That's me on my honeymoon in Athens, Greece. The Acropolis is behind me.

That’s me on my honeymoon in Athens, Greece. The Acropolis is behind me.

I am a TCK (third culture kid) who currently lives in New Jersey with my little dog, Maggie, and my husband. I was born in a rural part of Thailand and raised in Bangkok, and lived for short stints in both Malaysia and Tennessee.

I love many things, but two of my passions consist of eating and traveling. It’s even more enjoyable when I can combine the two. This is a blog about my life, which mostly revolves around the things I cook and eat and the places I go. Occassionally, you may see a post that doesn’t fit into either of those two categories, but for the most part, this blog will be devoted to the eating and traveling aspect of my life.

This is Maggie, my little love!

This is Maggie, my little love!

Some fun facts about me:

– I used to figure skate
– I married my highschool sweetheart
– My favorite food of all time is khao pad gai, or chicken fried rice, off the streets of Bangkok
– I would like to see 30 countries before I am 30 (I’m getting closer to both numbers!)
– I have a terrible habit of picking the skin on my thumbs, but not on any other fingers
– I went to boarding school for one year
– I have read the entire bible
– I don’t like soda
– I’ve always had a dog
– I dress better in the summer than in the winter
– I wish I was musically talented
– I am terrified of sharks and public speaking
– I am happiest when I am traveling
– I love writing and would someday like to write a book
– I cry easily at movies and music, or really anything that is emotionally moving

Another picture of Maggie. This is how she likes to sleep.

Another picture of Maggie. This is how she likes to sleep.

35 thoughts on “About

  1. Clanmother says:

    I share your joy for food! AndI am going to enjoy reading your posts!

  2. Teresa says:

    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.

  3. gwynnem says:

    Thanks so much for following my blog. Looking forward to more of your cooking and travel adventures!

  4. Liv says:

    I really like your blog and am nominating you for the Liebster Blog Award πŸ™‚

  5. Liz says:

    My best regards to Maggie. Thanks for stopping by…have a lovely weekend!

  6. inourstars23 says:

    I love your free spirit and share your love for travel and food πŸ™‚

  7. mommymish says:

    How many countries have you visited already Global Girl? Have you been to the Philippines?

    • Global Girl says:

      I have been to 20. No, I’ve never been to the Philippines but I would love to go! Is that where you live?

      • mommymish says:

        Yes, I live in Metro Manila. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

      • Global Girl says:

        Wow Boracay looks amazing. I would love to go. Someday I will make it to the Philippines. It looks like an amazing country and I would love to visit πŸ™‚

  8. Sofia says:

    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

  9. Mitzie Mee says:

    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!

    • Global Girl says:

      Thank you! Which countries have you been to?? Any favorites? I’m looking to plan my next trip!

      • Mitzie Mee says:

        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) πŸ™‚ Where are you going next?

      • Global Girl says:

        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!

  10. I live in Athens and I am also happiest when I travel! Love writing too and also would love to publish a book one day! πŸ™‚

  11. stacilys says:

    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.

  12. Serena says:

    Maggie is very cute! I see you have a lot of pasta recipes…I love pasta! I’ll definitely try a few…

  13. Taylor Eaton says:

    Hi there! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.


    Whether or not you choose to display the award, I want to commend you on your great blogging. Keep up the good work!

  14. pam redmond says:

    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!!

    • Global Girl says:

      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!

  15. Debby says:

    What a lovely blog! I can totally relate to the food and travel obsession – and the particular allure of combining the two πŸ™‚ I went to Kuala Lampur and Thailand for the first time last year, and going back again in May. Can’t wait – ESPECIALLY for the food! I really think I could live on chicken fried rice πŸ˜‰ Good luck with your 30 countries before 30. Come visit us in Cape Town!

    • Global Girl says:

      I would love to go to Cape Town. It’s pretty high on my list of places I want to go next. Have fun in Thailand and Malaysia in May! I will be going to Bangkok over the summer hopefully!

  16. Debby says:

    I’m so excited for the trip. This time we’re doing Bali and KL – eeeeee! And you enjoy Bangkok πŸ™‚ I’m sure if CT is on your list, you’ll make it here. And our food is awesome πŸ™‚

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