My life hasn’t been the same since I left Texas to explore.

As a travel writer and photographer, I travel with an insatiable appetite for world cuisine, architecture, and visually stunning locales. My travel journey is documented here on GG through stories and street photography, showcasing the people and places that strike me in a deep and inspiring way. Some people collect souvenirs when they travel; I collect photos.

Over the past eight years, I’ve called five countries home, visiting a total of 28 countries and counting. My insatiable curiosity for the world took me from Texas and hasn’t brought me back yet. My husband and I don’t live a ‘normal life’ by conventional standards. We currently live in France along with our quirky cat Tiga whom we adopted from the streets of Indonesia. For now, we live year to year, plan to plan and take the rest as it comes. And so, GG is my visual diary and the expat experience has been my muse since 2011.

Overlooking Ibiza’s old town coast.

A flavor, photography, & architecture addict

I work with hotels and restaurants to showcase their design, cuisine, and style through blog articles and hi-quality interior and food photography. My passion is to draw in curious travelers with an eye for style and gourmet taste. So far, I’ve worked with companies throughout Asia and Europe. Countries such as Malaysia, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Portugal.

I grew up in the restaurant business with food permeating every facet of my adolescence and early adulthood. I got my start in food writing and 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 video 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, Visit Porto, Visit Bordeaux, and Budapest Tourism Centre.

To collaborate for travel content for your hotel, or restaurant, or tour experience please reach out! I’m available for:

  • Press + Media Trips
  • Sponsored Instagram Posts
  • Sponsored Blog Posts
  • Content Creation
  • Interior Photography
  • Social Media Consultation
  • Guest Posts
  • Hotel 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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