Get to Know Me
Hi there! My name is Katie Gibbons, creator of The Kalon Blog. I am a netflix-bingeing, coffee-drinking, puppy-loving 23 year old, and lover of food, fashion, and frequent flying. For those who know me, I am someone who cannot sit still for too long. I am driven by challenges and new opportunities. I have always felt a yearning for travel, but my first time even flying on an airplane was on my 18th birthday – when I decided to go skydiving and jumped out of one! After graduating college, I spent a year teaching English in Thailand and traveling Southeast Asia, which further kickstarted my passion for travel. This blog serves as a virtual diary for my travels and experience, and the chance that it may help or inspire someone along the way is just the icing on a cake.
Meaning behind “Kalon”
Kalon is a greek word that means “beauty is more than skin-deep.” In this day and age of social media, I feel like it is so easy to compare ourselves to others, especially when it comes to outward appearance. This is something I have struggled with and still this day can be a stumbling block. But we are not our outward appearance. I believe that what defines us is the way we treat others and the energy we put into this world. For the longest time, I feel like I was always looking for “the next best thing”, or caught up in climbing the ladder of success and acceptance. My experiences traveling the past few years have allowed me to truly live in the now and appreciate each and every moment. I hope for this website to be an outlet for likeminded travelers who share the same passions of traveling, immersing in new cultures, and living authentically! Everyone is on their own timeline and journeys, and I’d like to give you a glimpse into mine.
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