Category Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Do You Really Have to Turn Off Your Device on Your Flight?

Nowadays travelers have numerous electronic devices with them during their flight. On my last trip to Italy, I used my IPad more for in-flight entertainment than what the airline had to offer. That being said, all airlines request passengers to turn all devices off during takeoff and landing. I noticed on my last flight that […]

Charming Italian Words that I Love

Originally posted on Italophilia:
Over the course of few months, I have read many beautiful Italian words. But some have stayed with me more than the others. What I love most about these words is how lovely they are and how musical they sound when I speak them. Stupefacente! Here are a few of my favorites (so far) along…

Website of the Week: An American in Italy

The website An American in Italy leads with a quote in its logo — Henry David Thoreau’s popular saying, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.” I already was hooked. This Nashville, Tennessee, native, a retiree from the auto insurance industry after 26 years, describes her love of Italy as […]

The Grazie Girl’s Newest Clapway.Com Feature: The Top Items to Bring When Traveling

When we travel, we want to have those items we use the most. However, we need to be mindful of the size of products and the real need for these products. I find I prefer to have those items that are the most useful but also provide a feeling of comfort and home. Here are […]

The Grazie Girl’s Pick of the Week: JOURNEYWOMAN

Journeywoman bills itself as a premier travel service for women…and it is. The offerings are plentiful–advice through travel ads, a search engine,, and advertising possibilities–and it provides services for women interested in all facets of travel. They provide lists upon lists, such as personalized travel tales, learning while traveling, traveling solo, restaurants worldwide, visiting […]

Italian Hand Gestures Everyone Should Know

This is a great piece on hand gestures in Italy. I am a teacher by day, and my students are always commenting and giggling at how much I use my hands. Little did I know what I am actually saying to them. Via Italian hand gestures everyone should know –

Selecting the Right Travel Guide Apps–What You Need to Know

Travel tips and travel guide apps are flooding the travel market, and many influential and experienced travel sites regularly recommend what we travelers should use. An article featured on ReadWrite (6 Travel Guide Apps To Help Plan Your Next Trip) offered one such article last year, and there are some pretty good suggestions. Here’s my […]

The Grazie Girl’s New Clapway Feature: Top 5 Spots to Eat in Rome Now

Here’s my third article featured in the “Tips” section of Check it out on Clapway and share it. Let me know what you think. Pasqualino al Colosseo I have been to Rome three times, and every time I go I cannot get enough of the Colosseum. There’s nothing like walking on via dei Fori […]

New Grazie Girl Article on Clapway: Top 7 Things To Do in Florence

Check out The Grazie Girl’s new feature on Clapway! Just click the title to link to the website, and spread the word. Top 7 Alternative Things To Do in Florence

Be Organized, Be Clean: Tips For The Picky Traveler

In my quest to spread the Italy and travel tip word, I have become a contributing writer for Clapway, an online publication company that houses an extensive collection of articles, videos, and more with a focus on adventure and travel. Check it out on at this link: Or, read it here: Be Organized, Be Clean: […]