Traveler Tuesday – Kayla Kiteley of The Princess of Tea

Traveler-Tuesday-on-Misadventures-with-AndiToday I am thrilled to introduce another new face around here.  Kayla Kiteley of The Princess of Tea commented on another Traveler Tuesday post and I invited her to participate in the series.

Let’s both learn a little more about this born traveler!

Meet Kayla!

Traveler Tuesday – Kayla Kiteley of The Princess of Tea - Grand Market Belgium[1] When and how did you become a traveler?
I have been traveling since I was very young. I took my first trip when I was two weeks old and I know this may sound silly but I think that first trip brought out my desire to travel the world. My family and I would travel around Canada and the United States quite often.

Childhood trips in combination with reading about far off places and Kings and Queens made me wish I could actually see the Pyramids of Egypt and walk through all the castles Elizabeth the First lived in. I took my first international trip in 2010 to Europe and since studying International Relations I know that travel will always be a part of my life.

[2] What is travel to you in 10 words or less?
Travel is love of people, culture, food, and the world.

Traveler Tuesday – Kayla Kiteley of The Princess of Tea - Train ride[3] What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
I think train travel is probably my favourite. Being on a train is very relaxing to me because I know I can just sit back and watch the world zoom by and I do not need to be worried about stops and exits for at least an hour or two (my train rides are always nice and long). I find that trains take you through the heart of a country and you can see all the fields and the farm houses and it feels familiar to me.

[4] What do you typically do while traveling by plane?
As someone who finds it very difficult to sleep on a plane I usually end up watching movies. I would like to look out the window but since most of my flights take place overnight I have to keep it closed. One day I want to be able to see the sunrise from the air!

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Photo credit: Teen’s

[5] What is your favorite travel memory involving food?
I have two memories that stand out. The first takes place at my cousin’s house in the Netherlands. It was the first time we had met each other and I enjoyed sitting down in the middle of the afternoon with tea and cake in the garden out back. It was as though I was back at home having tea with my Oma and Nana and I just felt so comfortable, it was as if I had known them my whole life.

The second one takes place in Paris. I was with a tour group and we went to the Latin Quarter for a traditional French dinner. I had decided to try Frog Legs and although the experience was not tasteful it is something I do not regret because I tried something different and I had a great time eating course after course and getting to know others in the group.

Traveler Tuesday – Kayla Kiteley of The Princess of Tea - France[6] What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?
I am relatively new to the blogging world and one thing every blogger, especially new ones, should keep in mind is not to get caught up in how many views you get. I know that sometimes I have posts that get no views and days where no one visits my blog.

This may seem very negative at first because you feel like no one is interested in what you have to write but the thing to remember is that everyone has those posts no one seems to read and then there are posts that everyone reads and you see you have 50 views. My tip I guess is to promote your posts more and just keep at it, one day someone will stop by.

Traveler Tuesday – Kayla Kiteley of The Princess of Tea[7] Where to next?
Next trip is Israel and Palestine! I am going for 6 weeks this summer as part of a volunteer/adventure trip and I will also be backpacking for the first time. This means my days of over packing a suitcase have to come to an end because I will be wearing my 65L backpack on my small frame and I am accustomed to carrying heavy loads on my back. I am looking forward to working with local organizations and meeting all kinds of people.

A final comment: Thank you to Andi for offering me the chance to do an interview I greatly appreciate it!

Thanks Kayla!

You can keep up with Kayla on her blog, The Princess of Tea, check out her photos on Instagram, her tweets on Twitter and boards on Pinterest. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her adventures!

Comments

  1. I love the memory of cake and tea in the garden. What a beautiful memory.

  2. great photos

  3. I really love her definition of travel! So perfect!

  4. Veena Vinyas says:

    awesome snaps

  5. Love Tea ! and I love to travel with my Dh Mark
    Linda

  6. Joni Caraway (trippygrandmaof3) says:

    I love her blogging tip, it is very true.

  7. Travel to me is a time to enjoy with the ones you love

  8. Karen E. Hill says:

    I am totally a Brit and cake and tea in the garden is a way of life.

  9. loved this ! a fellow traveller with my bags always packed =)
    HapPy to meet you from #UBP14

  10. Hi everyone, Kayla here! Thank you all for the lovely comments it was so much fun participating in this interview. I just wanted to let you know that I changed my blog a bit. I had a technical malfunction and started again on a new blog called: http://abookofmaps.blogspot.ca/ It will have all of the same content plus my new travel adventures so come and check it out!

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