Hello all – this is Howard, Katrina’s husband.
I’m sorry to say that Katrina passed away on Friday 28th February. She was the most beautiful, kind and loving person you could ever hope to meet. Always selfless, thoughtful and generous.
I know that she touched so many hearts with her kindness and gentle spirit, and her travel adventures and writings were an inspiration to thousands of people across the world, many of whom she knew personally and others whom she never met but were nevertheless influenced by her writing, photography, advice and guidance.
Hi, I’m Kat.
I’ve always had wanderlust and this was possibly fuelled by growing up in the multicultural surrounds of Melbourne, Australia. I would take a sandwich to school and trade it with friends for spanakopita and baklava, amazed that a boring old sandwich could be traded for such exotic delights.
While studying at university, I took an internship in Tokyo and climbed Mt. Fuji for the first time. ‘A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji, a fool climbs it twice’ is a popular Japanese saying… so I climbed it 7 times. From Tokyo to Toronto to London where I’m now based, I’m searching for many of life’s answers, and hoping to find them somewhere along a trail.
Since quitting an office job in 2013, I’ve walked over 12,000km, cycled the length of Japan (and written a daily blog of each – links above). I’ve also written two guidebooks during this time:
I initially started this blog to provide information on the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage as I found it hard to find anything online back in 2013. If you’re planning on walking any of these trails, you’ll find heaps of handy info in the above links and if you have a question I haven’t answered, ask away.
If you need any inspiration head over to my travel quotes page and feel free to add to the list. Or if you want to sit back, relax and experience any of the hikes vicariously, click here for the videos.
Buen Camino, Happy Trails, Solvitur Ambulando!
‘A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step’ – Lao-Tzu, Chinese Philosopher 604-531 BC