Hi, I’m Kate! I’m a Wisconsin native who traded her snow boots for flip-flops in May of 2020 when I packed my whole life into two suitcases and moved to the Cayman Islands with my partner, Bryan. I created Island Diaries as a way to document my island adventures and share about the Cayman lifestyle. A Midwest girl at heart, I bring a fresh perspective to Caribbean life, serving as a guide for locals and tourists alike on all things Cayman Islands. Whether you are local to Cayman, planning to visit, or just curious about island life, I invite you to explore Island Diaries and let this site guide you on your next island adventure!
THE ISLAND DIARIES MANIFESTO
Island Diaries by Kate explores the road less traveled when it comes to island living and international travel. This means seeking out unique experiences or adding an unexpected spin to the tried and tested ones. I’m not interested in curating the “perfect” travel or lifestyle experience. A Midwest lake girl at heart, I have a great appreciation for the simple things in life. Holding space for deep connection and spontaneous adventure is the key to a joyful, authentic life. Island Diaries by Kate is a written manifestation of this belief. This blog’s purpose is to inspire you to live your most authentic and adventurous life at home and abroad.
THE ISLAND DIARIES VISION
Island Diaries by Kate encourages world travelers and island locals to seek out unique, authentic experiences. This blog’s vision is to shift travel & tourism in a way that creates a more mindful traveler. One who values connection and spontaneity more than vanilla perfection. When readers engage with the blog, I want them to feel empowered to seek the deep connection and spontaneous adventure infused within each blog post. In 3 years time, Island Diaries will be a viral account attracting creative and conscious visitors to the Cayman Islands. The blog will be powered by a community of inspired readers who are able to offer their feedback and ideas. Each month Island Diaries will release new stories about Cayman as well travel features from the world. I invite you to join in this vision by subscribing to the blog, sharing its posts, and reaching out with feedback and ideas! This vision cannot thrive without you — get ready for a wild ride and endless adventures!