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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kate Was Here

Blogging isn't what it used to be. Back in the day, they didn't seem like the online magazines that they are now. I used to write about anything and everything under the sun no matter how boring they might be but that doesn't cut it anymore. 

That being said, there are way too many blogs these days for me to follow, compared to the select few I used to back in the day. Sometimes some blogs and "influencers" end up writing about the same thing every time and it gets tiring to follow so I've decided to limit my reading to a select few. Kate Was Here is one of them.

Kate Was Here is a travel blog by Kate Alvarez, a former fashion and beauty editor who is also a model, actress, freelance writer/ journalist, and a mental health advocate. If you think you recognize her, it’s because she has been in several TV commercials and print ads as well as some indie movies. 

A fellow CaviteƱa like me, Kate's blog focuses on her travels and the discoveries she makes along her journey. As someone who does not get to travel often, I like that I can live vicariously through Kate’s blog and (sort of) experience the places she’s been to through her entries.

Her latest set of entries on her trip to Indonesia (when everyone was avoiding it) were good reads. I can’t wait to read about the travel adventures she recently had with other tourists she met during her Indonesia trip!

I love Kate Was Here because it allows me to discover new places without leaving the comfort of my home. It helps me to decide on places to go to whenever I decide to travel. For someone like me who likes to go over reviews and blogs to find out which places are good, this blog is a must-read! 

The blog doesn’t just focus on travel, there are also features on food, beauty, and mental health. As someone who has had anxiety issues, it’s good to know that people are spreading the word about mental health and how to help people suffering from it. I also appreciate the entries about loving her curly hair, which is something that I share with my curly-haired niece to encourage her to embrace her natural looks.

Kate has been blogging since 2009 so there are a lot of entries that you can go through and discover. I like her entries because unlike other blogs, it doesn’t come off as too scripted as other “influencer” blogs. It does feel like someone who was sharing about places and things and writing genuine reviews about it. 

If you enjoy reading about travel or are a fellow mental health advocate like Kate, please check out her blog Kate Was Here. Tell her I sent you!

*Screen Captures from Kate Was Here Blog

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