My Top 5 Firsts In Riviera Maya, Mexico

I’ve always been a writer, but the travel writer path has really just started to take off for me this year. When the Barceló Maya Grand Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico asked me to come and write about ...
EuropeGuideTrips & Tips

The Other South Of France

Not long after landing in the Languedoc capital of Montpellier I was asked, "Do you want to go to the beach?" Being a New Englander, I love nothing more than hot sand and cold water so I said, ...

Top 5 Must-Do’s in St. Petersburg, Russia

When I thought about visiting Russia I expected a drab country blanketed entirely in gray. When our cruise ship docked in St. Petersburg harbor, I’ll be honest I thought my predictions weren’t far ...
BelizeTrips & Tips

Thrillist – 16 Easy Getaways For An Epic Weekend Outside The US

In the United States we have this obsession with living to work not working to live. So sometimes people can only break away from their desk for the long weekend. This topic was pitched to me in the ...
AmericaNew YorkTrips & Tips

7 Ways To Get Inspired When You’re In A Funk

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in a funk lately. Maybe it’s been the rainy weather in New York City or my plans to become a nomad moving too slowly are bringing me down. I’ve had a lull in my ...

PureWoW – 11 Cheap Eats in Boston You Need to Try

My friend worked for VaynerMedia for a long time. So when I heard that they acquired the digital publisher PureWow, I knew I had a foot in the door. FYI, in New York, it'll go a long way if you know ...
New YorkTrips & Tips

How To Cure Airport Boredom

There is a special place in hell for extensive airport delays and layovers. Throughout my travels I’ve had tons of delays from in climate weather, mechanical issues and some crazy long layovers. The ...
South AmericaTrips & Tips

7 Reasons Why The Galapagos Should Be On Your Bucket List

The Galapagos Islands had always been on my bucket list of exotic places to travel. Of course I figured I’d get there one day when I can save more money. After learning so much about the Islands in ...
AmericaFoodNew York

Social Influencer How To Guide

You’ve probably seen influencers “eating” at the same restaurant as you. They’re either in packs or in couples with a fancy looking camera in tow. They carry a LED to combat the dim lighting of the ...

Chiang Mai: A Fairytale Stay

Chiang Mai was the second stop on my Thailand tour and probably my favorite. I’m usually a beach type of girl, but this mountainous little city really stuck with me. Thinking back now, it probably had ...
EuropeTrips & Tips

Thrillist – 16 European Cities You Can Actually Afford To Visit Right Now

After this winter, we could all use a European vacation. Luckily, its an ideal place for Americans to visit. It's a short plane ride, the exchange rate is crazy low and its arguably the most ...
AmericaFoodNew York

The Fastest, Simplest Dinners To Cook At Home

My skills in the kitchen are lets just say…almost nonexistent. Although, I love eating, I mean really love eating; I was never passionate about cooking dinner at home. Instead, I relied on my family ...
South AmericaTrips & Tips

Your Guide To The Galapagos

Deciding on where to spend your few precious weeks of vacation a year is a difficult choice. In my humble opinion forgo the Caribbean resorts, the exhausting European cities and opt for something a ...
LuxurySouth America

Cruising The Best Of The Galapagos Islands

When I was younger all I knew about the Galapagos Islands was Charles Darwin, his finches and that it seemed like an unattainable destination. When the wheels touched down at volcanic Baltra island, I ...
AustralasiaNew ZealandTrips & Tips

Thrillist – Skip Europe: The World’s Greatest Destination Cities Americans Overlook

I've always wanted to be a writer and went to college to become a journalist. I ended up working in television and my writing took a backseat. But, since late last year I've pitched countless story ...

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Find Your Happy Plate

My name is Katie Lockhart and I launched Find Your Happy Plate in 2015 to offer adventurous wanderers the best advice for food and travel around the world. Find Your Happy Plate is a place for travel inspiration, food porn and tips on where to find the best of both. Whether you’re looking for luxury of budget, I write and photograph it all. Follow along!