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Joanna Franco

Italy Life Stories

From Rags to Riches (For a Day)

From wearing rags and scrubbing toilets to drinking fine wines from crystal goblets while wearing pearls – in this life, it’s all possible. It’s not like I’ve become a millionaire overnight, *cough* college loans *cough,* but the experience we…

ebb-and-flow
Life Stories Motivation

The Ebb and Flow of Life

ebb and flow phrase of ebb 1. a recurrent or rhythmical pattern of coming and going or decline and regrowth The other day, I entered a random Lyft in Los Angeles, and was chatted up by a 20something Brazilian…

venice italy
Italy Life Stories

Travel Despite the Struggle

It’s 2:45 AM, Italian chatter fills in blank spaces between the hip hop instrumentals playing in my headphones as I reflect on some travel struggle. I’m still on LA time, the nine-hour time difference has me jet-lagged like a mofrigger,…

new orleans guide
Travel Guides USA

16 Things You Must Do in New Orleans

Indulgence isn’t even skimming the surface of what you’re bound to experience in New Orleans. Between the mixed cultures, decadent foods, music you can’t not dance to, chilling history, and that everyone mixes languages as much as I do,…

we are women
Life Stories

We Are Women

We are women, who wake up everyday putting liquid armor on our eyes and under-wire beneath our breasts to hold up our courage, hoping today won’t be a day where we’re sized up by our bits and bumps, but…

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