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November Events in Florence, Italy

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In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year. ― Cynthia Rylant, In November   While Tuscans aren’t in love with cinnamon like us Americans, this quote does ring a bell personally.  I absolutely adore the month of November. A…

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3 Favorite Spring Destinations Outside Of Florence

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As always, the best inspiration I get for posts is from you guys, my faithful readers. You send me emails or facebook messages, which I always read, even if I can be a little late getting back to you on certain questions. Lately, it’s been all about Easter and ideas for day trips in Tuscany. Sadly, but not surprisingly, I never hear about any Easter events earlier than perhaps a week or two before but I will add them here.…

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Seen Everything In Florence? Visit These 3 Places Instead

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Hey you, person who adores Florence as much as I do. Getting a cappuccino from via della spada,  a smile nreaks out from your face as you realize the cacao on your hot drink resembles a little heart. That type of flirting before 10am is yet another reason to adore the simplicities of such a city. In all likelihood, you’ve traipsed through the Uffizi gallery, passing Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ or ‘Primavera.’ You’ve winked at The David’s bum in the…

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Behind the Lens: My Year Of Travel On Instagram

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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”― Gustave Flaubert This influential French novelist who wrote the great Madame Bovary has a point. The more I see the world, I feel infinitely more humbled. Just walking through the Sunday walking market in Chiang Mai, it is as easy to get lost in the hundreds of people as it is to order a fresh coconut. Way too easy. And the more I hear ignorant…

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Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-Free Options in Florence, Italy

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Normally, you would never think of Italy as a place for vegetarians. This is a land known for bistecca, cured meats and all sorts of delicious goodness. That being said, the traditional Mediterranean diet is very vegetable based and healthy to boot. Personally, I tend to eat very little meat – just out of habit more than anything so this list is just as good for me than anyone else. Plus you would be surprised how yummy and eclectic some…

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12 Photos of Florence to Kick Start Your Weekend

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Lately life has been almost on overdrive, Nico and I have been traveling a lot with the Christmas holidays, from France to Istanbul and a weekend in Paris – a lot of what you will see in the blog. Of course it is a lot of fun but also a bit stressful since after all, work never stops and the internet never shuts the heck up. However, when we touch down into Florence and walk across Ponte Santa Trinita towards…

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