What to do BEFORE buying a house in Italy

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Before making an investment in anything it’s important to do your due diligence. Which, in this case, is researching and understanding the Italian property market. Here’s my list of what I researched, how I did it and where I got my information from. All very important before buying a house in Italy. If you’re like…

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Why I didn’t buy a one euro home in Italy

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After watching “Under The Tuscan Sun” several times I knew I wanted to one day buy a historic building somewhere in Italy. During the pandemic that’s what I did and this blog series is how I did it. I share every step to show you that if I can do it then you can too.…

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Why I chose to remote purchase a house in Italy

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I had a dream to live in Italy for at least part of the summer each year. Sleeping in a historic home, zooming around via scooter, and drinking Aperitivo’s in the afternoons as I watch the sun slowly setting over vineyards, olive trees or basilicas. I’m now making this dream come true! And this is…

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11 Signs you need a new adventure this year

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As humans, we have an innate need for certainty but also equally we have a need for new stimuli that gives us variety. In fact, these are two of the six human needs according to Tony Robbins. So, do you have enough uncertainty in your life or do you need a new adventure this year?…

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The invisible injury

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When someone has an accident and loses a limb or is visibly scarred their injury is one they will carry for the rest of their lives and it is an injury that is obvious to the world. When they meet someone there is empathy for their struggles. They didn’t have a choice in what happened…

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Surrender and let go to grow

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It’s natural to build walls around our hearts and souls to protect us as we navigate through life’s adventures and challenges. It’s natural but it doesn’t always serve us. In the height of the moment it is definitely necessary but to really experience all there is to this life we must surrender and let go…

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Let’s make plans as if it will be alright

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There’s an undeniable current of fear that has us all frozen. We can’t run. We can’t fight. So, we are stuck in no mans land. But what would happen if we started to make plans as if it will be alright? The curse of fear When talking to clients, friends and family of late I…

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How traveling saved me from Coronavirus

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The main image for this blogpost is the current view from our balcony during the lockdown. I don’t share it to gloat. Far from it. I share it to show you what’s possible. And because as we sit here looking out at the Caribbean ocean I’ve suddenly realized all the ways that traveling saved me…

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Staying positive during Coronavirus

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Now, I don’t know about you but I’ve had enough of all the doom and gloom. So, I thought I would put together some tips on staying positive during Coronavirus. None of these are groundbreaking, revolutionary or new but sometimes when you are under the control of your fears you forget the basics. Sometimes when…

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Dont wait until it’s too late

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Dont wait until it’s too late to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. No matter how ‘out of the box’ it may seem. Bronnie Ware, an Australian hospice nurse wrote a book about the “Top Five Regrets of the Dying” based on her experience of asking her patients. Number one was “I wish I’d…

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