About Globe Trottin’ Granny

        Globe Trottin' Granny


Hello, I am Kathleen Couch, aka Globe Trottin Granny. I am a wife of 43 years to my husband, Daren.  My son is 35 and the father of one little girl.  My daughter is 30 and the mother of 4 little boys. I am a grandma to 5 of the brightest, wittiest, handsome, and prettiest grandkids.  (Don’t all of us grandparents say that?) If you look closely, behind the chair in my picture, is the youngest of my grandchildren, (see, just the top of his head).  He was helping me set up my computer. LOL

My home for the past 18 years has been in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. I have a typical life, nothing outstanding, but I try to not get trapped by an attitude of not being able to change.  When I talk to many people around my age, (which is 62), they are always saying they can’t.  Whether it is learning their computer, joining a group, or eating new food, some just don’t want to change, or venture into anything new.  What a shame! They are missing adventure, and fun.

I have visited Hawaii, Israel, Rome, Egypt, Denmark, Italy, Sicily, Crete, Greece, Turkey, Spain, France, and Sweden.  Gone on mission trips to Florida, Newport Beach, Alaska, Honduras, and El Salvador. I have also experienced living in several different parts of the US.  They are Ohio, Texas, Kansas, New Jersey, and Georgia.  All regions have differences as well as similarities.  My favorite way to be in a new area, is to be able to interact with the locals, rather than just passing through.

Moving to Sweden is what brought me to start Globe Trottin’ Granny, but if you haven’t guessed yet, it’s not just about living in Sweden, or traveling.  It’s just as much about not letting your comfort zone keep you in a prison, no matter what your age.

So follow me on my journey.  I will be sharing what I observed from the different places I have been, or will be going .

Mission Statement: Through this blog, I hope to share interesting and useful information, to entertain, and to educate fellow, or future travelers. I have a strong desire to serve people that do not have even basic needs met. I plan to do that through this blog, by going on volunteer trips, and sharing any proceeds that may come in the future from revenues of the blog by a ratio of 50% to established charity organizations, with the other 50% to travel.

Thank you for reading, and enjoy my posts!

Kathleen Couch
Globe Trottin Granny

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11 thoughts on “About Globe Trottin’ Granny

  1. Hej Kathleen!

    I wanted to thank you for today. It was very nice meeting you and I hope we can do so again soon. 🙂 I do hope you made it home without getting too wet. Tomorrow is gym day for me so I’d better head for bed.



  2. I stumbled on your blog through another one called Stop having a boring life..(smile), and am so glad I did. I am also not a 20- something, and the travel bug has bitten me hard! I spent most of last year living in Northern England, (gorgeous) am back in the US now, and hope to wander further into Europe later this year. I look forward to enjoying more of your adventures! Cheers!

    • Hello Wandering Who!
      I’m glad you found me too. That’s right, this adventure travel and living as an expat isn’t just for 20 somethings. Hope you have a lot of happy traveling.

  3. Hi Kathleen,

    I just came across your blog because I am keeping track of comments about “lagom’ on the Internet. Then I read about your background and realized we have quite a few things in common. I am a Swede living in Texas. My daughter and two of my grandkids live in Atlanta. So I am a Granma (or Mormor
    as we say in Sweden) too. I have two more grandkids who are growing up in two cultures, Brazil and Texas (OK, the US!). Their mother is Brazilian.To these two I am Farmor, beacase I am their father’s mother. I hope this is not too confusing!

    I have also been working many years as a cross-cultural consultant and trainer and I have worked with many, many individuals and famiies moving around the world on assignments like you and your husband. I also specialize in Swedish-US business communication and relationships.

    If you are interested in more information about Swedish culture (and lagom),
    you can check aout a book about Swedes, Modern-Day Vikings: A practical
    guide to ineracting with the Swedes that I co-authored with Lisa Werner Carr.
    on Amazon (http://tinyurl.com/9xpnfyg).

    One final thing, I was born in Linkoping!

    Lycka till!

    • It is such a delight to hear from you. We do have a lot in common. I just downloaded your book on Kindle. Glad I have that, because we sometimes have trouble getting the mail. Please keep in touch, it sounds like your book is just the thing to understand the Swedes better.
      Thank you!

  4. I had not realized you were living in Sweden! All of my relatives are from Norway. I’ve been there to visit and love the area. My husband and I have done a fair amount of traveling over the years and hope to do more eventually. I am so glad I finally got to subscribe to your blog. I look forward to reading of your adventures. I too am a life long learner, no matter how old I am (which is fast approaching 60). Don’t tell …

    • Debbie,
      I too am glad you subscribed to my blog. I like to share a tidbit of something I have learned from where I travel. I don’t go deep into it, because I’m not that detailed. I wish for you many adventures ahead of you. Thank you!

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