@what_katie.did – biography
Kate Hammaren is a freelance travel writer and editor from the UK, with a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Leisure Marketing, and 20 years' experience in the industry – 10 self-employed.
Before becoming a freelance writer, Kate was formerly Assistant Editor for leading equestrian magazine Horse&Rider UK. She then worked in Marketing for a high-end cosmetics company, but decided to launch her writing and editing business in 2012 so she could embrace her true passion: travel.
As an original Digital Nomad, Kate lived in and explored the Philippines for seven years, and has visited 34 countries, including Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean islands, the Maldives, The Gambia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Cook Islands – to name but a few!
Kate was also blown away by her travels to the U.S. and Mexico, and has made a few trips to experience ranch life, cowgirlin' in Montana, Wyoming and on a real Mexican rancho.
She has visited the Californian wineries of Sonoma and the Napa Valley, and was invited to Kentucky to learn about the Kentucky horse racing scene.
Returning permanently to the UK, Kate took her freelance travel writing and editing business to the road in her Mercedes Sprinter campervan 'Sadie', exploring much of the country.
Now recently settled in her van in Cornwall, when she’s not working on her freelance writing business, Kate loves to wind down by walking, exploring, swimming, snorkeling, reading, cycling, cooking, horse riding, learning to surf, practising yoga and scuba diving, and enjoying the sunset with a good Rioja.
Kate has just launched her new venture, WKD House & Pet Sitting, so go on, take a look and get in touch if you need some holiday cover!