Karen Catchpole

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Karen Catchpole is an award-winning freelance travel and food journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering leisure travel and hospitality. Since 2006, she has been traveling and reporting full-time through the Americas. This has allowed her to gain a deep understanding of travel in Latin America including iconic destinations, emerging destinations, best hotels, best adventures, top chefs, the most compelling travel and culinary trends, and more. Her freelance travel stories are published by Travel + Leisure, Afar, Departures, Hemispheres, American Way, Delta Sky, CNN Travel, BBC Travel, National Geographic Travel, Elle, WSJ. Magazine, Good, Roads and Kingdoms, The Dallas Morning News, The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Luxury Latin America, and many other outlets. Karen is also the co-creator of the ongoing Trans-Americas Journey, a working road trip through North, Central, and South America, and a travel blog, which has been noted as a top couples' travel blog by USA Today.

• 15+ years of experience traveling and reporting full-time in North, Central, and South America
• Received an honorable mention from SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Awards in 2014

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