The Blog

Hi! My name is Ketti Wilhelm and I’ve been blogging about living abroad and traveling for the past five years.

This blog is in the midst of an evolution dedicated to the idea that sustainable travel doesn’t have to mean just eco-lodges in the rainforest. Rather, sustainability is for every type of travel and every traveler. Because there are better ways to do what we love.

Now, this will be where I write about sustainability in the travel industry. I also tell stories about travel in general, and about food and cultural (especially differences between the US and Italy, where I lived for the past three years, but also about China, where I spent my first expat year).

I began writing here in 2014, when I moved to China with a job teaching English to 300 university students, a side-hustle as a freelance writer, and just one word of Mandarin. Since then, I’ve lived abroad working in the travel industry, writing for magazines, and last year completing my master’s degree in sustainable business and energy.

I’m now in the process of putting all of those things together – travel, sustainability, and writing – to create a much-needed resource for people who are interested in how travel and sustainability fit together.

This is a new beginning for me on many fronts and I’m excited to grow this new project!

I hope you’ll follow along by dropping your email in the sign-up form below, or leaving your questions, comments or suggestions in a comment at the bottom of this page.


The Business

In addition to blogging, I also do translations, marketing and communications (including writing articles and other website content and social media) mostly related to energy, sustainability, climate, and travel through my company, Ketti Wilhelm Communications LLC.

My translation work (from Italian, French and Spanish to English) touches a wide range of industries, depending on the project.

Officially, I started doing this kind of work in this field after finishing my master’s degree in sustainable business and energy at Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy. At the end of the degree program, I moved to France to work for an energy and climate change research company. 

Headshot of Ketti Wilhelm

But really I’ve been preparing for this since my undergrad days, when I earned a BA in journalism and briefly worked in newspapers in the US.

Most of my clients are based France, Italy and the US.

If you have questions, please get in touch at ketti.wilhelm [at] gmail . com.

Look forward to hearing from you!