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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 Incredible Italy Road Trip Itineraries (with Driving Tips)

A road trip through Italy is the trip of a lifetime. We have enjoyed numerous Italian road trips and never tire of exploring one of Europe’s most charismatic countries by car. Italy offers glorious road trip possibilities with beautiful historic cities, stunning countryside, majestic lakes and mountain regions, and quaint coastal towns and islands. And, …

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Best Places to Visit in Southern France

For many, Paris usually comes to mind when thinking of visiting France. And while Paris is undoubtedly a bucket list destination, southern France is a region unlike any other. From the rustic charm of the Provence countryside to the ritzy allure of the French Riviera’s Cote d’Azur and the magnificent Pyrenees, the south of France …

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17 Best Day Trips from Madrid & How to Plan Them

There is so much to do in Spain’s capital, we recommend at least three days in Madrid. However, Madrid also makes an excellent base for some of Spain’s best day trips. Using Spain’s excellent high-speed train system, it is possible to visit some of the best attractions on day trips from Madrid. So while at …

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Unmissable Things to do in Lisbon Portugal

One of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, with a staggering number of unique attractions, there is so much to do and see in Lisbon Portugal. There’s no denying, thanks to increased popularity in recent years, Lisbon has become a little more expensive. However, it’s still an enriching city to visit, even on a budget …

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Most Romantic Places in Italy for Couples

From the sophisticated shores of Lake Como to the Tuscan countryside and the kaleidoscope of colourful seaside towns on the Ligurian and Amalfi Coasts. Italy has some of the most romantic destinations in Europe. Whether planning a romantic week in Rome, the perfect Italian road trip, or a honeymoon on one of Italy’s most beautiful …

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25 Best Places to Visit in Europe in December

From winter sports to Christmas markets and even glorious winter sun destinations, there are so many unique things to do in Europe in winter. However, December in Europe has a unique vibe you won’t find anywhere else. From snow-dusted castles to the festive cheer of hot Glühwein at a Christmas market. Witnessing Mother Nature’s most …

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10 Best Places To Visit In Turkey

If you are looking for a country with incredible history, fascinating culture, and beautiful landscapes, you might consider visiting Turkey. Turkey straddles two continents, Europe and Asia, which creates a unique tapestry of traditions and scenery unlike anywhere else. There are so many unique and incredibly diverse places to visit in Turkey, but with a …

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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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