Vintage Travel Kat
As a child, I wrote short stories, poetry and daydreamed about visiting exotic destinations dressed like a 1960s film star. I was able to realise some of my dreams over my career spanning more than 20 years in Australian publishing, working as the editor of Luxury Travel magazine, Vacations & Travel magazine and as editor of several drinks magazines. As a freelance writer, I've scribed for The Australian newspaper, T Magazine Australia (The New York Times), Escape (The Daily Telegraph), Delicious, Travel + Leisure Asia, Wine Selector, Wine Companion, Holidays with Kids and more. I founded Vintage Travel Kat in 2020, inspired to share stories of vintage-related travel, fashion and lifestyle with a fellow vintage-vibe tribe.
SURF HOUSE BYRON Bay _Credit Amy Whitfield

Vintage Aussie surf culture at new Byron Bay hotel

New Byron Bay hotel, The Surf House, is in a heritage-listed building and exudes vintage Aussie surf culture vibes.

Welcome to The Little Nell, Aspen © Gray Malin

Gray Malin in Aspen

These beautiful images were shot by American fine art photographer Gray Malin on location at the iconic, Aspen ski lodge, The Little Nell.

Ruby slippers designed by Adrian, from The Wizard of Oz (1939) Photo by Joshua White : JW Pictures : © Academy Museum Foundation

New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA

Lovers of cinema and moviemaking can look forward to a new home of cinematic history when the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles officially opens

Reign by Damian Flanagan

Champagne at Reign

The fittingly-named ‘Reign’ bar in Sydney’s historic Queen Victoria Building is a stylish escape in one of the city’s most popular heritage buildings.

Malachi Gilmore Hall Oberon. Credit: Katrina Holden

Art Deco gem near Jenolan Caves

A must-stop visit in Oberon on a weekend spent visiting Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains.

51 Shades of Pink Dining Room, Sujan Rajmahal Palace Hotel. Image: Katrina Holden

The Indian hotel that inspired my pink couches

On a trip to Rajasthan, India as a travel editor, I was set to stay for two nights at a newly restored hotel, Sujan Rajmahal Palace Hotel in Jaipur. Known as the ‘pink city’, I was extremely excited to be visiting Jaipur in India

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne foyer

Glam style at Hotel Chadstone Melbourne

You can expect a touch of glamour and chic at the five-star Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, located next door to the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere.

Katrina Holden photographing girafes on safari in Chobe National Park Botswana

Going neutral on safari

It was to be my first safari experience. On assignment as a freelance travel writer, I was preparing to pack my bags and head to Botswana in Africa.

Backyard quoits

These vintage sets of original rope quoits have worked a treat for all ages during lockdown.