My first day at BlogHouse in Indianapolis I had the pleasure of sitting next to Kit of The Kittchen. As the day progressed and I learned more and more about this travel and food blogger, founder and cookbook author, I couldn’t help but be impressed. It seems like she is constantly on the go, but yet still has time to foster a thriving blogging resource community in Chicago where she currently lives.
Let’s meet travel blogger Kit!
 When and how did you become a traveler?
I always wanted to travel, but I became a traveler in college. I studied abroad in Florence during my sophomore year, and that was not enough. The following summer I backpacked through England, Ireland, and Scotland, and in my senior year, I spent a semester studying in Germany and Austria and backpacking for a month.
Then, like most people, I had to put traveling on pause while I started a career. When I met my husband (who is half British and half Spanish) I started to travel more and more. Fast forward a few years and I became a full-time blogger and I am finally able to live out my travel dreams! These days I do about 20 trips a year.
 What kind of traveler do you define yourself as?
I love to combine luxury travel with adventure travel. I love hiking, rock climbing, and actively exploring new destinations – but I want someplace nice to sleep – and perhaps breakfast in bed in the morning.
I believe in having a couple things on a schedule, but I love to be spontaneous. I ask locals for their recommendations and like to explore things that are less popular.
 What do you love most about traveling?
Meeting new people.
 What do you dislike about traveling?
I have a tendency to either get sick or foolishly hurt myself. I joke that I need to be sponsored by a cold medication brand. I was terribly sick in London last year, and I was sick again in Serbia this year. I hurt my knee climbing a glacier in Iceland. I nearly broke my toe getting into the shower in New Orleans. Something always happens, but it is part of the adventure.
 Why should people travel?
I think it is the best way to learn. You learn so much about other people, cultures, history, and cuisine through traveling. I think you also learn about yourself – especially when you travel solo.
 What famous person would you like to travel with?
Kate Middleton because she seems so lovely, and I am sure that her trips are always epic and we would have incredible access to all of the landmarks.
 What won’t you travel without?
My planner! I have a Rifle Paper Co. planner that I use to schedule my entire life. I write down hotel addresses, flight details, etc.
And obviously a camera.
 Travel essentials – 3 things you always travel with.
My laptop – I get tons of work done on the road, so I love to bring my laptop.
A camera – I have a Canon Rebel and a Canon 60D, I bring the rebel when I want to bring something a little smaller and lighter. I recommend a 24mm lens, a 50mm lens, and a 50-200mm zoom lens.
Sneakers – I walk miles and miles when I travel, so comfortable footwear is essential.
 If you’re a foodie, what’s your favorite food city? Do you have a restaurant recommendation?
This is such a tough question! I am going to say Austin because I love tacos so much. Torchey’s Tacos and Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ tacos are amazing. I live in Chicago and do believe it is one of the best food cities in the world – if you come here eat at Avec, Au Cheval, Roister, and Southport Grocery.
 What’s one location on your bucket list?
 Do you have a piece of advice for bloggers starting out?
Just start writing. So many people get hung up on what to call their site, or what to write about. You can just start writing and figure it out as you go. Also – I run the Windy City Blogger Collective, so if you want to start a blog, here are some resources to help you get started.
Kit’s Lightning Round of Favorites
Airport: Heathrow (amazing food and shopping)
Mode of Transportation: Train
City or Country: Italy
Travel Gear: I love my Henri Bendel Jetsetter Backpack
Travel snack: goodnessknows snack squares
Book: The Crossroads of Should and Must
Movie: Not a movie, but I love Master of None!
Song: Anything by Glen Hansard
How about you? What would you like to know about Kit?
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