KATE HERNDON TRAVELS

January is rapidly coming to an end, and I sincerely hope that you haven’t given up on those New Year’s Resolutions! Whether you’re still going strong, or if you’ve fallen off the wagon (don’t worry, I won’t tell), you’ve come to the right place. Get ready for some serious inspiration, especially for you travel junkies!

I had a chance to interview Kate Herndon. She is a definite goal reacher, bucket-list checker, Renaissance Woman and travel extraordinaire. Get ready to drool all over her awe inspiring pics below!

 

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

 

How did your passion for travel start?

“I’ve always thrived while traveling, even when I was a younger.

As an adult, I wanted to move away but already having an established career has kept me from being able to do so.”

"Traveling has been the balance in my life for the sake of my sanity."

“Traveling has been the balance in my life for the sake of my sanity.”

Worst place you’ve been?

“Florida is honestly my least favorite place. Funny that’s where I live.. I’m not one for the heat and I despise not having seasons. 

Hālona Blowhole

Hālona Blowhole

Do you plan on moving?

“I have all intentions and hopes to move away. I’m just waiting for the Lord to open up the door of opportunity in his time.”

"I travel as much as physically possible. I work crazy hours so If I'm fortunate enough to have a break, I take FULL advantage."

“I travel as much as physically possible. I work crazy hours so If I’m fortunate enough to have a break, I take FULL advantage.”

 

 

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“I think my biggest travel tip would be to take risks and don’t be afraid of the unknown.”

Any bad traveling experiences?

“I don’t think any travel experience is bad. The less smooth times teach you how to better prepare for your future adventures!”

 

 

Watkins Glen, New York

Watkins Glen, New York

Favorite place you’ve been?

“That’s a tough question because I love everywhere I’ve been for different reasons. I don’t think you can compare the snow covered mountains of Canada to the sandy beaches of Hawaii. They’re both breathtaking in their own beautiful way.”

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“I’m inspired by go getters. People who do everything in life to the best of their ability. Who chase after their dreams no matter how big and refuse to settle for anything less.”

 

Do you speak any other languages? If not, how do you deal with that when traveling?

“I took two years of Spanish in high school and still couldn’t tell you anything except, ‘Hello.’ I think research is key in this area. If you’re traveling somewhere you know there will be an language barrier, decide if you’re willing to wing it or if you need to hire a translator. I’ve done both, however, I’ve found in a lot of foreign countries, they’re almost as interested in knowing about me as I am in knowing about them (Greece in particular). They bent over backwards to help me in every way they could! Being a young, American blonde has it’s perks! 😉

Mooney Falls

Mooney Falls

 

 

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You often post about your family, can you tell us a little about them?

“My family will always come first. I think it’s important to have a solid support system. They’re the backbone to the life that I’ve created and while people come and go through all stages of life, I can always count on my family for anything and everything.”

Haystack Rock Cannon Beach Oregon

Haystack Rock Cannon Beach Oregon

 

 

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“I am constantly meeting and creating new goals. I think it’s most important to have achievable goals. It’s so easy to get caught up in life and if we set unrealistic goals we just end up discouraged. Start small and work your way big. You’ll be surprised the progress you can make!”

 

 

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Is there anything that you would like our readers to know about you?

“I just want to encourage all of you to chase after what you want in life. Don’t allow the worlds idea of how your life should be, dictate the lifestyle you live. You have to do what’s right for you, no one else has to walk in your shoes! ❤️

 

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“I’ve found my most cherished moments were ones I almost didn’t have because I was overthinking the risk or the unfamiliarity.”

 

Kate Herndon is a hair and makeup artist with a passion for travel. Her Family comes first, sweet tea comes second. “Life is what passes by while you’re too busy planning. GO!” ❤️

 

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You can keep up with Kate’s travels by searching her hashtag #kateherndontravels on Insta 😁

 

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