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Joanna Franco

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Life Stories Motivation USA

High Risk, High Reward

About four years ago, I was sitting in our unofficial office space, the café area of Whole Foods Tribeca, and decided that I would go big for Mother’s day. I planned on using my measly credit card points (saved…

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Germany Life Stories

I Missed My Flight To Thailand

In the wise words of  Buddha, “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” Lucky for me, all I did was travel, because I missed my flight to Thailand which made it impossible for me to arrive. At…

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Italy

Italian Food Porn: Great Eats in Rome and Sorrento

We all know the rule: pack your stretch pants before you even step foot on Italian soil. The food is too good not to be indulged in. If you break this rule, be prepared to either rip your pants, *cue…

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87 Travel Items Worth Buying on Cyber Monday

Nothing makes me break out in hives more than clingy people, and cats and dogs, waiting in a checkout line inside a crowded retail store while sweat dribbles down my face. ‘Tis the season to be dressed in five hundred layers of clothing;…

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Italy Language Learning

Becoming Fluent in Italian in Sorrento

If I didn’t already love Italy, my week living and studying Italian in Sorrento definitely got me to the “sono inamorata” (translation: I’m in love) category. I had spent one week living and studying in Rome for both my soul,…

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