- South Island of New Zealand,
- Sub-Saharan Africa,
- Adventure Travel,
- Food & Wine
Outdoors enthusiast, postcard collector, gourmand and adventure-seeker. Find me paddle boarding, reading a travel magazine or cooking up a new recipe with my husband and pup!
My travel style
A self-described "knowmad" (in-the-know nomad), I see travel — at its best — as a vehicle for education, cultural immersion and social change. I love to seek out local markets everywhere I go and have a particular interest in local gastronomy, artisan crafts and wellness rituals across cultures. I'm always researching, seeking and scouting memorable experiences to create meaningful global connections and transformative journeys. Let's pioneer your next trip together!
Parīlio, a Member of Design Hotels
Ultra elegant, white-washed hotel with decadent interiors in Parilio.
Special amenity / local experience worth €50 per stay on guestrooms and €100 per stay on suites.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out, whenever possible.
Singita Sweni Lodge
Tucked into the banks of the Sweni River, this intimate lodge is a hidden jewel that provides a bold, new African context for contemporary design, architecture and cuisine.
A bottle of South African wine.
Guests staying three or more nights get a South African wine tasting experience.
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco
Centuries-old Cusco mansion that embraces Peruvian culture with modern conveniences.
Complimentary round-trip private airport transfer per room, per stay.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
Recently returned from:
Motoring around the Stockholm Archipelago in search of uninhabited sandy beaches and rocky inlets.
Chasing waterfalls (and the midnight sun) in Iceland.
Bungee-jumping, shark cage diving and mountain climbing on the Garden Route in South Africa.
Discovering artisans and the most delicious coconut pancakes at the night market in Luang Prabang.
Whale shark diving in Mozambique and making my Planet Earth dreams a reality.
Soaking in the beauty of Japanese culture with visits to historic temples, zen meditation sessions and omakase.
Pulling an all-nighter while watching the northern lights in Lapland, Finland.
Road-tripping around Tasmania for a low-key, off-grid adventure.
One thing I can't travel without...
My vinyl Birkenstocks – the most versatile accessory for parading beaches, wandering aimlessly, and wining and dining fashionably.
Two truths, one lie:
I'm enrolled in an online language course to relearn Italian (I'm a bit rusty from my study abroad days in Florence).
My first backcountry camping experience entailed seven nights in Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska. We fell asleep each night to the sound of caribou and a million mosquitoes.
I have a goal to travel to two to three new countries every year.
Get in touch with Kelsey
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