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At the bottom, you will find two professional recommendations that we recommend. Raffaella will be able to find documents regarding ancestry in Italy. Roberta is here in Prescott, Arizona and is an Italian/American lawyer.


I love and use this on every trip we take. The large compartment can store your cosmetics and toiletries separately and keep them organized. Top mental hook allows for securely hanging the toiletry bag. The hook is great for European travel when bathroom countertops are very limited. Visible, waterproof PVC pocket and ventilate mesh pockets can hold your different kinds of items, and no need to worry about the liquid spilling and leaking.

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Cool-jam The Perfect Travel Sleepwear
These pajamas are amazing for around the house but even better when traveling. Sometimes we are traveling during two different seasons. They really work for me!

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We LOVE SendOutCards!  We share our travel photos and keep up with family and friends birthdays quickly and easily. We can even send gifts too! We send postcards and regular cards – sometimes for no reason at all. Just to let someone special know we are thinking about them.

Did I mention we earn residual income too? Oh ya, baby! We get paid for being nice to people!!!

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Try it for yourself!!



These waterproof shoe bags are amazing. When doing any hiking and then have to pack the next day – these are a lifesaver!

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These bags are amazing for creating room in our luggage. You can fit up to 3x more in your luggage. To use simply place clothes, comforter, or fabric, close the bag sealer and start rolling beginning form the zipper. The air will exit from the bottom of the bags until you fabric reaches maximum compression.

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Some amazing books to consider:



Off the Beaten Path spotlights over 1,000 of the United States’ most overlooked must-see destinations.  Plan an unforgettable vacation with this best-selling travel book-a super-easy reference that shows you where to go, how to get there, and what you need to know before you begin your adventure.

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We are huge fans of Rick Steves! His information has been spot on every time we use it. We even used his recommendation for a doctor when in Florence in April 2017. The doctor was wonderful and spoke English – just what Rick said. His pricing was spot on too!

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 20,000 travelers to Europe annually. He does all of this with the help of a hardworking, well-traveled staff of 100 at Rick Steves’ Europe in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle.

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know. Plan your itinerary and maximize your time with Rick. Avoid crowds and tourist scams by reading his tips. Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life’s work. With this guidebook, you’ll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.

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Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in a gondolier’s sweet song while gliding past Venetian palaces, sample olives and wines as you traverse Tuscany’s storybook hills, or be humbled amid thousands of years of Roman history and art; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy now!

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About DK Eyewitness Travel Guides For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

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Professional Recommendations:


If you are interested in finding information on your ancestry, we have a recommendation for just that. She is located in Italy and you pay her for her through PayPal. She is very thorough and found many documents we needed for our dual citizenship.

Raffaella Matera

If you are looking for an Italian/American lawyer, and located in the Western US, we have a wonderful recommendation. She just became a US Citizen and is helping us with our dual citizenship. She is located in Prescott, Arizona.

Roberta Gentili Purcell






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