The Confident Coconut, Solo Travel and Inspiration. Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico photo ©2023 Kate Dana

ABOUT

¡HOLA! Hello!

Hello! I’m Kate Dana: an international travel blogger, late-life Spanish learner, and an all-around lover of travel and adventure. Since 2010, I’ve been to some incredible places, including Mexico, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, and Perú, as well as many locations throughout the United States.

Kate Dana, founder of The Confident Coconut, jumping in a black dress on the beach in Playa Blanca, Isla Barú near Cartagena, Colombia photo ©2015 Kate Dana
Playa Blanca, Isla Barú near Cartagena, Colombia 2014

In 2022, I created The Confident Coconut to provide stories, tips, and tricks to inspire solo travelers to confidently explore new destinations with a sense of adventure.

Kate Dana, founder of The Confident Coconut, in a vintage passport from the United States of America, photo ©1974 Kate Dana
My baby passport from the 1970’s

Unfortunately, in 2023, I was hit with some major set backs and changes, most of which left me uninspired and without the motivation to continue writing content.

Kate Dana, founder of The Confident Coconut, at a selfie spot on the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA photo Kate Dana, founder of The Confident Coconut, at a selfie spot on the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA photo ©2022 Kate Dana
Beach Boardwalk selfie spot, Santa Cruz, CA

In January 2024, with the promise of brand new year ahead, I bounced back and returned online, better than ever.

Please join me over at Cocameca.com where I offer my best tips, tricks, and travel advice, this time featuring California, Colombia, and beyond!

Kate Dana next to an infinity pool with a beach view in Los Morros, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia © Kate Dana
Mi cielo en Los Morros, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia