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 visiting my LinkedIn profile.
Silk Road Palaces, Scarves, and Saffron in Sheki, Azerbaijan | Communiqué
Culture, Food and Drink
Personal Finance and Productivity
Social Good and Sustainability
Hoi An, Vietnam Series | Native Foreigner
Vibrant images taken in the marketplace and along the coast in the Vietnamese city of Hoi An.
Père Lachaise Image | Paris, 1971
This image, taken in the storied Père Lachaise Cemetery, was featured in a documentary about musician Jim Morrison.
New Host Series | Traveling Spoon
Traveling Spoon is a food tourism startup company. As an ambassador, I’ve conducted site visits and photographed new hosts in their homes and in marketplaces in Tbilisi, Georgia and Yerevan, Armenia.
Photographs of the Mediterranean island of Malta, including the Valletta City Gate Project, Victoria Lines, Xwejni Salt Pans, Floriana Granaries, and the Freedom Day Regatta.
Makarska, Croatia | International Living Magazine
This photograph of the Adriatic Sea served as the header image for a 4-page cover story I wrote about what makes Croatia an attractive destination for digital nomads or those wishing to live there on a part-time basis.
Titti the Diving Dog | Thank You, Life (Japan)
Several images I took of Titti, Malta’s celebrated Jack Russell Terrier, were featured on the Japanese television program, Thank You Life, SP28.”
I shot this video footage of Valletta, Malta’s capital city. In addition, I edited the video clips and did the narrations. Malta was my home for one year.
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.