KaterinaKaterina Papathanasiou is a Greek journalist and writer currently based in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked for numerous print, and online publications contributing to various topics including European politics, art and culture, travel, fashion, food, decoration, business, popular science and medicine, and has interviewed a plethora of talented people of different backgrounds.

A wanderlust-infected traveler and keen cultural observer desperate to see and experience the well-hidden beauties of the world, she has a passion for words, a soft spot for classical ballet, an infatuation for visually pleasing objects and an inexhaustible desire for bagels and margaritas. Katerina Papathanasiou is the creator of “The Vale Magazine,” an online news publication that aims to scour the world for the best travel destinations, cultural events, and life stories.