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Three of The Best Spa Experiences in Florence, Italy

Lately, I feel as if life has been passing by with the speed of a Frecciarossa train between work, friends, and play. Obviously I love it, this is the life that I chose but I also love to complain about it, because essentially that’s what humans do. Deadlines have increased as my workload has heavily increased. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I am still learning how to manage it all and have a life. Like most freelancers, I am…

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What To Expect in Florence This Winter 2016

15th century Italian poet Pietro Aretino once said “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”   This may seem rich coming from a guy who apparently invented pornagraphy in the literary sense and who some of said died of suffocation/asphyxiation from laughing too much. But he had a point with that quote even if his incorrigible lifestyle certainly raised some eyebrows and caused him to be kicked out of his hometown of Arezzo and then Rome.  A lot…

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Il Borro: A Medieval Borgo Reinvented As A Luxury Tuscan Resort

    A Medieval Castle Turned Borgo Along An Ancient Roman Passageway   When it comes to luxury hotels in Tuscany, or rather anywhere in Italy, the consumer is spoilt for choice. However what makes Il Borro something special lies in its 1,000 year-old past, the exact origins dating back to 1039. It was said to have been along an old Etruscan road and later a Roman one (clodia and the cassia), the area itself a political stronghold, becoming a battleground…

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How to Have an Unforgettable Honeymoon in Bangkok


Our journey started in Bangkok..  Or rather the real name is actually “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.” Which might even outdo German as the craziest language ever. During our wedding planning in 2015, where to honeymoon remained high on the list. The notion of escape to somewhere exotic, totally foreign to us both, kept us from freaking out during the stress of planning essentially…

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36 Hours In Tuscany’s Monte Argentario

There are so many spots along Italy’s luscious shores that people from all over the world dream about, the jagged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, or the clear-blue water along Sardinia’s northern coast and of course Cinque Terre, soon (if it isn’t already) the most saturated spot to soak up a little sun. But Monte Argentario, still remains somewhat of a surprising find among many foreigners, also strategic for its vicinity to both the islands of Giglio and Giannutri, am easy…

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One Perfect Luxurious Day in Florence

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I often get inquiries from you guys asking what I’d do for ‘just one day’ in the city, I always try to answer your emails but this is great inspiration on what I really should be writing about. This is something I have often thought about doing, so my aim is to give a few sample itineraries based on different price points of those visiting (luxury, mid-range and budget). I am skipping art galleries and museums because there will be…

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