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About PostcardZ from Victoria

Wish you were here! I love sharing my passion for travel and insights I've learned along the way. Enjoy my travel tips and inspiration with a lighthearted twist! Join me as we create a forum for sharing experiences and information! Enjoy my newly updated & edited book, "Victoria's Travel TipZ Italian Style!" with MORE great TipZ and then, let's go to Italy together!

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #8 Safety & Well-Being ♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #8 Safety & Well-Being♦ Don’t believe everything you “hear” but always practice personal safety and pay attention at all times – and that means before you leave home – so that it’s a habit. This … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel Tip: Italian in My Pocket! ♦

This review in praise of Kathyrn Occhipinti’s “Conversational Italian for Travelers” is LONG overdue! But, as it turns out, it’s timely because the author, Kathryn, is a featured Expert Contributor in my updated and recently (re)published  “Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #6 Seeing Italy’s Sites & #7 Getting Converted ♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #6 Seeing Italy’s Sites & #7 Getting Converted ♦ After all, Italy has more UNESCO designated sites than any other country –  it is culturally rich but the reality is you simply cannot see and … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #5 Getting Around ♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #5 Getting Around ♦ This is my second longest Chapter and for good reason. Whether it’s on foot, riding the trains, grabbing a taxi or driving, you will have to get around… and getting around … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #3 Spending & Shopping, #4 Connecting & Communicating ♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #3 Spending & Shopping and #4 Connecting & Communicating ♦  A few tipZ about shopping and supporting the local artisan community, a little savvy about the currency (euros), ATMs, credit cards, and your cellular plan … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #2 Sleeping & Creature Comforts ♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #2 Sleeping & Creature Comforts ♦ Choosing and deciding where you stay and those other “creature comforts” can definitely make your travels memorable…but we want them to be pleasant memories! This and many More TipZ … Continue reading

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♦Italy Travel Tip: A New Way to Get Around Venice♦

How to Get Around in Venice? Helpful New Prontopia App Turns Trip Days into Travel Days Fellow Italianista Shannon Kenny loves getting lost walking in the city when time and logistics allow, but has faced the challenges of navigating foreign … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #1 Eating ♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #1 Eating – Food Rules ♦ This just happens to be the longest chapter in the book with over 100 tipz! For example… everyone loves Italian food but, did you know that much of the … Continue reading

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♦ Launching into 2018: Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ! ♦

Si! My NEW updated edition of  Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style  is ready for “blast off”! ♦ Italy Travel TipZ Blitz ♦ Join me as I kick off 2018 with a series of posts highlighting TipZ from the 10 Chapters … Continue reading

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Sleeping Around in Santa Barbara…

Yes, I confess, for the past few months I’ve been sleeping around here in Santa Barbara…but, it isn’t what you think!

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