The Strangest, Most Expensive Coffee in the World: Kopi Luwak

Would you believe me if I told you I have spent $16 on a cup of coffee made from coffee beans excreted by a weasel? In the matter of fact I have…. twice!

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 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,…