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How to Start Your Year with Purpose

New year and new beginnings are great. Rather than rush towards next year with the same set of resolutions, take a moment to celebrate your transformations, big and small. Intentionally start this decade with purpose.

Spring in Italy: The Ultimate Packing List

Spring is a great time for a vacation in Italy because it means fewer crowds and discounted flights and hotels. Packing is always a huge headache, but you can actually fit everything you need in a carry-on. Here’s my ultimate packing list for Spring in Italy.

Ristorante Da Nico in Matera, Italy

Believe it or not, I discovered the restaurant I’m going to tell you about today on a 9-hour flight from Italy to New York. I was stuck in the middle seat, feeling chatty (since there was no way I was going to sleep) so the lucky co-passenger to my left named Luca got to hear me gush over how much I love Italy and all the places I’d been...

The Gelateria that Scoops 840 Cones a Day

Gelato that makes me lust for another scoop before I’ve finished the first- that’s basically what I’m searching for at all times when in Italy. So when I met my new friend Antonella, a local in a seaside village called Peschici in the “spur” of Italy’s boot, I asked her where I could find the best gelateria...