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I’m Steph, and this is my blog, which, much like my life, revolves around food and travel.

I was born in a rural part of Thailand and was lucky enough to spend my childhood years in Southeast Asia before my family returned to the United States. We lived for a short stint in Tennessee before moving to New Jersey, which is where I spent my teenage years and where I’ve stayed since. I married my high school sweetheart and adopted two dogs, aka the loves of my life.

maggie and molly

I love the beach. I love to fly around the world and I LOVE to cook and eat. Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share a little bit of what I love with you.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” – Augustine of Hippo

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Malaysia
  4. Thailand
  5. Denmark
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Greece
  9. Russia
  10. Sweden
  11. Switzerland
  12. Holland
  13. Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman)
  14. Dominican Republic
  15. Jamaica
  16. Mexico
  17. Canada
  18. Costa Rica
  19. USA
  20. Bahamas
  21. Saint Lucia
  22. Italy
  23. Estonia
  24. Finland
  25. Antigua
  26. Dominica
  27. St Kitts
  28. Tortola BVI
  29. St Martin/St Maarten
  30. Cambodia
  31. Vietnam
  32. Taiwan*
  33. Vatican City*
  34. Hong Kong*
  35. Puerto Rico*


estonia beach

36 comments on “About”

  1. thanks for stopping by my blog and liking the Italian Spaghetti sauce with meatballs. I hope you try it some time. It’s very chunky because that’s the way we like it. Enjoy! Hey, let me know if you make it and how it turns out.

      • Yes, I live in Metro Manila. 🙂 I haven’t tried to travel abroad. We were booked this year for Vietnam but it didn’t push through because I couldn’t leave my baby yet. But I used to travel here in the Philippines before I got pregnant. Have you heard about Boracay or if not, try to google it. We’ve been there and the place was amazing. We will be there again in November and we’re bringing our baby. You should try to visit our country before you turn 30. I’d be glad to give you some ideas about our country. 🙂

  2. You’ve read the entire bible is impressive! I love your saying that your life revolves around food. I could say mine does too. I’ll be swimming laps in the pool thinking what to cook for dinner. I’ll be at work thinking up recipes. I play the piano and thats the only time I dont think about food…. xx

  3. I’m also impressed by your bible reading! Otherwise I think we have a lot in common. I’ve reached the 30 countries before 30 goal (but I’ve also turned 30, lucky enough);)
    Nice blog!

      • I have visited most European countries, USA and several places in Asia. My favorite place in the world is New York, closely followed by Tokyo (I like big cities) 🙂 Where are you going next?

        • New York City is pretty amazing. I’m lucky to live about 45 minutes away from NYC. I’m not sure where I’m headed to next. My brother in law is working on a cruise line so we may do a cruise in the Caribbean island. If that doesn’t work out, we will either take a long vacation in Europe and visit a few countries or head to Thailand again and maybe visit Viet Nam while we are there. Good luck with your travels!

  4. Hey Global Girl. We’ve got a few things in common, so I feel as if I can relate to you. I too have read the whole Bible, dress better in the summer than in the winter (living in Brazil helps), love good food and a healthy lifestyle, love traveling and experiencing other cultures, and…. I pick the skin off of my thumbs too =) Actually, off my index fingers too.

  5. I just looked at your recipe for the bacon/egg/potatoe casserole and im thinking im going to make it for Christmas morning.. what can I use instead of friache if I cant find it? Thank you!!

    • Hi! It is a really delicious casserole. Creme fraiche makes it extra decadent but if you can’t find that you can substitute sour cream or maybe even Greek yogurt! I haven’t tried it with either but I think both of those would work well in place of the creme fraiche. Sour cream would probably be the closest match. Hope you guys enjoy it!

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