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Joanna Franco

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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,…

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Travel Guides USA

16 Things You Must Do in New Orleans

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…

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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…

Life Stories Motivation

Fitness for Life

I’ve been reflecting and reflecting on what my first blog post should be after the news I dropped last week. The reality is, it’s not easy to go back to normal when paralysis is only one inch away from your…

Brazil Life Stories Motivation

The Bullet in My Back

So now we can officially say that I have more street cred than the average Joe. This is not a joke, this is not a made up story. I was shot in the back in my own country, and…

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Brazil Life Stories

Honey, I’m Home

How can you call a place home, if you’ve never really lived there? Great question, my first day back in Brazil in 2017 got me thinking about the phenomenon of belonging to a place, despite never really having grown…

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We Fly High

We Fly High with Bryan

Jo here, writing to you from my brand spankin’ new office space, aka my studio apartment in Los Angeles. While I unpacked boxes, and built furniture, I was genuinely looking forward to hitting the pause button on all of…

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Life Stories Motivation

Los Angeles, Take 2

It’s not our first rodeo here in Los Angeles. That’s right, we’ve relocated back to Tinseltown in hopes of continuing chasing the dream, and of course, getting our fair share of West Coast sunshine. Minus the fact that it’s…

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