My response was immediate and positive. I was to join a diverse group of influencers and journalists for an incredible three days’ learning from vets, elephant welfare specialists and those working in elephant tourism and rehabilitation fields.
Let me introduce you to vlogger Christopher, photographer James and Insta Kate. Each has a passion for storytelling and sharing their experiences in Thailand on their social media channels in their creative and unique ways.
‘Overall this trip was a mix of incredible moments, differing views, eye-opening learning experiences and life long memories. I was very happy to learn how Thailand’s plans to change and better the lives of domestic elephants.’ – Kate
You couldn’t miss Instagram’s Go Where Kate Goes. Amongst a sea of dark-haired women, Kate’s bright blond hair and curly whirly eyelashes greet you across a crowded room, along with her genuine Canadian girl-next-door smile. As we gather at Lampang Airport ready for a day of tourism, temples and elephants, Kate is the only one in a floaty skirt, and with a split in the side at that.
This is the first time I’ve been on a TAT trip with an InstaQueen and I’m fascinated to see her at work.
During the week Kate works for an on-line English language school for children. Her emerging Insta stardom has materialised with part-time effort and eye-catching photos, encouraging others to go where Kate goes.
Kate is fun, and although I’m old enough to be her mother, we bond amongst the spirit-trees when I offer to take her photo. Kate has all the moves. A quick flick of the hair, a back turn with an over the shoulder glance, and with every click of the camera, a spontaneous and cute pose. The camera loves Kate.