Meet The Dreamer

IMG_1829Hey, I’m Kay, a Florida native who moved to New York City for 6 years with my husband and goldendoodle, Libby, to follow our dreams of traveling more.

When the pandemic hit our lease in New York was coming to an end. We put everything in storage to travel America and work remotely. Since then, we have lived in Florida, Colorado, and Hawaii. We decided that Colorado was the next semi-permanent home for us!

East Coast Dreamer was created because I was disheartened from seeing couples, flight attendants and photographers on social media who quit their day job to travel the world. There’s another way to explore these destinations without upending your life and quitting your job because I am doing it now! You also don’t need a fancy camera. All of my photos are shot candidly on an iphone.

I travel internationally multiple times a year with a full-time job. I didn’t grow up traveling abroad and I moved to New York with no job and no money. There’s been many times in the past where I had less than $20 in my account. You may be in the same boat with no safety net, but your dreams are worth chasing!

The love for exploring grew when I found a way to travel frequently without breaking the bank, minimalism. The lifestyle is simple: have less and do more. Since my honeymoon to Europe in 2017, I have wandered over 25 countries. My favorite destinations include Vietnam, Amsterdam, Italy, Dubai, America’s National Parks and the British Virgin Islands. 

I’m here to share my budget-friendly travel tips for full-time workers, how you can incorporate minimalism into your lifestyle, and to inspire your next holiday destination. Follow my journey to learn how you and your wallet can be more comfortable traveling around the world. Read my latest travel guides or check out my favorite adventure. Cheers, friends!


Visit Arches National Park
Hiking and Camping in Vietnam
Kay sitting infront of a canyon with a river shaped like a horseshoe
Hiking the Southwest in Winter
Sunset at Rocky Mountain National Park
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