Who is The Grazie Girl?


Who is The Grazie Girl?

Creating The Grazie Girl blog has been a dream of mine for a while. I’m a high school English teacher in a suburb of New York City by day, but a traveler by night…and all other times. My first trip was a cross country haul across America with my grandparents and cousin when I was 9. At 16, I traveled to Spain on a school trip, which was exciting and educational. I, for the first time, witnessed a completely different lifestyle and culture that stemmed from a history beyond the New World. Random trips followed–like the proverbial Spring Break haul to the Bahamas and Acapulco–as well as short weekend trips throughout New England. But the true spirit of European travel flushed through me on a trip to London with my grandmother and two cousins And that was it. The London sparked a passion within me for more European travel. A grand tour of Italy followed–Venice, Florence, and Rome–then came Paris, Cannes, Sicily, Montecatini, and the Amalfi Coast. Clearly, Italy stole my heart. Maybe it’s because my heritage is Italian. Regardless, I can’t get enough. I have returned to Montecatini three more times, Rome twice, and Positano and Florence once. So this website is dedicated to travel itself–and anything making the journey easier and more comfortable–as well as the Italian lifestyle itself.

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  1. Gloria McQuaid · · Reply

    Sounds very exciting! Have an incredible trip!

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  2. I’ll be posting from Florence!!!


  3. I know Grazie girl and can attest that any association with her or this blog is of the highest quality, high standards, I just wish she would stop counting the days with her fingers. This is also a human being second to none.

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    1. How right you are tousleyf!! Grazie!!

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  4. I can attest to this Grazie Girl is a person of the highest quality as a human being.This is a school teacher that has students returning to visit 6 years past graduation. Any connection with this blog will be of the highest standards.

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  5. Hi Grazie Girl!

    My name is Susan Xu and I am the content manager and editor-in-chief at Clapway, a New York based multi-platform company that houses an extensive collection of articles, videos, and marketplace services with a focus on adventure and travel. I came across your travel blog and really enjoyed your posts. Would you potentially be interested in writing for Clapway as a tips contributor? If so, please email me back at content [at] clapway [dot] com. We would love to feature your work.


    Susan Xu
    Content Manager at Clapway
    195 Plymouth St #6/17
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    1. I will email you.


  6. I’m glad to see that someone,miss Xu,for example, saw the professionalism that the Grazie Girl
    brought to this blog site. I still feel it a new concept in world travel commentary. A layman’s view,coupled with an exemplary view of what travel is all about. I, for one. would like to see more of this format on the internet. If I had never been to Florence, I want to go there now. I now have an incite to mingle with local people and visit local establishments rather than a travel magazines sterile pictures of a visitable sight. Again, my kudo’s to Grazie Girl, who has become Grazie Friend and neighbor.
    thanks for hearing me. frank tousley arrivaderchi paisanos/

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  7. Hi Grazie Girl,

    We loved your passion for travel.

    Best wishes for your blog.


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  8. I just started following you on Instagram…a fellow educator myself and I just love Europe! I enjoy traveling to Europe and I look forward to reading your blog!


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