Hi there! My name is Katie, a late-20-something that is passionate about all things related to traveling, animals, saving our planet, and improving human health.

I live in Ontario with my boyfriend, Dylan, and our pup, Optimus Prime.


How cute is he?

Most of the time we spend every hour of every day of every week working in order to spend lots of time traveling the world. In the last two years we’ve been to 18 different countries & are in the midst of planning where 2020 is going to take us. I just can’t seem to shake the travel bug (not that I’ve really tried).

I graduated from university in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with Honours [removes sweat from forehead]. Now, I am a Postgraduate student studying the strategies of Marketing and Analytics. The desire to mesh the two world’s is real!


Tanah Lot Temple, Beraban, Indonesia, 2016

So, you may be wondering, why “Beyond the Blonde”?

Well, things may sound like they are going well for me but, that feeling of “something is missing” just won’t go away. I am all about working to achieve your goals but, it has started to get really difficult to do that when the “work” aspect is no longer the only thing on my “happiness” list.  So, as I continue to see the world, pursue my studies, and continue learning who I am and who I want to be, I figured, what better place to share my thoughts?

Here you will find my thoughts and opinions about protecting our planet and ourselves, along with some travel advice and experiences.

So, without further adieu, I introduce you to: Beyond the Blonde.

Katie xo