Food Editor

Karen loves to eat food, talk about food, photograph food, cook food, and feed people food. Inspired by her travels, she began to blog about global food and culture at Globetrotter Diaries in 2009. Based in LA, Karen spends her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco consuming local eats from the newest restaurants to the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall. She's addicted to cookbooks, whisky, coffee, passion fruit, eggs, churros, and anything pork. When she isn't funneling her love for food into Honestly Yum, Karen is pursuing her other passion, the law. She also loves to spend her time traveling, enjoying the California sun, and photographing life along the way.

Karen's Photo Diaries

My Honeymoon in the Maldives

When it came time to pick a honeymoon destination, my husband and I knew we wanted to indulge in some far-flung paradise. For us, the Maldives were the answer. After a 20-hour journey (and a […]

Karen and Clay’s Big Day!

Clay and I got married almost two months ago. As everyone warned, the weekend indeed flew by in the blink of an eye. We spent our very long flight to our honeymoon the next day […]

Sri Lanka Travel Diary: Part 3

Alas, the final installment of my Sri Lankan adventure! After we left Sri Lanka’s tea country, we headed north to an area called the Cultural Triangle to see some of the country’s most popular ancient […]

Sri Lanka Travel Diary: Part 2

Today, I’m sharing Part 2 of our Sri Lankan adventure in Yala National Park, Ella and Hatton (check out Part 1 if you missed it!). After we left the beaches and colonial town of Galle, we […]

Sri Lanka Travel Diary: Part 1

When I told most people I went to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon, most people’s response was either “where is that?” or “why?” Sure, it’s not your typical honeymoon destination like Bora Bora or Europe, […]

Travel Diary: Mexico City

Mexico City has been on the top of my travel list for a very long time. There are many reasons why this trip was long over due. Mexico is one of my favorite countries and having […]

New Orleans Food Guide

Todd recently returned from a trip to New Orleans, and Erica and I were just there in November for a southern style Thanksgiving. For all of us, it was our first time in the Big […]


For me, the holidays are all about celebration and spending lots of quality time with the ones you love, but over the long Thanksgiving weekend, I usually spend all my time with my family. I […]

Fleur de Sel Caramels

I can’t tell you how excited I was when the opportunity presented itself to visit Miette’s kitchen in Oakland where they make all their sweet treats. I’ve been a fan of Miette for a long time […]

Seville Travel Guide

There are the kinds of places you travel to that turn out to be better than you could expect just from reading about the place. Seville is one of those cities for me. It’s everything […]

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