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
Coconut Almond Trail Mix Layer Bars
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A few weeks ago I posted my favorite travel snack: Coconut Almond Trail Mix. It is so easy to make, so tasty and easy to carry around. I always bring it with me when traveling to stop myself from buying junk from airports or gas stations. I was playing around a bit with this trail […]

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Secret Travel Essentials
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I am a chronic over-packer. It is as simple as that. Planning and packing for a long term backpacking trip took many trials and errors before I found the right balance of things. The key to efficient packing is bringing items that can be used in more than one way. A scarf on the plane […]

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What is it like to teach Kindergarten in Korea
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Every Monday morning, I wake up excited, alert and ready to start my day. There is no dread or ‘Case of the Mondays’ for me. I am a Teacher at an English Language School in Goyang City, South Korea; a satellite city 40 minutes north of Seoul. I assumed that after five years of teaching […]

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10 Things to do onOmetepe
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Smack dab in the middle of giant Lake Nicaragua lies Ometepe Island. An island formed from two volcanoes; the massive and active Concepcion Volcano, and the smaller and dormant Maderas. To get there you must take a ferry across Lake Nicaragua. A freshwater lake, the largest in Central America, and home to bull sharks! Once […]

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