About

Welcome! I’m Katherine and I’m here to inspire you with stories of amazing women as well as take you on a tour of their natural habitats – English castles.

I’m a history lover, story teller, world traveller and feminist.

Me and my idol, historian, and best-selling author Philippa Gregory

Me and my idol, historian, and best-selling author Philippa Gregory

Reading Philippa’s captivating historical novels, which all star female protagonists, made me go and search for other ways to experience history through the female paradigm.  But there wasn’t much available.

So I created it for myself, a series of tour guides on English castles where the stories of the women are front and centre.  Why am I obsessed with visiting castles?  Because castles are inspirational places which are big enough to make you dream big, yet intimate enough to make you believe that your dreams are possible.  And for me, one of my dreams is that in my lifetime there will be true gender equality.

 

Chatsworth is certainly big enough to make you dream big!  So are the stories of the Duchesses of Devonshire.

Chatsworth is certainly big enough to make you dream big! So are the stories of the Duchesses of Devonshire.

Women’s history as a study has only been established as long as a blink of an eye in the grand scheme of human existence.  Although we need to go further to develop this new field, there is already a lot that we can learn from the women in our history.  And I want to take you there to experience the lives of the influential women who have made their mark and tell their stories.  In their castles.  And have a great time.

What you can expect from me

I’m half American and half British.  I’m fun and funny but also serious (when it comes to fact-checking).  I’ve got the entertainment value of your favourite historical books, shows, and films but with the facts to back it up.  The real magic occurs at the intersection of fact and fiction.  This is where we can draw inspiration from the amazing women of our past and plan the changes that will make us the amazing women (and men) of our future.

Fancy your own photo shoot in a castle? I can help you make it happen.

Fancy your own photo shoot in a castle? I can help you make it happen.

What you can expect from us

Frankly, you can expect nothing but the best from Eventful Travel and at good value.  We also have big hearts.  10% of our revenue go to The White Ribbon Alliance, a non-profit for the promotion of healthy childbirth.  In many countries childbirth is the number one killer of young women.  It seems insane that on average 800 women die everyday just like Elizabeth of York, Jane Seymour, and Katherine Parr did in England 500 years ago, doing something as basic as giving birth to a child.

So what are you waiting for?  If you like historical women and castles, come and be a part of our community!  Pick up a book, join us on a tour, come and talk to us on Facebook or Twitter.  Welcome to our world.

Professional Bio

Katherine Longhi

Katherine is a dual American-British national living in London with her Italian husband. European travel has always been part of her life. With a penchant for dramatic flare, she tells stories of inspirational historical women through books, tours, and once-in-a-lifetime events in castles.

Katherine began her career in human resources at Bloomberg and AXA Investment Managers. Katherine holds a BA in European Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York and a masters in Human Resource Management from London Metropolitan University.

Get in touch:

E-mail: Katherine@eventful-travel.com

Phone: +44 7789 372 273

Skype: kath.mckenney