Kat Medina Courtesy of Kat Medina Kat Medina is a writer specializing in travel and personal development and is passionate about teaching people how to use a traveler’s mindset to create joy in daily life.Highlights:Kat has written for TripSavvy since 2021.She graduated Cum Laude from California State University, Monterey Bay with a degree in international business.She has contributed to leading personal development outlets such as Optimal Living Daily podcast, Optimal Relationships Daily podcast, and has created content for a variety of businesses and startups in multiple industries. Experience Kat is the Director of Content Strategy and Founder of a digital creative agency based in Silicon Valley and is the author of the forthcoming book, The Joys of Jet Lag: A Traveler’s Guidebook for Joyful Living. She actively maintains a travel-focused personal development blog and monthly newsletter, is a regular contributor for the Optimal Living Daily and Optimal Relationships Daily podcasts, and her unique work-to-travel lifestyle was featured in Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler’s NYT best-seller, Rebooting Work. She can be found on Instagram and Facebook. Education Kat graduated Cum Laude with honors from California State University, Monterey Bay with a degree in international business in 2009.Tripsavvy Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.