Travel Writer • Food and Recipe Writer • Travel Photography

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Travel & Food Writer  •  Digital Copywriter  •  Travel Photographer

Stephanie Andrews is a taco enthusiast, champagne aficionado and dessert-aholic. Stephanie sacrifices her stomach to provide travelers with new, too-good-to-pass up restaurants, cocktail lounges and recipes from all over the world. A 10-year Chicago native, Stephanie's solo trip abroad led her to put down roots in Porto. She's now a full-time digital nomad, freelance writer and novelist who is always hunting down the next delicious story from her new home in Budapest. She's been published by Matador Network, Eataly Chicago, Food52, TravelPulse, Budapest Local, MapQuest Travel, Eat Your World and Only in Illinois. Stephanie also provides web copy for hotels and restaurants all over the world. Stephanie always has her passport handy, a voracious appetite (for both food and writing) and Strunk & White on her bookshelf.

Current location: Budapest, Hungary
Current craving: Malabi from La Shuk in Tel Aviv
Current drink of choice: Szent Donat Talajsztori Rose, 2017
Current book she's reading (or snuggling with): How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

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Alternative Food Guide of Budapest

Budapest Flow, May 2019

Budapest Series Short Stories

Budapest Local, 2019

This Fungus is the Secret to the Most Expensive White Wines in the World

Matador Network, December 2018

Why Budapest is the Perfect City to Celebrate the Holidays

TravelPulse, December 2018

Chicago Makes the Holiday Season Merry and Bright

Fairmont Moments, November 2018

Why Arepas are the New Brunch “It” Food

Food and Dating, November 2018

In Vino Veritas: Unearthing the Delicious Truth About Hungarian Wines

Budapest Local, September 2018

Cheers to Aperitifs and Amazing Views Atop Budapest's Best Rooftop Bars

Budapest Local, August 2018


How Fried Potatoes and Eggs Get Cozy in Portugal

Food52, February 2018

Story written for The Shops at North Bridge brochure; May 2017

Story written for  The Shops at North Bridge  brochure; May 2017

Story written for The Shops at North Bridge brochure; May 2017


Recipes from Afar: Limoncello

Eat Your World, 2017


Step back in time with these Chicago haunts

MapQuest Travel, 2017

Raise a glass to Chicago's best booze-infused foods

MapQuest Travel, 2017

Spoil your inner child with these top 20 Chicago spots

MapQuest Travel, 2017

The tiny town in Illinois with the most mouthwatering restaurant

Only in Illinois, 2016

It's always shaken, not stirred at this Chicago spy bar

MapQuest Travel, 2017

These desserts in Chicago will satiate any sweet tooth

MapQuest Travel, 2017

The ultimate burger bucket list in Illinois

Only in Illinois, 2016

The 11 amazing breakfast spots in Illinois

Only in Illinois, 2016

Top 10 Chicago cocktail lounges to quench your thirst

MapQuest Travel, 2017

These Chicago group cocktails are larger than your face

MapQuest Travel, 2017

The 21 most romantic restaurants in Illinois

Only in Illinois, 2016

Indulge in artistic cocktails and lush ambiance at The Violet Hour

TravelSages, 2013


Iron Woman

Modern Metals Magazine, 2013

Forging Folklore

Modern Metal Magazines, 2012

Retro Robots

Modern Metals Magazine, 2012

A Moveable Feat

Modern Metals Magazine, 2012

Everything is Illuminated

FFJournal, 2013

Industrial Inspired

Modern Metals Magazine, 2013

Shell Shocked

Modern Metals Magazine, 2012

Brute Strength

Modern Metals Magazine, 2013


Travel Photography

I've traisped along the English countryside, crept through the Wonderland-esque catacombs of Malta and Napoli, driven an ATV around the island of Gozo, rock climbed near the Blue Grotto, danced at Sziget Festival, eaten gelato for lunch (multiple times) and captured these images along the way. 


Let's Work Together!

While my last name might not be Kerouac, I'm always ready to pen the next great "American" story for you. Whether you want me to follow in Hemingway's European footsteps, find the next F. Scott Fitzgerald-approved cocktail lounge or partake in Hunter S. Thompson-esque antics (okay, maybe that's a bit too far), I'm up for the challenge. I have style, I have humor, I have a healthy obsession with grammar and not all my pop culture references are about old writers (unless you want them to be).

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