Well, I never imagined I'd someday appear in the pages of VOGUE––in Germany no less! I'm profiled in VOGUE Germany's semi-annual special edition on "Business" (October 2014) as part of a feature about Wings WorldQuest, an amazing organization that supports women in exploration. Please "like" Wings Worldquest on Facebook, and if you can read German, check out VOGUE on European newsstands now...and let me know what I've said!!

Kate Harris in German Vogue
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"In some ways getting lost was my goal from the start. Growing up in small-town Ontario, where the tallest mountain was a haystack and the broadest horizon a field of corn, I’d felt wilder than the world in all directions. It wasn’t until university that I finally stepped beyond the borders of my home country, finally saw a mountain and a desert in more than pixels or words on a page, and there was no looking back. From then on my greatest joy has been wandering the planet’s rough peripheries with a tent and a backpack full of books. My greatest fear is having to work, heaven forbid, in a cubicle. To avoid this I mostly subsist on instant noodles, and I travel whenever possible by my own two legs, enabling a vagabond life rich in every currency but money."

This is essentially my life's mission statement as excerpted from Lands of Lost Borders, a new essay of mine about wildness, borders, and cycling the Silk Road. I'm thrilled to have this piece of writing published in The Georgia Reviewone of my very favourite literary magazines. You can read it online or, better yet, support this wonderful small press by purchasing a copy of the Fall 2014 issue here.

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It's official...the Borderski expedition has won the $10,000 Scott Pearlman Field Award, an Explorers Club grant program in honour of the late Scott Pearlman, a photographer who at 22 became one of the youngest members of The Explorers Club. Sadly, he died of liver failure due to hepatitis C at the age of 38, "still looking for the perfect picture."

It's a tremendous privilege to carry his name into the Pamir mountains through Borderski, and we'll strive to do everything we can to make the Pearlmans proud.For more details, check out the news update on the Facebook page for the Scott Pearlman Field Award.

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Putting a new slant on the word "extremist." And in truth I'm a Canadian Curiously Abroad, but what are nations but fictions anyway? Some Cycling Silk writing is coming out in the Georgia Review's Fall 2014 issue....stay tuned! I'm excited to read these other travel essays as well.

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Check out the teaser trailer for "The Art of Wild," a six-part documentary film series by the superlatively talented Lindsay Marie Stewart that explores the connections between athletics, art, and wild landscapes. I'm the gal on the bike, and you'll also meet my sweet dog Daniel, the star of the whole show.


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