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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thanksgiving celebrations around the world
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Thanksgiving in America is one of my favorite holidays. Mostly because of the food, but also because my family tries its hardest to get together from all over the country for the holiday. Its a pretty typical day with lots of food, football and my Grandpa falling asleep at the dinner table. This Thanksgiving finds me […]

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Peace and Nature in the heart of Seoul: Hiking Inwangsan Mountain
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If you live, or are traveling in Seoul, no doubt you have experienced the busy city streets, and crowded subways. While some people thrive in that fast paced environment, it is always nice to get away from it once in awhile. People usually turn to nature to get away from the big city, but many of […]

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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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