Who is Katie?

I am Katie McGrain, a traveler with a passion for learning and exploring our world! I am also a food lover, an adventure seeker, an amateur chef, a fitness enthusiast, a writer and a teacher. I travel the world in search of good food, adventures and culture. I provide travel tips, destination guides, recipes and inspiration!

Recent Posts
Travel Expenses for a week in the Philippines
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The remote location, and postcard perfect beauty of El Nido in the Philippines probably strikes thoughts of ‘too difficult to get to’ and ‘too expensive to enjoy’. Before I started researching, I assumed a place like El Nido was for a very select group of people. This is far from the truth. In fact, El […]

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On our second night in Korea, Chris went out with a co-worker while I slept off the jet lag sickness in our Korean Love Motel. He came back and was so excited, he woke me from my slumber to tell me all about the experience he had. The reason for the excitement? A Korean BBQ Restaurant. […]

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The Ultimate Guide to an Active El Nido Vacation
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The massive limestone karst cliffs scream “climb me”. The lush green jungles beckon adventurers with with twisting paths. The turquoise blue water entices swimmers to take a plunge. El Nido is the ultimate destination for an active vacation. Hiking, Biking, Swimming & Kayaking; There are so many ways to stay active while traveling through Palawan […]

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A guide to Drinking Your Way Through Burlington, Vermont
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Over the past few months I have been highlighting my favorite places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in Burlington, Vermont. Now the time has come for drinking! My drinking experience in Burlington has changed dramatically over the last 9 years. As a college student I frequented many of the college bars that dominate the drinking […]

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