Finding Katya

Finding Katya: How I Quit Everything to Backpack the Former Soviet States is the inspiring and engaging story of one woman who ditches everything to embark on an unconventional adventure through the former Soviet Union.

About Katie

Katie Aune is a recovering tax attorney who has worked in nonprofit and higher ed fundraising for more than a decade while also dabbling in travel blogging and writing. Despite not traveling overseas for the first time until she was 25, she has been to nearly 70 countries and all seven continents. Born and raised in Minnesota, Katie is currently based in Washington, D.C. and has a habit of rooting for sports teams that find ways to lose in devastating fashion.

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