About Us

Tsujiki Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

Travel Tales and Brewery Trails:

The Traveling Gingerbread offers realistic budget travel tips for full time employees, fun facts, and where to find the best craft beer.

The Creation of the Traveling Gingerbread

In Tokyo, we smiled every time we saw someone talking on their large, animated phone case. We had to buy one. Having an obsolete iPhone 5, the selection was limited. We purchased a gingerbread off a neglected rack in Shinjuku, Tokyo and The Traveling Gingerbread was born.

About Us

We have been traveling together over 6 years and so far have explored 17 countries. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, PA, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours, local experiences, and always try to visit to a local brewery. We can’t walk by an Irish pub without stopping for a pint of Guinness.

We enjoy the outdoors and are avid mini golfers. Dumplings are our favorite food. Most nights we cook dinner together and enjoy experimenting with new flavors or cuisines. So far most have been successful, except the enchilada incident of 2016. We try but cannot keep up with the continuous stream of new restaurants and breweries, concerts, sporting events, festivals, and outdoor events in Pittsburgh.

Our newest challenge: visit all 50 of the United States together before reaching the age 50.


Stephanie loves running and has completed a full and many half marathons. She also actively practices yoga. After a day of managing the digital and technology needs of a commercial real estate office, she spends many evenings curled up on the couch with a cup of tea and a book, researching our next adventure, or crafting. 


Mitch plays on a hockey team and is a born and raised Pittsburgh sports fan. Per his request, our wedding colors were black and gold. He is a movie buff of all genres. In addition to his full time job as a Multimedia Production Manager, Mitch does freelance video producing, editing, directing and if asked nicely, photography. 

engagement pens photo

Created October 2017

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