Seth Kugel is a freelance journalist, author, and, gulp, YouTuber. He is best known in the United States for his “Frugal Traveler” column, which he wrote for the Times between 2010 and 2016, and he has contributed to the Times for over twenty years on topics ranging from the Brazilian health care system to the Jewish arts scene in New York City. He is also the co-author of “Nueva York: The Complete Guide to Latino Life in the Five Boroughs” (2006) and the author of “Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious” (Norton, 2018). In Brazil, he is more known for his column “Viagens” (IG.com, 2011-2013) and his Portuguese-language “Amigo Gringo” video series (2014-present), and he was the Brazil correspondent for Global Post from 2008 to 2010. Seth studied political science at Yale University and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.