Kim A Holiday Away Travel Blog

Hi! Welcome!

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!

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!

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: Buzzfeed Quizzes, Friends and Sex & the City reruns, NYC cheese pizza slices (yes, plural)

Current Addictions: Vans slip-on sneakers, Apple Watch, Reformer Pilates, and House Hunters International

Non-Blog Hobbies: Reading WWII books, barre & spin, ancestry research, and cooking!

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



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

Benjamin Disraeli