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At the bottom of this page, you will find a professional recommendation. Raffaella will be able to find documents regarding ancestry in Italy.

If you purchase a product and love it for traveling, please let us know. We might like to try it too! Thank you!

Yoga Dress Pants:  I love these pants – they are so comfortable, I don’t even feel like I’m wearing dress pants. I started with a grey Straight Leg and just got my second pair in black. When I wore them to work, two of my coworkers couldn’t believe how nice they looked. One girl ordered a cropped pair right away. The other girl and I went into the ladies room so she could try mine on. She got on the computer and ordered two for herself. Now after seeing the co-worker in her cropped…I ordered 2 for myself. Now I own 4 pairs and love them all! They are fantastic for traveling! Heavy enough for a great look and easy wash and wear!  Click to find out more or purchase: Incredible Dress Yoga Pants

Travel Bag:  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. Click to find out more or purchase:  Travel Bags

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. You design it and SendOutCards prints, folds, stamps and mails it for you the next day!

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

Click the photo to learn more and send a card on us. Try it for yourself!!

bago Packing Cubes for Travel Bags - Luggage Organizer 10pcs Set

Fantastic Travel Cubes:  These cubes are amazing and keep everything in the right spot. I got black for Gary and pink for me and an extra set of a mix of both so we could each have another 2 bags. They are a great way to even put things in an overnight bag. I got a few small ones just for little items. They are great for keeping long sleeves separate from short when I don’t need to unpack everything! These are my new favorite things! Fantastic Travel Cubes

Fantastic Travel Handbags/Purses:  These bags are amazing. They are light and easy to carry. You can indeed use them every day, but I especially love them for traveling. Great colors and styles! Travel Handbags

Waterproof Shoe Bags:  These waterproof shoe bags are amazing. When doing any hiking and then have to pack the next day – these are a lifesaver! It keeps all of our clothes clean so we never have to worry. Click to read more or purchase: Travel Bags for Shoes 

Photo Books:  I created two cookbooks that are amazing with personal photos and I wasn’t restricted with templates. Our two daughters love that I created a book with family recipes along with family photos. It is memories for them from their childhood. They do have amazing templates and ideas. You can even put your book up for sale for others to purchase! Their customer service is extremely helpful too! Great company. All Photo Books

Travel Bags:  These bags are amazing for creating room in our luggage and you can fit up to 3x more! I will say we started using the cubes and really like them. These bags have their use too. 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 your fabric reaches maximum compression. Not only does it create more room, but it also keeps our clothes clean. Click here to read more or purchase:  Travel Bags

90- Day Adventure

For our first 90-day adventure, we decided on the city of Parma as our “home base.” How did we arrive on Parma, you ask? Sounds corny but we read a book, “Not in a Tuscan Villa” and loved it. The authors, Nancy and John Petralia had stayed in Parma and wrote this book. If you haven’t read it yet; we highly recommend it!  They also have a second book too that is just as wonderful. Nancy and I are Facebook friends and I love seeing her pictures when she posts them and read about their success story. Visit:  Not in a Tuscan Villa

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. Click here read more or purchase: Off the Beaten Path 

Rick Steves:  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. Click to read more or purchase:  Rick Steves Italy 2019

Rick Steves:   Rick Steves, a bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and keywords to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling, an English-Italian and Italian-English dictionary, the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Sistine Chapel. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves’ Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler! Click to read more or purchase:  Phase Book & Dictionary

Another one of Rick’s books:  You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know. Plan your travel 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. Click to read more or purchase:  Europe Through the Back Door

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! Click here read more or purchase: Lonely Planet Italy

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. Click to read more or purchase:  DK Italy 2019

Professional Recommendation

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


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