About me

So let’s pretend we’ve met at a coffee shop and you asked me to tell you about myself, what I do and why I do what I do.

Well, hi 🙂 My name is Christina. Freelance blogger, healthy foodie, fitness enthusiast and culinary traveler with a passion (and a big appetite) for all things food.

I travel. I cook. I photograph. I eat. I write.

Christina Lebanese Foodie Lebanon Eats Healthy foodieI created Traveling with Thyme to capture, document and share my passion with the world, from cooking to traveling to restaurants and more. I like to try new things and I’m always down for an adventure.

What am I passionate about?

In no specific order,

Food. I love to visit restaurants, discover new foods and products, bake, cook and re-create recipes. And, I like to photograph food (I think I like food more than people).

Health & Fitness. I like to motivate and inspire people to eat healthy and stay fit without having to sacrifice what they love. This is why I will share clean eating recipes, health and fitness advice, food finds (and more importantly where to find them) and more!

Travel. I want to explore the world, one city at a time, starting with my own. My blog will serve as a space to document and share these adventures with my readers.

Why Traveling with Thyme?

Born in England, raised in Beirut, Lebanon, I have a strong connection to my Lebanese roots. Family is the most important thing in the world to me. I wanted to personalize my blog so that it reflects my passion for food (whether cooking or restaurant hopping), my healthy lifestyle and ultimately, my roots. That’s how I (with the help of Mom and Sib; love you!) came up with the name “Traveling with Thyme”.

“Thyme” from “man’ouché zaatar” (مناقيش زعتر), the infamous Lebanese Breakfast Pizza, which happens to be one of my favourite breakfasts – it’s one of the many things I associate with Lebanon and it’s related to food (bonus!).

When I travel, whether within the country’s borders or abroad, I travel with thyme.

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Writing motivates me to look more closely at the details in life. Traveling with Thyme is an excuse to finally do things I didn’t imagine myself doing before and to explore places I’ve never been (or re-explore those I love or took for granted).

If you made it this far, you’re awesome and I hope you stick around!


You can follow my foodie adventures on my Instagram, where I share a number of pictures that might not end up here on my blog.

If you would like to get in touch, feel free to leave me a message.