I started traveling when I was 19. My interest in sociology led me all the way to West Africa on a class trip with my university in December of 2006. I loved it and learned so much that I was hooked! Did an internship in Costa Rica over summer of 2008 for my degree in Recreation and Ecotourism. I learned and experienced so many wonderful things that I knew traveling would become part of my life in some form.

After graduating in December 2008, I took up an opportunity to work at sea for a cruise line, and I’ve been sailing the high seas ever since – through the Baltic, the Amazon, the St. Lawrence, the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal, and more. It’s been a whirlwind these past few years, and with all the struggles that come with living on a ship, there are just as many great benefits. I can now say I’ve sailed the seven seas and been to EVERY continent!

I am determined to share all of this not only because I love to, but also as a resource for me to look back and be thankful for all my wonderful experiences (and in case my hard drive crashes again, I don’t want to lose all my writing!). I also hope that others can get something out of it whether that’s what to do or not do, or where to go or avoid.

I’m out to explore the world and share what I find. Through photos, videos, and stories, I hope to form a better understanding of this beautiful place I heart: EARTH.

Thanks for visiting,

Kayleigh King


In May of 2016, I landed in Seattle, set aside my sea legs, and got a land job to try my hand at this whole “adulting” thing. It’s crazy and scary but I don’t hate it. It makes traveling more special now that I work hard to earn the time and money to explore. I am still photographing, writing, creating videos, and traveling, just at a much slower rate these days. Please continue to support and follow along!

This site is constantly a work in progress.  All content unless otherwise stated was created by myself.  Please obtain permission to use – can send higher resolution images.


FEEDING GOOSEThis is Rob, the other half of the “we” I always write about.  We’ve been together and putting up with each other since July 2010. He plays a wicked guitar and is a great chef! He also takes beautiful travel photos. You can find them on Instagram @robby.vs.world.

Together we like to:

Drink tea, scuba dive, explore the world, pet animals, eat well, photograph, surround ourselves with amazing people, create and compile videos, practice good karma, indulge in crunchy peanut butter, listen to our record collection, watch lightning storms, cook, laugh, and be merry!

Written simply and carefree for the simple, carefree wondering wanderers of the world.


38 thoughts on “ABOUT THIS GIRL

  1. I stumbled upon your blog and enjoyed reading about your travels. What a wonderful experience for a young person, I wish I would have done something like that 30 years ago. I live in the states and have taken 3 cruises over the last couple of years with a visit to St Petersburg, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Civitivecchia, Rome, Ephesus, Malta, Sicily,Crete and Finland. It was interesting to read what you had to say about the same places. Follow the Sun !!


  2. Hi Kaymkay,
    i just found out that you are following my blog since about two weeks ago and as usual, i have to check what kind of blog and people that’s following me. Kind of interesting introduction and I’m looking forward to your experience. This is looked like a cool blog to follow. Thank you for stopping at my blog and following it.

    Yuna 🙂


    • Happy to! Thanks for enjoying 🙂 I love the concept of your blog as well. I’m constantly trying to remember to take time out of the day to cherish those special moments when they happen. Well done!


  3. Hi kaymkay, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling around your blog. Looks like you have the travel bug as bad as we do! I look forward to reading your posts on Ecuador – we’re headed there next.
    Thank you for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.
    Happy travels, Alison.


    • Thanks Alison! I find your reason for traveling very inspiring! I would love to see some of these places with more time to spare. Looks like you’re taking great advantage of this chapter. Cheers!


  4. What a beautiful blog you have! Thanks for visiting mine, I look forward to follow your journey in the future 🙂 All the best, Irene


    • Thanks, I literally JUST read about your honeymoon plans. That is one long trip but it sounds amazing! Are there scuba companies throughout the islands? Is there ever any weather but sun? Can’t wait to read about the stories when you get back!


      • Yeah we’re very excited about our upcoming trip! Almost all islands in the Maldives have a dive center. We don’t dive, but the snorkeling is spectacular too and the reefs are very easily accessible from shore. Weather wise the monsoon normally changes in May and Dec which brings unsettled weather for a few weeks. Jan-April is dry/high season, May-Dec is rainy/low season. We normally get a mix of sun, rain and clouds anytime of year when we go. Mostly sun though 🙂


  5. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog and choosing to follow it, I really appreciate it. The great thing is that it’s given me the chance to discover yours. Wow, so many great places you have got to see, I look forward to reading about the next ones!


  6. Thanks for the follow. I’m a former crew member. Over8 years total on ships, mainly entertainment dept. In activities. Most recently Mgr. If Youth Activities on Disney a Cruise Line. We’ll get along fine. Maybe we’ll meet somewhere in the world.

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  7. Hey Kayleigh, Cool blog! It’s always great to read about other people’s travelling experiences and you have some great material on the site. At hitchhikershandbook we normally publish stories and articles about hitch-hiking and travelling. This is how we do it: http://hitchhikershandbook.com/your-contributions/travel-stories/. We also host a weekly travel photography competition in which we would love you to participate. Here are the details: http://hitchhikershandbook.com/your-contributions/travel-photography/. If you are interested then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Happy travels!


  8. Hi Kayleigh! I have finally got around to taking a good look at your blog, and I love it! Despite having done some pretty cool things myself (and thanks for following along with my blog for those adventures – which I promise I am also getting back to writing…) I am still completely in awe of all the things you’ve done and admire the life you have built for yourselves! x


  9. Hi Kayleigh, thanks for the follow and leading me back to your blog. Wow, working on a cruise must be great. You two guys are such a sweet couple. I can’t wait to dig through the posts on Asia and Australia (I’m very interested in both destination but haven’t had the chance to go ) happy travels!


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