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Guide to Florence’s Top 17 Souvenirs

While Florence can be heaving with tourists, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. More tourists means more foot traffic– and shops that can actually afford to stay in business. On my first visit to Florence, I was overwhelmed by the tourist tat and underestimated the shopping potential. Fortunately, on this last visit to Florence, I […]

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Best Japanese Souvenirs to Buy at Asakusa Market in Tokyo

If you are visiting Tokyo on a short trip and need one-stop shopping for Japanese souvenirs, Asakusa market is the place to go. For one, Asakusa is not just a shopping destination– it’s also home to Tokyo’s oldest shrine, Sensoji, which is absolutely worth a visit in its own right. Second, by shopping the centuries […]

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The Best Souvenirs from Cuba for Americans to Bring Home

Before we get to the best souvenirs in Cuba, let’s answer the question everyone seems to have– yes Americans can legally bring home Cuban souvenirs. This question can be confusing because it’s true that a mere two years ago, all souvenirs from Cuba were completely illegal for Americans to bring back to the United States. […]

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What to Pack: Resort Wear and Cute Beach Dresses for a Caribbean Vacation

For a long weekend in the Caribbean, I refuse to pack anything that won’t fit into carry on travel bag. I imagine as soon as I step foot on the island I’ll slough off my city girl cloak and my true inner boho will emerge. My boho self would wander barefoot, content with a single […]

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The Best Japanese Experiences and Souvenirs (Part II)

Japan is one of my favorite countries– for both otherworldly experiences and for the fantastic souvenirs to bring home. Read more about what makes Japan such a unique destination to experience, along with my first twelve favorite Japanese souvenirs, in part one of this post, Best 25 Japanese Experiences and Souvenirs around Tokyo (Kanto) Part […]

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