Hi, I’m Monica, expat traveler with a passion for travel and food.
My life hasn’t been the same since I left home to explore seven years ago. Everyone says your twenties is the time to take risks and that’s exactly what I did. Over the past seven years, I’ve lived in France, Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Belgium, visiting a total of 27 countries and counting. I live in the gorgeous city of Ghent with my Belgian husband and our adopted Indonesian cat. We never know exactly where we’ll end up next and that’s all part of the adventure.
A traveling, photographing Texan
I travel with an insatiable appetite for cultural gems, design and visually stunning places. Once I started on my travel journey, my passion for street photography grew, allowing me to experience the people and places more intimately. Traveling Asia has been the most rewarding in terms of photo opportunities; with a story dying to be told around every corner. Some people collect souvenirs when they travel; I collect photos.
A flavor, coffee, and all-things-food addict
Let me just say I’m someone who would rather have dessert than dinner. (My infatuation with chocolate might be to blame for that.) I grew up in the restaurant business with food permeating every aspect of my adolescence. Now I explore every country the only way I know how – tastebuds first. My favorite cuisine is Thai, but dessert has my heart.
My travel writing, photos and videos have been featured by Elle Belgium, Matador Network, ExpatGo Belgium, ExpatGo Malaysia, The Bulletin, Flanders Today, Ten Days in Paris, Visit Croatia, and Budapest Tourism Centre.
If you would like to collaborate on travel content, please reach out! I’m available for:
Press + Media Trips
Sponsored Instagram Posts
Sponsored Blog Posts
Social Media Consultation