Katherine Jacob has travelled worldwide, from trekking to Machu Picchu, tracing family routes in the Balkans, and horseback riding along the Oregon Trail, to sea kayaking with Orcas in the Pacific Ocean, skiing under the midnight sun in Lapland, and dogsledding along the Moose River near Hudson’s Bay. Her cultural focus has included a wide variety of places from historical cities such Florence, Italy and Quito, Ecuador, to backstreet blues bars in Louisiana and the neon facades of Las Vegas.
She has written hundreds of travel and cultural articles and columns for a variety of national and international newspapers, such as The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and The Boston Globe, and magazines such as AAA, Backpacker and Explore. Her wellness and luxury focused trips have appeared in publications such as Executive Traveler, Robb Report and The Grand.
She is the author of a series of Canadian best sellers: 44 Country Trails, Bruce Peninsula Trails, Grand River Country Trails, The Best of the Bruce Trail, Trails of the Oak Ridges Moraine and Grand River Country Trails 2. Proceeds from this book series have supported the following environmental, conservation and charity projects: The Record Literacy Fund (Kitchener-Waterloo), Thompson Creek Restoration at the Grand River (Dunnville), Mountsbeg Centre for Birds of Prey (Campbelville), The Grand River Trail (Kitchener-Waterloo), Stacey Meadow Habitat Restoration (Hamilton), Black Creek Conservation Area Trail (Port Dover), Groundwater Protection on the Oak Ridges Moraine (Toronto) and the Bruce Trail Association.