Culture, Cocktails, and China

An account of a fascinating conversation I had at a bar in Beijing. We talked politics, guns, and culture, and I got the real Chinese perspective.

The Complete Guide to Hoboken Bagels

If you are looking for a bagel in Hoboken, congratulations, you’ve stumbled upon the right post! There are four notable bagel spots in close proximity to each other, so I did what any foodie would do: I embarked on the journey of discovering Hoboken’s Best Bagel.   I had a metaphorical crown at hand, read to…

The Silver Lining of Covid-19

The world’s setback is offering you one of life’s most valuable assets: time. Here are 6 things you can do to turn Covid-19 from an enemy to a friend.

The 4 Strangest Foods I Have Ever Eaten

“Katie will try it….” is a typical response when walking past unusual food. You see, I’m an adventure eater and quick to try anything and everything whether it flies, swims, hops, or slithers. The weirder the better! Unique foods are often linked with a culture’s customs and history, and eating what the locals eat is one of my favorite ways to connect with a foreign place.

Mastering the Gig Economy

If you’ve seen someone and asked, “How did they even get that job?!”, chances are I’ve done it. The gig economy is a crazy, wild world. Here are some of my experiences, and some tips on how to do it yourself!

The Truth about Riding Elephants

This is the first Frugal Foodies post that has absolutely nothing to do with being frugal or food, but it does have something to do with being an informed traveler. I hope you enjoy and learn something new! Elephant tourism has exploded in Thailand, and tourists line up to ride the gentle giants for a…

5 Must Try Vietnamese Dishes even Picky Eaters will Love

While the food scene in South East Asia can be intimidating to tackle with odd sounding dishes and unique ingredients, the food in Vietnam is much more “user-friendly”, and some of the most popular locally made cuisine is what you’d find on a menu in a Vietnamese restaurant elsewhere in the world. Here are 5 dishes to try on your next visit to Vietnam.