Travel Blogger Spotlight: Katarina Kovacevic of Style Jaunt 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

We’re back again with your favorite feature, “25 Things You Dont Know About” your favorite travel bloggers, modeled after my favorite section in US Weekly’s where celebs dish about random facts in their lives. So that’s what we do here, we help you get to know your favorite travel bloggers out there on a fun and personal level. This week I’m featuring Katrina Kovacevic from Style Jaunt.

Katarina Kovacevic is a freelance travel writer specializing in hotels and resorts. She’s the author of The Food Lovers’ Guide to Phoenix & Scottsdale and founder/editor of Style Jaunt, a blog about fashionable travel. Her work has appeared in publications like The New York Post, American Spa, The Knot and Sunset. 

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  1. I was born in Croatia – in a small town called Bakar on the northern coast near Rijeka – but was only 3 years old when we moved to the U.S..

  2. When I was little I had a habit of packing up pretty and shiny things that I found around the house, and burying them in the backyard.

  3. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved writing. As a tween, I ran a number of e-newsletters that I designed using AOL’s email platform. One of them was called ~*Girlyz*~. (Fancy, huh?)

  4. Likewise, I used to run a Backstreet Boys fan fiction website that was hosted on Angelfire. Yup.

  5. I still love the Backstreet Boys.

  6. I almost always talk out loud to myself or whistle while I’m working.

  7. I secretly judge people who have poor grammar or spelling skills, but ask me to do simple math and I’m completely lost.

  8. In October, after dreaming about it since I was a kid, my husband and I moved from Phoenix to New York City.

  9. Preserving my Croatian culture is important to me.

  10. I have a complete and total obsession with all cute, furry and cuddly animals, babies, things and cartoons. Before I became a freelance writer, I worked in an office setting and my coworkers once decorated my entire workspace with pictures of puppies, hamsters and otherwise cute animals for my birthday. I still have a couple of those pictures.

  11. I eat at least one chocolate item a day…and sometimes more.

  12. I love ABBA.

  13. I am completely Type A about most things in my life…but I am almost always running late to somewhere.

  14. I will work until the day I can’t work anymore, but I also love playing Suzie Homemaker – cooking, decorating and baking.

  15. Besides running Style Jaunt, I’m also a full-time freelance writer and have been published in The New York Post, The Knot, Unboundary by USA Today, Sunset and American Spa. I also help companies in the travel, beauty and fashion industries with their content marketing efforts.

  16. I wrote a book called The Food Lovers’ Guide to Phoenix & Scottsdale.

  17. Travel keeps me sane, inspired and healthy.

  18. I don’t think you need to spend a ton of money to look stylish – some of my favorite places to shop are Target and TJ Maxx – but I do have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with katespade.

  19. I hate turbulence, but I actually like flying. It’s the perfect opportunity to disconnect.

  20. Some of my favorite hotels and resorts that I would design my home after: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (Scottsdale), Hotel St. Cecilia (Austin), Round Hill Hotel & Villas (Montego Bay) and Korakia Pensione (Palm Springs).

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21. I love to eat. Love it. It’s possibly my favorite thing about life.My favorite season is fall, but I love sunny and beachside vacations.

22. I think Croatia has the most beautiful beaches on planet earth. But I could be biased.

23. One of my favorite things to do when I travel is go shopping, and I document my shopping experiences on Style Jaunt.

24. One of the coolest districts I’ve explored recently is Portland’s West End.

25. When I’m not traveling, my idea of a perfect Friday night is a delicious meal with my husband, good friends, family…and lots of wine.

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