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Venice: Real World Disney Land

The first birthdays my husband and I celebrated together we agreed that instead of buying presents for one another we would gift each other trips! It is one of my favorite traditions!! It is not just a present I love receiving, but also one I spend almost the whole year excited to plan for  ...

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What I packed for a weekend in London

Recently, I went for just a weekend trip to meet Emily in London. I love weekend getaways and finally after many trips I have mastered packing minimally with a good variety of options for a short vacation! Here is my general checklist for a three day trip: Two pairs of pants (or one pair of  ...

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Rome-ing! (top 3 favorites in Rome)

In February of 2015, in fact on valentine’s day, I took my one giant suitcase filled with my life, hopped on the train from Puglia and moved to Rome! Rome turned into a beautiful, fun, young, artsy and party filled home. I made amazing friends, which was fairly easy as the city is full of  ...

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Florence, Italy

Every new city I visit in Italy gives me a new and improved flavor of Italian living. A better grasp of culture, language, and even a small glimpse of what daily life might look like for a local. For me, a place could be absolutely breathtaking and full of life and constant stimulation, but if  ...

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The Italianized Blonde Q&A

  Why did you start a blog? Abby: I had wanted to start a blog for a really long time, because I think that writing is a great way to self reflect and save memories. So, as soon as I moved to Italy I started writing. However, I know to stay accountable I need to work with someone else, and  ...

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Meeting Em and Starting TIB

When I moved to Turin to be with my husband (then boyfriend) I struggle  to find friends. My life was great: I had a job I liked, I met nice people, and I had (and fortunately continue to have) an amazing, patient, loving husband. Yet, I still felt a bit empty. I couldn’t find my people. You  ...

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