"Will Eating this Make me Sick?", an insight into Sihanoukville, Cambodia

“Will eating this make me sick?” It’s a question that rarely comes to mind.   I gladly run the gauntlet when it comes to eating questionable food, and amazingly enough, I have only contracted a food born illness twice.  Once was off of seafood paella in Barcelona the night before flying back to DC (the plane ride…

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.

5 Things to do in Pattaya that aren't Shady

Pattaya is a unique city. There’s cheap hotels, cheap food, cheap experiences, and cheap massages. Sounds pretty good, right? The problem is the fact that Pattaya is perhaps the most repulsive place I have ever been in the world. Here are 5 things to do that are family friendly as well as frugal!

Terminal 21 Food Review: Pattaya, Thailand

Terminal 21 is a massive, airport themed mall in Pattaya boasting 6 floors with hundreds of shopping and dining options.  You can find anything you need and eat whatever you’re craving while you beat the brutal Thailand heat and avoid the more unsavory pastimes Pattaya has to offer.  Jeremy and I headed to the food court,…

Singapore Airline Food

I had a solid first impression of Singapore Airlines on my flight from Melbourne to Singapore. Jeremy and I were easily able to get new seats next to each other, the flight attendants were well dressed and polite, and the seats were comfy.  The media system had ample viewing options and we were quickly handed a…

5 Foods to try in Tasmania

I recently headed to the land down under the land down under: Tasmania.  After three flights and 35 hours of travel, I stepped off onto my 5th continent with little to no expectations and uncontrollable excitement to see Jeremy’s home and experience somewhere new.   Over the course of 8 days, we saw mountains, beaches, wallabies, wombats,…

Emirates Airline Food Review

After eight days in Staunton, VA, it was finally time to fly out to Australia to see Jeremy after two months of long distance. Excited is an understatement.   All that stood between uswas 36 hours of traveling…… let the saga begin.   Part One: The Airport After happily making my way to the luggage drop, the woman…

How to Feed Your 97-year-old Grandma

My grandma, Mary Kowalski, is a tough as nails 97 year old polish woman who rings in at 4’6” just shy of 100 lbs with a passion for Jesus, fasciation with blue sky, and love for dancing and music.  She often exclaims “you know what?  I’m going to die soon!” to which I respond, “Good! The Lord…