other writing


Below are links to other publications I’ve either written or taken photos for.

Eat Your Way from Switzerland to Italy on Eurail (The Daily Meal)


Global-ish (a column for Northern Virginia Magazine)

Honest Cooking

Charleston Grit (a division of Charleston Magazine)

Minutes to Win It for Northern Virginia Magazine (originally appeared in the March 2015 print edition)

Having A Baby in Malaysia for Expat Arrivals

In Search of Virginia Barbecue for Northern Virginia Magazine (originally appeared in the July 2015 print edition)

Koi Koi Sushi & Roll Offers the Good and Salty for Northern Virginia Magazine (written by my son and transcribed by me; originally in the March 2015 print edition)

Traveling with Children: 20 Must-Have Products for a Family On the Go for Babble.com

Around the World in 9 Months: What It’s Like to Be Pregnant Abroad for Babble.com

Localeur Charleston Contributor

MOVE Guides – Kuala Lumpur City Guide

5 Unexpectedly Kid -Friendly Restaurants in Northern Virginia for Northern Virginia Magazine (originally appeared in the March 2015 print edition)

No Food For You, Mosquito (a version of this story appeared in the book From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall: Travelers’ Best, Worst and Most Ridiculous Stories from the Road)


also seen on:


My recipes and stories have been featured on the following websites:

Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn: Definitive Proof that Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar Belong Together

Apartment Therapy: Before & After – An Inexpensive Dresser Upgrade

The Besty Featured Blog


Cosmopolitan Magazine (Greece)

The Chicago Tribune

Expat Arrivals

Expat Blog Network

Expat Women




Huffington Post

The Seattle Times


Travel Blogs

What Happens When a 4-Year-Old and a Restaurant Critic Review the Same Meal? in Northern Virginia Magazine (featuring my son)

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