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Help HeartRome Win: 2016 Italy Magazine Blogger Awards

Another year has just about gone, but not without another round of the Italy Magazine Blogger Awards. Among some amazing company, my blog has again been nominated for an Award – in two categories!  This time round, it’s for Best Travel Blog and Best Art and Culture Blog and I’d love your votes.  Here’s what to do:  1) Click on the image below – it will take you to the

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HeartRome Nominated by Italy Magazine for the 2014 Best Travel Blog

So as I lay in the dark about to sleep and posted a pic to Instagram, one of my favorite Melbourne based Italy bloggers (Italy on My Mind) comments and says, “Congrats on your Italy Magazine blog nomination”. It was the first I’d heard of it. My heart beat a little faster and I went straight to the mag’s website to see if it was true! Well it is! And

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Arrivederci Roma for 2014

It’s hard leaving Rome. There I said it. It’s been over three years now and I still get a little sad when it’s time to leave.. Knowing full well that I’ll be back. I’m also dying to go home!! Yes, home to Melbourne. To my family. My nephews. My friends. I want to hug my mum and dad and all my family who (other than my beautiful sister) I haven’t

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HeartRome Turns 3

Today on the 3rd anniversary of HeartRome, I smile, my heart is happy and I reflect. On what I have achieved with this blog. What it means and what it has taught me. It’s actually really hard to articulate what HeartRome means to me. In essence, it has become a part of me. An extension of me and my life. It has been the catalyst for so many amazing things

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3 Years in Rome

It’s just about 3 years to the day that I moved to Rome people! And what a ride it’s been! In this short time, I have met so many amazing people, made genuine friendships and worked extremely hard to establish myself in a field I am passionate about. Deciding to move to another country isn’t just something you wake up and decide. In fact it took me years. It takes

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HeartRome on TV

Many many years ago in Melbourne, an astrologer told me he saw my name in the stars. He said, “I see your name up in lights.” However ridiculous it sounded at the time, it has, in a sense – and more than a decade later – come true. On Friday night, the Rome episode of Dubai-produced social travel series Peeta Planet aired across the Middle East to about 50 million

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Arrivederci Roma for 2013. HeartRome is Melbourne-bound

Departures always make me reflect. And especially when I leave Rome it gets me thinking of the year gone by. What I’ve experienced. What I’ve achieved. Again for me it’s been another jam-packed year of work, travel, new life, cultural and dining experiences, love gained, love lost, learning and discovering new things, and sharing it all with some amazing people in the city I’ve come to call home. I fly

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TBEX Conference – Girona, Costa Brava Spain

I just got back from Spain on my first official business trip while living in Rome! I was at the TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) Conference in Girona (Costa Brava, Spain – right near Barcelona) proudly representing Rome Food Tours. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet the growing number of international travel bloggers on whom many operators in the tourism sector now rely on to help spread the word about

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