MONEY TALK: INTENTIONAL SPENDING FOR AN INTENTIONAL FUTURE

  MY EXPERIENCE WITH MONEY   If you are like me, you probably have some issues with money. For starters, you don’t even like numbers, right? It's ironic, because I have an MBA and have been running my own business for 15 years; yet, I...
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ABRUZZO: A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME (AT THE FOOT OF GRAN SASSO)

  A Window Into The Past   We recently spent three days in a hidden corner in the south of Italy at the foot of Gran Sasso Mountain. This is an area that hasn't really been touched by development or the modern world. It's never...
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Three Days in Luxor

The World's Largest Open-Air Museum   If you are thinking of visiting Egypt for the first time and not see Luxor, think twice. Luxor is located approximately 500 km south of Cairo and was the capital of Ancient Egypt for...
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My Top 5 TV Shows 

This can be a hot topic of conversation at the dinner table, one that may really get heated. TV shows become best friends; they are almost equivalent to "family members”(forgive me for the metaphor), with people tending to stand by them and defend them with serious...
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50 of The Best Movies To Watch Over and Over Again (I Know I Have!)

These are, for me, the 50 best movies I have watched and continue to watch over and over, without ever tiring of them. Take a look and let me know if any of these are on your "watch and repeat" list! Oh, and just so you...
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LAZY WANDERING IN THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

Tuscany is a magical land with so much to offer. I have been personally visiting for years and I believe I will never tire of it. This beautiful region of Italy, and the neighbouring regions of Umbria and Marche, offer endless possibilities and itineraries. And...
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Mallorca hidden secrets: Santanyi and Cala Figuera

Mallorca is an amazing little island that lives up to its reputation as Europe's corner of paradise. I am not going to talk to you about its main city, Palma but I rather tell you about the hidden tiny spots that have retained all...
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PACK SMART – 16-STEPS GUIDE TO TRAVEL LIGHT AND STILL CARRY EVERYTHING

1. COUNT the exact number of days you will be away and quickly go through all the different situations you will find yourself in: is there going to be a pool or a visit to the beach? Are you going to dine out at fancy...
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My top four shopping spots in Osaka for the curious traveller

When I first planned my trip to Japan, Osaka was simply the point of arrival, a modern city that wouldn’t normally make the list. So, when I arrived, I didn’t think twice about jumping on the first train to Kyoto. However, on my way...
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My seven best Business Books for 2018 for small online businesses

Talking about New Year’s Resolutions – I guess I am still on time, right? – I have so many, as everyone does, but I have one major one that sets the tone for all others and that is to have less New Year’s Resolutions. As...
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This is a hymn to beauty.

I have always been thirsty for beauty. I grew up surrounded by it and it became a necessary part of my being. The beauty of the little country village where I grew up, the river, Milan and its palazzi signorili, Italy and its unparalleled heritage....
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Meet Stefania

This journal is the trail of a wanderer. It’s about discovery and wonder and a constant search, near and far, for beauty in all its embodiments. I have been many things in my life, but I certainly am a nomad at hearth and a philosopher at soul. After many years spent in Africa, three years ago I have come back to Europe where I run Nabatea, an online concept store where I have gathered all the treasures I have found during these many years of travels.

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