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Born and raised in Canada, living in Australia, with a love affair with all things Italian

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My name's Shauna and I'm a Canadian living in Australia, with an unexplained love affair with all things Italian. When I'm not working in my finance-related day job, I love to share my passion for travel, spending time at one of the many gorgeous Western Australian beaches, planning another trip and working on my ever-improving, but still very intermediate, Italian.

This was my boyfriend Jarrad and I while on a trip this year in Prague, Czech Republic.

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My classmates at the Lucca Italian School

Review of the Lucca Italian School

In September 2016, I spent two weeks studying Italian at Lucca Italian School. Prior to selecting a language school, I spent a lot of time trying to research schools throughout the country. While there are a few review sites available, detailed first hand accounts written by past students...

Polignano A mare

Polignano a Mare and Monopoli

Polignano a Mare is a picturesque town perched on the Adriatic coast in central Puglia. Located 40km southeast of Bari or 40 minutes by train, Polignano a Mare is an ideal base for this part of the region.  The coastal town is famous for its towering limestone cliffs, picturesque beaches...

Nine days in Paris and Northern France

For this post, we’re going way back to 2008, during the last 10 days of my 2.5 month solo trip to Europe. One of the many good things about visiting destinations with so much history, is the major sights don’t really change. So the places we visited back then are just as...

The beautiful skyline that is possible to see with only 24 hours in Florence

How to spend 24 hours in Florence

While I would never recommend that you try to ‘see’ Florence in 24 hours, sometimes that’s all the time you have. If that’s the case and you’re wondering if you should ‘bother’ seeing this historically significant city, I would say to go for it...

The view along the walk to the castle

Four days in Varenna, Lake Como

During a recent trip to Northern Italy, we spent four glorious days and four nights in Varenna. When you think of picturesque, multi-coloured houses on a lake with the cutest town centre, Varenna is probably what comes to mind. Set in the middle of Lake Como, we selected it as a base for...

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