Born in Europe but raised in Illinois, I have also lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. I have a penchant for off-season travel and enjoy delving into a place’s history.
Some of my dearest globetrotting experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family.
My writing and photography have appeared in a variety of outlets, including Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living. I have also created branded content for my Eloquence clients.
I specialize in creating content about:
- artisanal products
- cultural heritage
- slow, immersive travel
Geographic areas of focus include:
Below, you’ll find samples of my work, organized by topic. You can also learn more about my professional background by viewing my LinkedIn profile.
Kotor: A Taste of Venice in Coastal Montenegro | Communiqué
Wine, Culture, and Hiking in the Heart of the Caucasus | International Living Magazine
How to Bag Off-Season Rentals on the Dalmatian Coast | International Living Magazine
A Peek at Africa’s Penguins | International Living Magazine
Culture, Food and Drink
Why I Loved Living on English-Speaking Malta | International Living
Personal Finance and Productivity
A Seaside Home in Split
for $625 a Month | International Living Magazine (Australian Edition)
Social Good and Sustainability
Five Rewarding Ways to Volunteer—Without Leaving Home | The Savvy Retiree
Easy Strategies for Saving Money on Your Home-Energy Bills | The Savvy Retiree
I shot this video footage of the Maltese capital, edited the video clips, and did the narrations.
My husband and I have spent more than a year living in Croatia on a part-time basis. In this video for International Living, we discuss our impressions of Croatian culture and everyday life.