5 Minutes With Kay Dougherty

For McCool Travel’s 88th travel profile, I am pleased to present Kay Dougherty. Kay is the blonde half of Blonde Brunette Travel; her sister, Anne Reilly, is the brunette. She provides inspiring, informative, and often hilarious outlooks about their world travels. Don’t believe me? Read on. If you do not agree, leave a comment and I will refund your money!
Kay’s bio:

Kay Dougherty is a tall, large-breasted natural blonde who won the Nobel Peace prize at the age of 7 and a Pulitzer for her travel blog, BlondeBrunetteTravel, in 2014. She is also a compulsive liar. Kay writes a witty blog about travels with her sister, does freelance travel writing, and tries to get Quark Expeditions to ask her to go to Antarctica with them. Before going into travel writing Kay had a long and frequently boring career as a VP of Marketing in Corporate America. She’s now an old maid cat lady who lives in Florida.

Kay Dougherty
Kay Dougherty

Kay Dougherty

Brackenridge, Pennsylvania
Always in my luggage…
at least one more pair of shoes than I will wear (yet I will buy another pair on the trip)
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. Costa Brava region of Spain
  2. South Africa
  3. Turkey

(so far, check back for updates!)
A favorite travel memory is…
getting my sister (and travel partner now) to pay me to quit singing on family road trips when we were kids

Kay Dougherty and Anne Reilly
Kay Dougherty and Anne Reilly, BlondeBrunetteTravel.com

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. PacSafe
  2. Ambien
  3. Viking River

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. stealing the credit cards of sleeping passengers on overnight flights
  2. using points for hotels
  3. never using credit cards or a debit card with foreign transaction fees

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  1. making my sister spit out her wine laughing
  2. reading menus with bad translations
  3. snorkeling

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“I have enough time for a nap.”
Favorite non-travel website …
This is pretty boring but it’s washingtonpost.com! (mostly because I avidly read one of their advice columnists)
Most memorable souvenir …
my living room rug I bought in Turkey from a beautiful man with green eyes (I rolled him up in it and have him in my living room too but please don’t alert Immigration authorities.)

Kay Dougherty
Kay Dougherty, BlondeBrunetteTravel.com

Favorite cheap eat …
Ain’t nuthin’ cheap about what I eat!
Recent discovery …
It’s possible for Donald Trump to be an even bigger idiot than I already thought he was!
I am fortunate to have met …
my sister, but it was sort of a set-up
I would like to meet …
In the past I would have said Nelson Mandela but now that he’s dead would it seem shallow to swap him out for George Clooney?

Kay Dougherty
Kay Dougherty

Thank you very much, Kay, for taking the time to share your travel inspiration and tips.
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