Italian Food Holiday Traditions

Within the U.S., holiday traditions vary for every family. This country has people of so many different cultures, which is represented by the diversity of our traditions. In Italy, the Roman Catholic traditional Christmas season is widely celebrated and traditions are more well-known and practiced all over the country. Being Italy, most of these holiday […]

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Where to Find Christmas Markets in Rome

One of the best parts of coming to Europe during Christmastime is visiting each country’s festive markets, trying the holiday food and buying presents. While Germany’s markets are well-known, Italy’s mercatini are just as fun to visit as a local or tourist. Where to find Christmas Markets in Rome depends on your location in the city, […]

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Vintage Shopping in Rome: Monti

Shopping for vintage clothing is an activity I try to do in any new city that I visit. Different countries and cities around the world have different clothing styles and brands, which are best reflected in a city’s vintage clothing stores. In Rome, the American vintage style is very popular. Clothing from the 80s and 90s from […]

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Weekly Favorites 14/12/2016

This week is my last in Rome before my trip back to the States and Christmas! I’m so excited to be coming home this year, because spending the holidays away from your family is never fun. Unfortunately this means that I have to miss the festivities here in Italy and some of my favorite holiday […]

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Gift Guide: for Travelers

With Christmas creeping up on us and many people still searching for gifts, I thought a travel gift guide would be perfect. After studying abroad, traveling extensively, and living abroad, I have narrowed down my list to include necessities and a few bits just for fun. If you’re looking for gifts for someone who enjoys […]

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My Favorite Italian Instagrams

Instagram is the way I choose to stay connected with people at home and traveling abroad. I love seeing what other expats are up to and what my favorite travel bloggers are posting about, without having to find and read their website. And I obviously love sharing my travels and everyday moments on my account (@abbiestark) […]

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