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Kate O'Malley

Kate O'Malley is the owner and creator of Vagrants of the World Travel. Always an avid traveller for both work and pleasure, Kate left Australia in 2014 to travel the world with her partner Mark.

Kate created Vagrants of the World Travel (a tongue-in-cheek reference to their nomadic lifestyle) to share practical and helpful travel tips based on first-hand experience. To provide tips for visiting popular destinations and inspire people to explore beyond the typical tourist hot spots.

Kate, a passionate photographer, hopes to inspire people through her travel photography and has been published in magazines such as National Geographic.

After five years of full time travel, visiting more than 70 countries, Kate and Mark settled in Portugal but are still travelling and helping others plan incredible journeys.

15 Beautiful Islands in Italy to Visit

Italy has a fabulous diversity of destinations. From the ancient city of Rome to the atmospheric home of pizza, Naples, the stunning Ligurian coast, and the charming villages of Cinque Terre. Almost entirely surrounded by water, Italy also boasts an incredible number of unique and beautiful islands. From two of the Mediterranean’s great islands, Sicily …

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Best Places to Spend Christmas in the USA

Thinking of celebrating the festive season a little differently this year? Even though there is nothing quite like cozying up at home during the holidays, there’s something magical about spending Christmas elsewhere.  What better than visiting the most gorgeous Christmas destinations? The best Christmas towns in the USA and cities that take the holiday season …

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Warm Winter Vacations in the USA to Escape the Cold

Winter in the United States can be a magical time. There’s no doubt there are some incredible places to spend Christmas in the US. However, sometimes, we just want to escape the cold for a cheeky warm weather winter getaway. Want to skip the winter wonderland vibe and chase some winter sun this winter? We’ve …

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Best Luggage Trackers and Smart Tags – No More Lost Luggage

If the post covid summer 2022 travel chaos at airports all over the world taught us anything, it was GPS luggage trackers, and smart tags are a good investment. According to data from the Air Travel Consumer Reports published by the Department of Transportation, more than 684,000 bags were “mishandled” in the first quarter of …

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Best Travel Pants for Women – Stylish, Comfortable & Versatile

Finding stylish, comfortable and versatile women’s travel pants shouldn’t be a mission. Thankfully, the best travel pants for women are now comfortable, packable, practical, versatile and stylish. Imagine a pair of pants that will take you comfortably on a long flight and look equally good on the streets of Venice or New York. Travel pants …

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Most Beautiful Places in Arizona to Visit

Home to a fantastic array of natural destinations, there are so many beautiful places to visit in Arizona. Arizona boasts 31 state parks, six national forests, three national parks, and four national monuments. Choosing the best places to visit in Arizona is a treat and a challenge, especially if you find yourself short on time. …

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24 Best National Parks in the USA

There are 63 National Parks in the United States, each offering a truly unique experience. From majestic old-growth forests, magnificent mountain ranges and even an underwater national park. Whether it is splendid natural scenery, an adventure vacation, including some of the best hiking in the USA, flora and fauna or even fascinating history you are …

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10 Incredible Outdoor Adventure Vacations in the US

From the jagged mountains in Colorado to the unique parks in the Florida Keys, there is an adventure vacation in the US for every outdoor enthusiast. With so many incredible national parks to choose from in the US, magnificent coastal regions, old-growth forests, intriguing desert landscapes, ancient gorges and hot springs – there is endless …

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Stylish Anti Theft Fanny Packs & Waist Bags for Travel

They have suffered a less than fashionable reputation and are known by many names – bum bag, fanny pack, waist bag. No matter what you call them, fanny packs are back in fashion – in a big way, and they make great travel accessories. Fanny packs for travel make great sense. They are lightweight, hands-free, …

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