Hi, I’m Monica, an expat with a passion for travel, food, and design.

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, so that’s exactly what I set out to do. I’ve lived in France, Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Belgium, visiting a total of 27 countries and counting. This year I’m living in France with my Belgian husband and our adopted Indonesian street cat. We never know exactly where we’ll end up next and that’s all part of the adventure.

I travel with an insatiable appetite for cultural gems, architecture, 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. 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 facet of my adolescence. Now I explore every country the only way I know how – taste buds first with a strong preference for sweets. Oh and don’t even get me started on coffee. 

My travel writing, photos, and videos have been featured by Elle Belgium, Matador Network, Discoverer, Secret Food Tours, 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
  • Content Creation
  • Editorial Opportunities
  • Social Media Consultation
  • Guest Posts
  • Reviews
  • Interviews

(All photographs are my own unless otherwise stated.)



  1. Franziska

    Hey are you not blogging anymore? Love the parts about Malaysia. My boyfriend is Malaysian and we are talking about moving there at some point. I absolutly love the country (and of course the food!).

    1. Monica

      Hi Franziska! I’ve since moved to Belgium, but am going to start blogging full-force again. If you move to Malaysia and need any tips, feel free to contact me on my email!

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