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Italian Foodie Gift Boxes that Give Back

Andi BrownNovember 20, 2020

We all miss travel right now and many of us have had to cancel or postpone special trips. Some of us are battling more…

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Cheap Thrills in Italy | Market Women

Andi BrownMarch 6, 2020

Who says all good experiences when traveling are expensive? I happen to believe that some of the best things in life are free. Or…

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Travel Tips for a 10-day Italy Itinerary

Andi BrownOctober 2, 2019

You have 10 days to travel and you are struggling with decisions. Don't worry, you are not alone. How about I give you my…

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Travel Tips for a 7-day Italy Itinerary

Andi BrownOctober 2, 2019

Only have 7 days to travel and no idea where to start? I give you my top 5 tips for creating a perfect itinerary…

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The Accidental Digital Minimalist

Andi BrownSeptember 19, 2019

I'm alive and well. I promise. No one in my family is suffering from a life threatening condition. When aren't in financial distress or…

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Trastevere Rome Visitor Guide

Andi BrownFebruary 26, 2019

I love Rome. Not everyone does. The city can be described as dirty, loud, overwhelming and obnoxious. All of that would be true. Rome…

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Cortona Italy Visitor Guide

Andi BrownFebruary 11, 2019

Cortona is no secret, thanks in part to the famous book and movie, "Under the Tuscan Sun." Without the fame, Cortona would still be…

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A Little Coffee Goes a Long Way

Andi BrownFebruary 1, 2019

Efficient Autostradas cross Italy from top to bottom and east to west. These super highways are (for the most part) well maintained and make…

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The Rip Off

Andi BrownJanuary 28, 2019

Over the years of traveling, I have been duped on more than one occasion. Each time I've learned from my mistakes and grown quite…

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Sometimes a good deal just isn’t

Andi BrownJanuary 15, 2019

When I travel, I tend to go for over a long period of time, spending little time in my room as I explore and…

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Never listen to your dad

Andi BrownJanuary 13, 2019

I am just going to start off with a bang, rip the band-aid off and expose my darkest skeleton in the closet. Declare my…

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2019 Foodie and Women’s Small Group Tours to Italy Announced

Andi BrownJanuary 2, 2019

We can hardly contain ourselves. 2019 is going to be a fantastic year for our small group tours. We have added several new tours…

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The Power of Love in a Bowl of Risotto

Andi BrownNovember 29, 2018

The woman had been staring at me for what seemed like forever. She had even tried to get me to order something else. I…

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Not a Party Until the Polenta is Poured

Andi BrownNovember 27, 2018

Sometimes a big party gets a bit messy. I think that's half the fun, don't you? Family style polenta dinners originated in the Abruzzo…

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Saltimbocca Regrets in Tuscany

Andi BrownNovember 18, 2018

Saltimbocca. Jumps in the mouth. The names give to some Italian dishes could not be more fitting. Saltimbocca is one of them. This dish…

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How to Survive When Your Parents Get Too Frisky in Tuscany

Andi BrownNovember 15, 2018

The story is short and sweet today. Is it TMI? Probably. I am almost 45 years old and I still get grossed out when…

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