Katie is an Ohio native who caught the travel bug after spending a semester in college in Nottingham, England. In addition to exploring England, she visited Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands during that time and loved every minute of it (everything except the hostel in Scotland – that’s an experience she doesn’t intend on repeating!)
In late 2015, Katie discovered the world of points and miles, and it literally changed her life. She started a blog called Zen Life and Travel because so many people were asking her how she traveled so much (it’s all about the points! )
Since then she’s earned close to 1.5 million miles and points and currently has 13 travel rewards cards in her wallet. Her favorite travel partner is her husband who enjoys all of the free trips. So far, her favorite places are Hawaii, Tuscany and Scotland, and the Galapagos Islands top her travel wish list.
Countries Visited: 20 Best Redemption Value: Purchasing a Marriott Vacation Package to get the Southwest Companion Pass. Favorite Redemption Points: Chase Ultimate Rewards Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom Unlimited, The Platinum® Card from American Express
When she’s not traveling, you can find Katie at home with her 4 year old daughter, husband, and 2 cats. In addition to her own blog, Katie is also a contributor to a Columbus, OH based moms blog. She loves taking time to slow down to enjoy the “little” things in life…and, of course, planning her next trip!
You can follow Katie’s adventures on Instagram @zenlifeandtravel.
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