About

About Kimber

Hi! Welcome!

I’m Kimber and I am so excited you discovered A Holiday Away! I chose the name, A Holiday Away, because I love the warm connotation of “holiday” and I hope to evoke that same feeling through my photos and adventures, whether near or far from home!

With this blog, I’d like to encourage readers to live their most inspired lives through travel & style!

I spent most of my youth in the deserts of Arizona, where every street corner had the same stucco strip-mall, a small army of cacti and towering palm trees. Maybe that’s why I love to travel so much, to explore places that look nothing like my home town, to find exotic beaches, half-timbered cottages, and castles nestled among the mountains.

I attended college at Arizona State University where I received my BA. Following graduation, I moved to the shores of the Windy City with my husband. After five wonderful (but cold!) years in the Second City, we have made our way back to the Valley of the Sun.

I have a intense love for animals (I’ve never met a dog I didn’t like and I’m a self-proclaimed “cat lady”). I live on coffee, and when I’m not traveling, you can usually find me reading a book or online shopping. I hope you enjoy following along on my blog journey!

My goal is to share valuable content for planning your next holiday, along with style inspiration and other lifestyle content.

Spirit Animal: Lazy house cat

Can’t Live Without: Coffee, iPhone & Chapstick

Random Fact: I’m obsessed with odd numbers. Everything from the radio/TV volume to my alarm clock – it all has to be set to an odd number!

Guilty Pleasures: Captain Crunch Berries & following all things Royal (obsessed with Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle)

Favorite TV Shows: FRIENDS (all time favorite!), Sex & the City, Gossip Girl & anything true crime

Current Addictions: Metallic Birkenstocks, Veja sneakers, the neighborhood dogs & House Hunters International

Non-Blog Hobbies: Reading WWII books, Reformer Pilates, ancestry research & cooking!

Favorite Destinations: I refuse to choose just one! Fussen Germany, Positano Italy, Vancouver B.C. & Hamilton Island Australia

I hope you enjoy exploring A Holiday Away! Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.    

Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

If you’re interested in collaborating or connecting, I’d love to hear from you! Please send me an email at hello [at] aholidayaway [dot] com