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!

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fitness in portland oregon
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Lots of beer, lots of rain, and lots of bikes. That is what I knew about Portland before I began researching this article. I heard that this hip town in the Pacific Northwest is similar to my old stomping grounds of Burlington, Vermont, and with my time in Korea coming to a close, I am on […]

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How to Plan a Healthy Bachelorette Party in Miami
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In 2009 I made my way to Miami for my first ever bachelorette party. I was newly 21, and ready to have a raging good time. I made sure to fill the weekend with booze and sun and dancing and booze and food and more booze. For my 21-year-old self, it was the perfect crazy […]

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Get Active in New York City
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In a city of 8 million people, you can bet that any patch of green space gets snatched up/run over/built on in no time. So that makes Central Park in New York City an unbelievable sanctuary in such a busy place. Central Park, in the center of Manhattan, spans from 110th Street to 59th Street and […]

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We all want more than 12 hours in a city, but sometimes the timing of things just doesn’t work out. It doesn’t mean you need to sit in an airport and wait for your flight, use the time you have to do some exploring. I found myself in this exact situation last summer. I arrived […]

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