About Us

Tsujiki Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

About Us

My fiancé, Mitch, and I have been traveling together over 5 years. 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, and experiences to maximize our time. We always try to visit to a local brewery and can’t walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness.

We enjoy the outdoors and are avid mini golfers. Dumplings are our favorite food group. 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.


I love running and have completed a full and many half marathons. I also crave the physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga. After a day of managing the office operations of a commercial real estate office, I spend many evenings curled up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book. I read all the time; travel, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, magazines, and occasionally science fiction if someone convinces me it’s a good book. Currently I am taking a break from Pinterest, but it didn’t stop me from converting our dining table into a wedding craft table and I have a closet is full of knitted scarves I don’t know what to do with.


Mitch plays on a hockey team and is a born and raised Pittsburgh sports fan. Our wedding colors will be black and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ gold. I compromised. He is a movie buff of all genres and now I can no longer watch a movie without commenting on the cinematography, transitions, or length of shots. In addition to his 9-5 job as a Multimedia Production Manager, Mitch does freelance video producing, editing, directing and if asked nicely, photography. (We first met at my friend’s wedding he was filming.)

The Creation of the Traveling Gingerbread

In Tokyo, we laughed 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. You can purchase your own adorable gingerbread friend here!

The Traveling Gingerbread is an entertaining account of our travels, fun facts, and tips we learn along the way.



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