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
  • history
  • slow, immersive travel
  • sustainability

Geographic areas of focus include:

  • Croatia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Malta

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.



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

People Profiles


Personal Finance and Productivity

Real Estate

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.