Today I want to share some of my thoughts about it because recently I have been thinking quite a lot about how challenges or scary things have a powerful ability to shape us. Well, I suppose it’s our response to the challenges or scary things actually that…

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How To Survive Deployment – The Brutal First 48 Hours


If you follow me on social media, I’m sure you’re aware that last week was rough on me. My husband left for deployment just 3 months after we moved here to Italy. We had been apart for 10 months prior and it felt like we had just settled in to our new home together then *poof* he was gone, and there I…

5 Friends You Need in Your Life

5 Friends You Need In Your Life (And 5 You Definitely Don’t)


Good friends can make such a huge difference in life. They can encourage you, teach you, support you and provide great company on the ride of life. When I left Australia, I was faced with the challenge of making new friends and to be honest it took a long time to find a group of people that I clicked with.…

how to start a blog

How To Start A Blog – Everything You Need To Know


If I were to think of my frequently asked questions since starting The Katie Show Blog there are two that stand out above the rest. The first is ‘where is this?’ which is always asked on photos on my Instagram. The second question I commonly get asked is ‘can you tell me how to start a blog?’ In today’s post…