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A Life Lost Too Soon: What We Can All Learn From This

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” ― Anthony Bourdain from “No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach” Like many of you around the world I was a fan of Anthony…

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Social Media Advice For The Overwhelmed Blogger

Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine. Think from a higher level and try to see beyond today. Some hard work and insight will bring you to paths that will reward you so highly, it’ll make the little inconvenience you incurred so worth it. — Ann Tran @anntran_ Ann Tran, a social media expert worth listening to, has a mantra that I have stuck with since starting in social media so many years ago.…

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Locals I Love – Elena Angeli

Despite slacking a bit on my ‘locals i love’ series, interviewing cool people I meet around Florence (and Italy) – I am happy to introduce you to my latest interview – Elena Angeli whom I met via the Yelp community in Florence. A sweeter person you could not meet, she always has a smile on her face and a positive honest attitude which sometimes can be hard to find in a country where so many people have less than optimistic…

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Locals I Love – Introducing Alessia Clusini

Back again for yet another awesome interview with una bella Italiana – yes an Italian girl who I recently met for the first time who works in the world of same social media madness as myself. With tattoos and a sly smile, she could have been right at home in the city I lived in before Italy — Los Angeles. We shared a few glasses of  chardonnay and stories for a couple of hours at Mama’s Bakery. I hope to do…

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#BTO2012 – Day one, Online tourism in Italy

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending part one of a two-day conferance called BTO for the first time, as mentioned in my November list of events. In its fifth year,they moved locations from the Stazione Leopolda to the fortezza da basso, which often hosts various events and conferences. BTO – or “Buy Tourism Online” deals mainly with themes related to the relationship people have with travel, with an eye to people’s behaviour and the influence of external factors. Some of the key…

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