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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.

8 Unforgettable Reasons To Visit Puglia Next Year

You, my friend, need an authentic, off-the-beaten-path encounter encounter with Italy. Here are 8 reasons to skip Tuscany and head to charming Puglia in southern Italy.

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...

Tasting Life as a Local in Gargano

On the coast of Gargano, the “spur” of Italy’s boot, there’s a well-known restaurant built on a wooden pier jutting out into the sea. It’s actually an ancient fishing machine called a trabucco, and visitors flock there to sit at rustic wooden tables with a glass of prosecco in hand as the sun goes down. Naturally, I loved the idea of combining food, local tradition, and nature, so I had to check it out for myself...

Top 5 Experiences You CAN’T Miss in Southern Italy

There are so many unique activities and experiences to be had in Southern Italy! If you're stuck on Tuscany, I don't blame you... but I have to tell you, Southern Italy is a treasure trove of authentic and beautiful experiences, places, and people that you would sorely be missing out on!

The Italy NOT for Tourists, A Local Perspective on Abruzzo

What I am going to tell you about my dear region is something that I like to whisper with a low voice and there is a reason why. Besides many well known, famous and sometimes overrated regions, there are lands still unknown. This is the unconventional Italy. Uncrowded, rustic, and wonderful! It has not been packaged or decorated for the tourists. It is Italy for every day life, not for tourists.