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Enlightenment and errors from an American girl travelling the world

Her Grand Tour

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5 May 2019

Seafood, traditional Venetian cuisine, enormous steaks, the best cake in the entire world, and a guaranteed hangover. What's not to love?

13 Jan 2019

Think of me as a superhero, swooping in to save you from buying mass produced garbage in Venice and guiding you to the city's most unique shops and artisans.

22 Oct 2018

Eating out in the eternal city doesn't have to break the bank. Here are my favourite spots for Roman delights at bargain prices.

29 Apr 2018

The ultimate guide for your first trip to Venice including gondola etiquette, how to get around, and how to not piss off Venetians.

22 Mar 2018

From Ferrero Rocher gelato to the sandwich that restored my faith in sandwiches, Lecce is home to some of Southen Italy's best street food!

23 Aug 2017

Wine, sunsets, and David's delicious bottom. Bonus: How to visit the Uffizi without wanting to kill yourself.

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